All the inhabitants dwelling within the territorial limits of the Town of Newington, as heretofore constituted, shall continue forever hereafter to be a body politic and corporate under the name "Town of Newington," hereinafter called "the Town," and as such shall have perpetual succession and may hold and exercise all the powers and privileges heretofore exercised by the Town and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter, the additional powers and privileges herein conferred, and all powers and privileges conferred upon towns under the laws of the State of Connecticut.
All property, both real and personal, all rights of action and rights of every description and all securities and liens, vested or inchoate, in the Town as of the effective date of this Charter, are continued in the Town. The Town shall continue to be liable for all debts and obligations of every kind, whether or not accrued, for which the Town shall be liable on said date. Nothing herein shall be construed to affect the rights of the Town to collect any assessment, charge, debt or lien. Any contract that has been entered into by the Town prior to the effective date of this revision, or any bond or undertaking that has been given by or in favor of the Town, which contains provision that the same be enforced by any commission, board, department or office therein named but abolished by the provisions of this Charter, shall be in no manner impaired, but said contract, bond, or undertaking shall continue in full force and effect, with reference to the same upon any such commission, board, department or office shall, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, thereafter be exercised and discharged by the Council.
In addition to all powers granted to towns under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, Connecticut General Statutes and Special Acts, the Town shall have all powers specifically granted by this Charter, all power fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted, and all other powers relating to the property, government and affairs of the Town, the exercise of which is not in conflict with the Constitution and Connecticut General Statutes. The enumeration of particular powers in this and any other article of this Charter shall not be construed as limiting this general grant of power but shall be considered as an addition thereto.