This past week has been an incredibly difficult time for our state and our nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the tragedy that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.The events in Newtown have left many of us with a deep sense of sadness and helplessness. We try to understand how such unspeakable violence could occur in a place that should be safe and full of innocence.
In the next few days there are a couple of opportunities for us to come together in a show of support for those that need it so badly.
This Friday, December 21st Governor Malloy has asked for a moment of silence and for all churches to ring their bells 26 times, in honor of the 26 innocent victims, at 9:30 am. In East Hampton the public is being encouraged to bring a bell and gather in front of Town Hall to observe the moment of silence as a community.
On Sunday, December 23rd at 4pm East Hampton is hosting a candlelight vigil at the Governor O'Neill Gazebo at Sears Park. All are invited to attend and asked to bring a candle to participate. Father Walter Nagle from St. Patrick Church will offer thoughts and prayers for the victims at the vigil. As parking may be limited, a shuttle bus will be provided beginning at 3:30 pm fromthe East Hampton High School parking lot.
During these trying times it is important for our community to come together to provide strength,not only to one another, but to collectively send our love to those in Newtown.
If you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss, I urge you to contact me by calling (860)615-9885. I do not begin my official duties as a State Representative until I am sworn in on January 9th, but have already begun working on your behalf.