Naugatuck to Host Vigil on Tuesday (12/18/2012)

Posted by Bob on December 15, 2012 under Daily Blogs | Read the First Comment

Naugatuck will hold a vigil in remembrance of all those who perished in the tragic Newtown shootings on Tuesday, December 18, 2012,  6:00 PM, on the Naugatuck Green.  The principal of the school, Dawn (Lafferty) Hochsprung, who was killed during the horrific incident, is originally from Naugatuck and has significant roots in our community.  Representatives of our office have been in contact with family members throughout the day (12/15/2012), who have expressed a preference to hold the vigil on Tuesday (12/18/2012) evening.  We respectfully request that all respect the family’s wishes for privacy during this difficult time.

More details with regard to the vigil, which should include a representative of the local clergy, will be stated as they become available. Please feel free to share the date and time (Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 6:00 PM, Naugatuck Green) with family and friends who would like to express their thoughts,  prayers, and condolences to all the families effected by this tragedy.

All of us have our own unique and distinct ways of dealing with grief in the wake of horrible events such as the shootings in Newtown.  We certainly respect and understand the intentions of private individuals and/or groups to gather and use the Naugatuck Green in a responsible manner to mourn and/or pay their respects at other times throughout the weekend and in the immediate future.

The special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Burgesses to discuss the proposed acquisition of the General DataComm, Inc., properties, originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2012; will be rescheduled to Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 6:00 PM, at the Naugatuck Train Station/Historical Society (195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770).

  • Fred Scheithe said,

    I had the pleasure of having Dawn as a student at Hillside Middle School and am a better person for it. She was always the life of the party, full of energy with a smile on her face. An article said she was killed going after the shooter to try and subdue him to protect her school and her kids. That doesn’t surprise me. God bless you Dawn and once again you are joined with your students in Heaven. May you rest in peace!

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