Remembering the Unthinkable: Hamden Honors Newtown

A candlelight vigil Thursday night on the steps of Memorial Town Hall honored the memory of those killed at Sandy Hook and sent out support to their families.

Hamden hasn't forgotten, and Thursday night a group of residents gathered on the steps of Memorial Town Hall to send that message to the town of Newtown.

Chris Vega, the chairman of the Hamden Human Rights and Relations Commission, organized the vigil that drew about 40 people, including Mayor Scott Jackson.

The mayor served as chairman of the state Sandy Hook Advisory Commission that Gov. Dannel Malloy convened shortly after the Dec. 14 shootings to review policy and make recommendations as to improving school safety.

"I am so impressed with the resolve of the families," Jackson said. "I am so impressed with the resolve of the Newtown community. They will not be defined by loss but they will be defined by hope and that I think is a lesson we can all learn around the state.

"Playgrounds are being built, not to remember loss but to inspire hope and to give something back," he said. This is who we are, this is the best of us. 


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