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Candlelight Vigils Held Across Hudson Valley to Remember Newtown Victims

Area residents remember those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Communities held candlelight vigils across the Hudson Valley last night as thousands gathered in Newtown, CT, with President Barack Obama to mourn the 26 slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School by a neighbor.

In Rye, in Ossining, in Dobbs Ferry and elsewhere, people gathered in the rain to commemorate the Friday massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. On Sunday, police confirmed that Adam Lanza, 20, was the gunmen who killed the children and staff members at the school, his mother at his home, and took his own life.

During a long moment of silence at Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry, an American flag flapped in the wind above nearly 100 people who gathered to remember the victims.

Ann Fanizzi December 17, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Vigils held everywhere but not in Putnam County? Why aren't the political and religious leaders planning this type of event or an inter-faith service?
caroline sullivan December 17, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I agree with you Ann and would absolutely take part and encourage a Vigil for the newtown community in our town.. This is something that they should have already been setting in motion... Sad to see its not.... Caroline S
Concerned citizen December 17, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Tremendous sigh ! My heart is truly broken, what a horrifying way to end the year ; may god bless the families and parents trying to cope with all of this.
jo December 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM
god is in control., but man has free will..lot of hooey..

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