Six Months After Sandy Hook, Newtown's Resilience Springs Eternal

Live from the office of the Newtown Bee.

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The Newtown Bee has been the town's local newspaper since 1877.
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First Selectman Pat Llodra
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John Voket is an associate editor with the Newtown Bee.
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Barbara Gaines is a member of the Flagpole Radio Cafe.
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Martin Blanco is a member of the Flagpole Radio Cafe.
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John Woodall is a psychiatrist based in Newtown.
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An old camera used to make print copies of the Newtown Bee.
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A special edition of the Newtown Bee printed on Monday, Dec. 17, three days after the shooting.
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Dogs roamed the offices of the Newtown Bee.
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A sign on the front office welcomes visitors to the Newtown Bee.
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Six Months After Sandy Hook, Newtown's Resilience Springs Eternal
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Six Months After Sandy Hook, Newtown's Resilience Springs Eternal
For the people most directly touched by the Newtown shootings, the very fact of this day may have been hard to imagine.
 
That six months would pass. That there would be a day when, somehow, they would have survived for half a year with their grief and their memories. 
 
But Newtown isn't a tiny place. More than 27,000 people live here. The shootings mean different things to all of them, but they also travel the same road, at least in certain ways.
 
One of the questions facing Newtown right now is: to what degree should this be a place of memorial?.And at what pace should the town move forward? How do you move on without moving past those lost lives?
 
We're in the offices of the Newtown Bee today, the six-month anniversary of the killings. We're asking how a town heals collectively and individually. 
 
You can join the conversation. E-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.

  

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E-mail from Karl

Just as in the program re the Petit case in Cheshire, you've aired an hour of useful low-key conversation on a subject I thought all the (local, regional, and national) media had covered to exhaustion, that I considered I had no appetite left for.

Good job.

E-mail from Carol

Very favorite book of mine is THE BIG WAVE, by Pearl Buck.
Ostensibly a children's book, I read it as an adult and became hooked on it. Have given it to many people who have experienced great personal loss. I'll not say more right now, so you can receive this during the show. More later if you wish.