You may have noticed that the picture usually found at the very top of your Patch is different today. There are reasons for that:
The world’s attention is once again turning to our beautiful town, as they too remember and honor the precious lives lost at Sandy Hook School one year ago. Their support, kindness and compassion is just as strong today as it was then, so we created a space on Patch for folks to send their thoughts and prayers. It’s called “Notes for Newtown.”
The day after the shooting, Newtown resident Suzy DeYoung said she and her friends found comfort simply by gathering together in a kitchen, sharing the quiet strength of companionship. On Saturday, she’ll be gathering in that same kitchen with friends again.
We hope to offer that same sense of a gathering place, and provide some level of comfort, with our Notes for Newtown section.
The picture above is a paper quilt of kind-hearted notes that were among the thousands of memorials left in our quaint little village in the days and weeks following the tragedy. This same image is appearing on the homepage of every Patch in the country from Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 14. It will link to the Notes for Newtown section.
We have a few rules for this section on Newtown Patch, which we will enforce with a zero-tolerance policy:
If you’d like to do any of these three things, you have the whole rest of the Internet. Notes for Newtown is a place for expressing support for our community. It’s a place for compassion, for kindness.