Expect the Unexpected

All the news that's fit to print, debate, and chew on

A fresh start for Sandy Hook

The flagpole in Newtown following the shooting tragedy.

The flagpole in Newtown following the shooting tragedy.

A task force has recommended that the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., be torn down and a new school be built on another site.

That’s a good and important step for the community’s healing process. The nation has been grieving with Newtown since the shooting tragedy in December that claimed 26 lives.

I covered the Newtown tragedy for The Weston Forum because of the involvement of Weston police officer, Sgt. Pat Daubert, who was off duty at his home in Bethel, when the call came in about a shooting at the Sandy Hook school. He immediately raced there and offered to help in whatever way he could.

Sgt. Daubert spent the early part of the day helping parents reunite with their children at a nearby firehouse. That afternoon, he was assigned to assist the Previdi family, whose daughter Caroline, 6, was one of the victims claimed in the senseless shootings.

Initially, Sgt. Daubert helped the family deal with obsessive media coverage so they could carry out their funeral plans in peace. But his assistance didn’t stop there. To this day, he’s still helping the family deal with myriad issues. He’s just one of the quiet faces doing what he can to help others cope in the face of an unspeakable tragedy.

The pain, loss, and suffering from this horrific event is never going to be fully eased or eradicated. But life must go on. Tearing down the old school and building a new one was not a decision that everyone in the community supported. Some believed the current school should be remodeled and renovated. In the end, though, a new fresh start and beginning is what everyone needs. Good luck Newtown, we’re with you.

Images from Newtown. —Patricia Gay photos all rights reserved

Painful memories from Newtown. The community is ready to move forward with a new school and a fresh start.

Photos by Patricia Gay. All rights reserved.


Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

the craptacular

Broadway and everything you never needed to know about it


Colourful Good Food & Positive Lifestyle


An omnivorous couple's perspective on all things om-nomable in Fairfield County, CT.

The Little Bean

where the coffee shop ends & the cooking begins

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Terry Irving-An Old-Fashioned View

Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!

Moms in Weston, CT

Laugh. Learn. Live. You're not alone in this town.

Expect the Unexpected

All the news that's fit to print, debate, and chew on

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.