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First Selectmen, Mayors Hosting 'Tribute to Newtown'

Bethel residents and all in the northern Fairfield County area are invited to the Wednesday night tribute.

First Selectmen, Mayors Hosting 'Tribute to Newtown'


Mayors and First Selectmen from the greater Danbury area, including Bethel First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker, have come together to organize a multi-community tribute to people and town of Newtown Wednesday night.

"I invite all Bethel residents to attend this special and uplifting event tomorrow evening," said Knickerbocker in a press release.

The 7 p.m. tribute, at the O'Neill Center on the Westside Campus of WCSU in Danbury, includes musical guests and choir performances, as well as community leaders, including Western Connecticut State University President Dr. James Schmotter, according to the release.

Knickerbocker told Patch the mayors and First Selectmen from northern Fairfield county will host the event. This includes Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield and Sherman.

"But I have to give credit to New Fairfield First Selectman John Hodge, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and [Danbury Chief of Staff] Wayne Shepherd, who did most of the work to pull this together. They contacted the university and reserved the O'Neill Center," said Knickerbocker.

  • When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 19
  • Where: The O'Neill Center on the Westside Campus of WCSU

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