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    December 15, 2012

    Rockland group expresses grief, speaks out on gun violence

    A small gathering of residents stood with candles flickering on Main Street in the bitter cold Saturday evening, Dec. 15, to express their grief and outrage over the school shooting in Connecticut. The vigil was organized by Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson, D-Rockland, who said she spent the day studying Maine's gun laws in preparation for a local and statewide discussion on how to prevent tragedies in schools. Dickerson...

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    December 15, 2012

    Commentary: Trying to make sense of Sandy Hook

    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." – Henry David Thoreau, July 12, 1817, to May 6, 1862 I’m writing this about 48 hours after the shooting of 26 young children and adults in Newtown, Conn. It is raw; the tragedy and the fact that most of us can’t make sense of it is nothing ...

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    December 15, 2012

    Mayor seeks meeting on school safety

    In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Rockland Mayor Will Clayton issued a statement Friday night, Dec. 14 calling for a community meeting on school safety and preparedness. "It is with a heavy heart I must come to you tonight to discuss the tragic scenario we have all heard about today in Connecticut," Clayton said in an email. "I have asked the city manager ...

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