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Seven Autumns of Mourning in Newtown

Over these past seven autumns, I’ve learned that just showing up for neighbors during these difficult weeks between Halloween and December 14 can help lift at least some of the weight we carry.

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The mother of a child who experienced the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting reflects on the power of the community 7 years after the tragedy.