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Schenectady vigil mourns child victims

School shooting hits close to home for some

A vigil honoring the victims of Newtown, Connecticut at City Hall in Schenectady on December 16, 2012
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
A vigil honoring the victims of Newtown, Connecticut at City Hall in Schenectady on December 16, 2012
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Scores of Schenectady residents gathered quietly on the steps of City Hall on Sunday evening in solidarity with Newtown, Conn., families devastated by Friday’s school shooting. They hunched against the cold, snapping off bits of brittle candle for newcomers, nodding in mute agreement over a light. Many were young parents like Amanda Rice with whom the recent violence struck a special chord. “I feel like I’ve been mourning,” she said. “I’m so close to this.” ...

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