Monday, October 7, 2013

Sandy Hook to be Torn Down

The voters of Newtown, Connecticut have voted to tear down the Sandy Hook school and to design and build a new school on the same site.  Because of the large expense of this project the voters had to vote and approve the expense.
Newtown residents vote on a referendum accepting $49.25 million from the state to demolish the current Sandy Hook Elementry School and build a new one. Stephanie Burns and her daughter, Anna, 11, wave to motorists on their way to vote at Newtown Middle School in Conn. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Photo: Michael Duffy / The News-Times

The vote was 4,504 to 558 so it was not very close.  I would love to speak to some of the no voters to see what or if they were thinking.  Are they tea party folks who oppose government spending? Did they want the horrible reminder of that day to stand the test of time? I don't see how any reasonable person could have opposed this effort.

The new school is expected to open in the fall of 2016

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