Hundreds of people, including many families with children, held candles and sang “Amazing Grace” last Monday in a rainy outdoor vigil at Stone Field for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. Two selectmen spoke, a teenage volunteer read Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope,” and Aicha Kelley of the Recreation Department read the children’s book “Goodnight Moon” as part of the ceremony, which also included music and a moment of silence. “It became clear that a lot of people were really struggling with’’ the tragedy, said Mary Ellen McGrath of the Recreation Department. “We thought [a candlelight vigil] might be a healing thing.”
By Johanna Seltz| Globe Correspondent December 23, 2012
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