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Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission looks to Fairfield Hills as potential site

The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission may have narrowed down a location for where any future memorial to those killed on 12-14 would be located.  The Newtown Bee reports that the group thinks a multi-acre site on the Fairfield Hills campus is a secluded spot, ideal for a memorial.  The three to four acres is on a corner of the High Meadow. 


The Permanent Memorial Commission has worked with the Deputy Director of Planning and Land Use, as well as working with the Newtown Conservation Commission.  The Sandy Hook working group looked for a location that was secluded but accessible, had some infrastructure in place and natural settings or views.  There is a nearby walking trail which Commission Chairman Kyle Lyddy told the Bee could lead to concerns from people who use the trail but might not want to be exposed to the memorial. 


There is an abandoned farm road that could provide access to the High Meadow proposed site. 


The Commission plans to put out a request for proposals for design ideas in January. 


$130,000 earmarked for a memorial donated to Newtown after 12-14 could be transferred from the town to a 501c3 if fundraising is needed for the memorial.

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