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Newtown officials consider donation of land, 'Rock of Angels' from St. John's

The Newtown Board of Selectmen will do more research before making a recommendation about a land donation from the former St. John's Episcopal Church.  The facility was recently closed by Episcopal Church officials and will be sold as a commercial structure. 


St. John's wants to donate a small portion of land, four-tenths of an acre, to the town containing the "Rock of Angels" memorial.  It was gifted to Newtown and installed in Sandy Hook Center in August 2013 as a memorial to the children and educators killed on 12-14. 



The parcel abuts the Sandy Hook School property.


First Selectman Pat Llodra says she wants to consult with the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, and the Bishop of Connecticut, about the Rock of Angels. 


The Commission is looking to locate a memorial, of a design yet to be decided, about a mile away at SAC field. 


A recommendation needs to be made by the Board of Selectmen to the Legislative Council about the land donation.  The Board decided to table the matter until their next meeting.

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