The chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission has stepped down. Kyle Lyddy joined the newly formed group in 2013. He told the Newtown Bee that he is unable to commit fully to the project at this time, which would not be in the best interest of representing this Commission. Lyddy continued by saying that the group is at a critical juncture, but he is confident in the groundwork that has been set. Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal led Commission's meeting on Thursday to review public input on designs. The Commission has selected a property for the memorial and narrowed down design submissions from 188 to 13.