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A five person board of directors has been named to oversee the nonprofit foundation created to distribute nearly $10 million donated to the Newtown community.  The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is tasked with evaluating requests and suggestions for money donated to the fund established by the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank. 

 

The foundation will also help smaller charities that may need administrative assistance.

 

Danbury Hospital chair of psychiatry Charles Herrick is one of the board members.  The Sandy Hook resident says the grieving process is a long one.

 

The other board members are Robert Weiss of St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown attorney Anne Ragusa; former Newtown finance director Benjamin Spragg and DiCandido, president of a New Milford aerospace company.

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