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Newtown Reopens Support Center after Boston Bombings

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 4:27 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER, MA - APRIL 16: City Councilor Tito Jackson raised his flag and candle during the vigil. Community, family, friends and politicians made their way out to a vigil at Garvey Park in remembrance of 8-year-old Martin William Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday, in Dorchester, Mass. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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The support center in Newtown reopened this week, two days after the tragic bombings in Boston.
This tragedy comes less than four months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the bombings happened at the end of the race, in the mile that happened to be dedicated to Newtown.

That was just one of many connections the race had to this community that lost 20 first graders and six staff members during the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

Several Newtown residents were running in the race and each mile was dedicated to one of the 26 victims killed in the school shooting.

“As we continue to navigate through our own response to the tragic events in Newtown, the events in Boston are unsettling and will impact each of us differently,” a post on the Newtown Web site says.

The support center at Cyrenius Booth Library is a place for the community to gather for support, guidance or simply to be with one another in the wake of another. tragedy 

Town officials are urging residents to reach out to family, friends, faith-based organizations, neighbors or counselors, to exercise, create art or work.

They are also being urged to limit your exposure to news coverage of the tragedy not to be alone.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library is located at 5 Main St, Newtown.

On Thursday, it will be open until 7 p.m. On Friday, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend hours will be determined

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