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First selectwoman: Tough weeks ahead for Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown's first selectwoman says the next few weeks will be difficult and she is asking residents to quietly mark the anniversary of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by coming together and supporting local businesses.

First Selectwoman Pat Llodra (LOH'-drah) says in a blog post that the community is gearing up for the release of the investigation report Monday and also waiting to find out whether recordings of 911 calls from that day will be released.

Twenty children and six women were massacred by gunman Adam Lanza at the school in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown. Llodra says what's hard for residents is that they can do little to ease the pain of victim's families.

Newtown is not planning any townwide events to mark the anniversary.

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