Homestate Horror

December 14th, 2012 at 2:11 pm by under FOX10 News, Uncategorized

It’s hard for me to understand how today’s school shooting happened in my homestate of Connecticut.

Newtown is a nice, little town about 40 miles from where I grew up.  It’s the kind of place where people live their entire lives, or move there to escape crime in the big cities.

Today, crime came to Newtown.

Outside of its big cities like Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport and where I grew up in New Britain, most of Connecticut is like Newtown.  The state is dotted with small, rural towns, run by Town Councils, where homes are protected by volunteer firefighters.   In general, folks are neither poor nor rich.  They live in moderately-priced homes (for Connecticut standards) and lead quiet lives.

Violent crime simply doesn’t happen in places like Newtown. That all changed today.

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2 Responses to “Homestate Horror”

  1. Karen Gregory says:

    I understand exactly what you’re saying Bob. I lived in NE CT (what some people refer to as the quiet corner) most of my life and would never have dreamed that such horror could come to a town just like that one.

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