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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown Nightmare: Local Reaction

If you have words that can comfort us during this tragedy, please submit in the comments. I will update this post periodically with those comments. It will help if you can identify yourself.

Northampton County Executive John Stoffa: "So many lives have been changed in an instant; so many broken hearts that will never mend; how can not everyone feel this pain?"

Hanover Township Manager Jay Finnigan: "The tragic events in Newtown, CT are impossible to comprehend. My sympathies go out to the families of the deceased, the community, the responders and those dealing with the investigation. An event like Newtown is why it is imperative to plan and train should something as tragic occur in one of our communities. May the deceased rest in peace."

President, Bethlehem Tp Board of Comm'rs Paul Weiss: "It is devastating. Words cannot express it. As a guy whose wife teaches third grade, we talked about it. She asked, 'What do I say to the kids on Monday when they ask me about it?'"

NorCo Council, Ken Kraft: "It is hard to put in words the loss those people are feeling. I would only hope that we can avoid this kind of senseless behavior in the future."

Congressman Charlie Dent: "The horrific violence perpetrated today in Newtown, CT leaves us all shocked and devastated. To the children, parents, first-responders and and people of Newtown -- please know that you are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers."

NorCo Council President John Cusick: "I cannot begin to imagine the horror and suffering taking place in that school community, my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in this senseless tragedy."

Bethlehem City Council, J. William Reynolds: "We all have broken hearts following the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown. These children and teachers will be in our hearts and prayers as we all try to recover from this terrible loss to the American community."


Anonymous said...

Why did you ask these people?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I asked some local leaders and have put up replies I have received so far. As I said, I will post comments from others who are willing to identify themselves.

Anonymous said...

Obama just spoke at a vigil and in his remarks mentioned 20 innocent children and 6 "remarkable adults." Major snafu? Wasn't the murderer one of the 6 adults? How dumb can you get?

Bernie O'Hare said...

According to Reuters, a lone gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults before killing himself. So who is stupid? Even if he had his count wrong, like you have yours, I would not hold that against him. Will you apologize for your mean comment, and for being so hateful to someone who is only trying to console people?


Anonymous said...

Right on Bernie!

Anonymous said...

@ 9:16

YOu're an idiot twice over, first on Obama and second on you.

The #26 does not include him nor his mother.

Anonymous said...

Onembo is a lot more in the open about the county money he recieves than Ken Mohr. Let us call it staight down the middle, man!

Anonymous said...

Just another idiot Bernie.

Anonymous said...

I agree Bernie, no wait, I'm Bernie. This gets confusing.