I drove back to our Aurora hotel where family gathered for a wedding, thinking how lucky my two children — Kristin, then 19, and Ben, 18 — were to grow up in Newtown, where violent crime usually meant teenage mischief-makers bashing mailboxes late at night. How wrong I was.
Gary Stoller

Gary’s a USA TODAY reporter who lives in Newtown. He was one of the first reporters on the scene last week and now reflects on the town: A week after shooting massacre, Newtown navigates Christmas.

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