These were the sentiments of State Representative DebraLee Hovey during a Capital memorial service December 19, but they represent the comments of a growing throng of Newtown residents, merchants and officials, as well as a number of survivors who have contacted The Bee in the days since the Sandy Hook School rampage.
For several stretches of time beginning early Monday morning, December 17, most of the police band radio traffic focused on dispatching officers to remove media representatives from areas of private property that were being overrun by news crews, many with support staff toting pop-up kiosks, cameras and arriving in huge vehicles that are choking off the traffic flow of customers to local businesses.
The many shops in Sandy Hook Center are being particularly affected by this crush of media and support vehicles, with the Toy Tree among those hardest hit. At a time of the year that can make a financial difference between economic survival and closure, that small boutique has remained devoid of clients who can't, or refuse to try to, reach it through stagnant traffic on Church Hill Road.
Suffering From Media Onslaught (You will have to click on the story link of the same title as the link)
I hadnt really thought about how big of a pain in the rear the situation has become for the residents of Sandy Hook. Such a small quaint town being floooded by thousands on a daily basis.