A large somber crowd spent about 30 minutes in silence Thursday evening in front of City Hall, listening to Mayor Ted Bettencourt and four local religious leaders reflect on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School one week ago.
Several among the crowd, both adults and children, held signs along with their candles of the victims' names.
Fr. John MacInnis, Rev. Joel Anderle, Rabbi Nechemia Schusterman and Rabbi Deborah Zuker all shared thoughts or prayers for the evening.