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Brattleboro hosts community vigil in wake of violence

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The town of Brattleboro hosted a vigil on Sunday to provide community members an opportunity to support each other in the wake of recent acts of violence.

Organizers said among those they planned to honor was Leah Rosin-Pritchard, who was killed on April 3 at the Groundworks Collaborative Morningside shelter. Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint, members of Vermont’s Congressional Delegation, members of several state agencies and local government officials planned to speak at the event at the Commons and Park Place at 2 p.m.

A silent prayer started at 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Main Street. After the vigil, the pastor, the local rabbi and local Buddhist leaders invited those moved to walk to the Retreat Meadows to create memorial cairns.

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