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Newtown charity to begin distribution to families


The president of the foundation overseeing about $11.4 million in funds donated to Newtown in the wake of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School says it hopes to begin distributing money to the families of victims this month.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received clearance last week from Attorney General George Jepsen to go forward with a plan to hand out $7.7 million from the fund to families of the 26 people killed, 12 surviving children from the classrooms where people were shot and the two people wounded during the shooting.

Jepsen had met with the foundation to discuss concerns raised by some victims' family members.

Dr. Charles Herrick, the foundation's president, says his group has agreed to meet privately with the families before disbursing the money.

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