It has been more than a week since the racism and extremism, with tragic consequences, was on display in Charlottesville, Va., when white nationalists descended on the city for a “Unite the Right” rally. The country, and Wilton, have not stopped talking about it.
As The Bulletin went to press Wednesday evening, a candlelight vigil was planned in the courtyard of Our Lady of Fatima church. The event was planned as a gathering to bring the community together in a time of national upheaval. First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice was to read the proclamation of civility adopted earlier this year and planned to say a few words. Words were also to be spoken by members of the Wilton clergy and area guests. Candles were to be lit. Refreshments were to be served to enable people to socialize and perhaps voice their feelings on this subject that has generated so much ill will.