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Maili Pieragostini of Newtown Connecticut stopped in to Excel... News Photo 1585418542012 Newtown Connecticut Shooting,Comfort,Connecticut,Diving into Water,Dog,Education,Horizontal,Human Interest,Illinois,Killing,Law,Mass Murder,Newtown - Connecticut,Pair,Sandy Hook Elementary School,Sport,The End,USA,Violence,VisitPhotographer Hartford CourantCollection: McClatchy-Tribune 2012 MCTMaili Pieragostini, 6, of Newtown, Connecticut, stopped in to Excel Tutoring to visit with a pair of comfort dogs provided by the Lutheran Church Charities from Illinois. The K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry has nine Golden Retrievers in Newtown to help comfort community residents in need. Maili is a first-grader at the Head O' Meadow Elementary School in Newtown. School was supposed to start this morning but was postponed for one day. At left is Dona Martin, K-9 coordinator for for the K-9 comfort Dog Ministry, and at right, Barb Granado of the ministry. In the foreground is Ruthie, the Golden. (Stephen Dunn/Hartford/Courant/MCT via Getty Images)