To make updates to your Zip06 account or requets changes to your newspaper delivery, please choose an option below.
If you have an account, please login! If you don't have an account, you can create one.
A Zip06 account will allow you to post to the online calendar, contribute to News From You, and interact with the Zip06 community. It's free to sign-up!Click here to get started!
We're happy you've decided to join the Zip06 community. Please fill out this short registration form to begin sharing content with your neighbors.
We can help! Enter the email address registered to your account below to have your password emailed to you.
Residents gather at the Guilford Green to remember Ethan Song. (Photo by Pem McNerney/The Courier | Buy This Photo)
Fill out the form below to email this story to a friend×
On a frigid evening, hundreds of residents gathered on the Guilford Green to honor and celebrate the life of 15-year-old Ethan Song, a young man friends and family described as brilliant, funny, honest, and true.
The tolling of bells, prayers from the reverends of the First Congregational Church, and stories from friends and loved ones marked the vigil held on Feb. 2, two days after Song died of a gunshot wound. Friends and classmates of Ethan's spoke of his quick wit, his dedication to his friends, his competitive spirit, and the lasting effect he has had on so many in the community.
Ethan's father, Mike Song, addressed the crowd and thanked the whole community for the outpouring of support.
"You might wonder what impact that [a text or call] has on someone who has lost a child and I will tell you, it does make a difference," he said. "It's a moment where you stop the grieving for one second and go, 'Oh that person cares about us'. It's a point of light."
Song then asked the crowd to turn their eyes to the sky and say, 'Ethan, we love you'. As a chorus of voices answered his request, one thing was clear - Ethan is loved and will never be forgotten.
Funeral service details have been released.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Feb. 4 from 3-7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on 122 Broad Street. The service is Monday, also at the First Congregational Church, at 10 a.m.
All are welcome.
Love Local News?
The town guide for Essex, Centerbrook, Ivoryton, Deep River, and Chester has arrived!
The 2018 edition of the East Haven Chamber of Comerce Guide is here!
The 2018 Madison Chamber of Commerce Guide has arrived