The new playground at Long Lots Elementary School, being built in memory of one of the first-graders killed last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is nearly complete after a weekend of intensive construction.

Work began last Friday, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for this Friday, depending on the ground installation of protective rubber matting.

The playground has been built in honor of Dylan Hockley, one of the 20 students and six educators killed in the new Newtown massacre.

The Long Lots site is the fourth of 26 playgrounds that will be built in the tri-state area to honor the 26 shooting victims -- a program organized by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association. Long Lots was chosen to honor Hockley because the boy's family has relatives in Westport.