City | 7:51 pm | May 14, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

New school to be built in Sandy Hook’s place


In a unanimous vote, a taskforce of local leaders in Newtown, Conn. decided on Friday to knock down Sandy Hook Elementary School and build a new school in its place. The decision came after months in which the 28-person task force considered 40 different sites on which to build a school, settling on the original site both for its »

City | 12:32 am | March 26, 2013 | By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy criticize NRA


Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 and Chris Murphy offered harsh words to the NRA in a Monday letter to the pro-gun organization’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre. The letter, in which the senators requested the NRA cease automated calls pushing the NRA’s pro-gun policies to Newtown, Conn., residents, called the organization’s behavior “inappropriate” and »

City | 9:23 pm | March 6, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Fund created for Newtown trauma victims


The Connecticut General Assembly unanimously passed a bill today creating a fund for first responders, teachers and others who suffered psychological trauma from the Sandy Hook shooting. Backed by private donations, the new fund will supplement an existing workers compensation fund that pays for lost wages resulting from a workplace physical injury, but does not currently compensate people for purely »

City | 5:05 am | December 22, 2012 | By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

One week later, mourning continues in Newtown

People gathered at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn. late Friday evening last week to mourn the tragedy.

In the frigid December air of Newtown, Conn., families and neighbors huddled together Friday evening to commemorate the one-week anniversary of the school shooting that left 20 children and six faculty members of Sandy Hook Elementary School dead. The vigil, which drew roughly 2,500 people, included speeches from Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra, Newtown Congregational »