May 14th, 2013
7:51 pm
May 14th, 2013 | City
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 […]

Mar 26th, 2013
12:32 am
March 26th, 2013 | City
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 […]

Mar 6th, 2013
9:23 pm
March 6th, 2013 | City
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 […]

Dec 22nd, 2012
5:05 am
December 22nd, 2012 | City
One week later, mourning continues in Newtown

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 […]

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