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 | 2:49 pm | April 1, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Legislators to unveil gun legislation

In back door meetings that concluded late last night, Connecticut lawmakers struck a long-awaited deal on gun legislation that they plan to unveil to the legislature today. The legislation, which was first proposed following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will likely contain new gun restrictions as well as changes to the state’s mental healthcare system »

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 | 5:00 pm | February 26, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Facebook removes tribute pages to Sandy Hook

Facebook has agreed to remove several so-called “tribute pages” for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns that the pages were being used to exploit the tragedy. Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Esty wrote a joint letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday morning asking that the pages »