Newtown http://wamc.org en Report: More Than $28 Million Raised For Newtown http://wamc.org/post/report-more-28-million-raised-newtown <p>A new report shows more than $28 million has been donated to charities in connection to the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p>Of that $28 million, more than $15 million has been distributed.</p><p>The unspent funds were set aside by various organizations for long-term community needs, including mental health services, scholarships and memorials.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 93894 at http://wamc.org Report: More Than $28 Million Raised For Newtown Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-elizabeth-esty-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The killings at Newtown were supposed to change America.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that reforming gun laws can take a long time.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 87071 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty Conn. Bill Expands Worker's Compensation Law http://wamc.org/post/conn-bill-expands-workers-compensation-law <p>The Newtown Police officer who hasn't returned to work since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre because of post-traumatic stress disorder is asking lawmakers to expand Connecticut's worker's compensation law to cover the condition.</p><p>Thomas Bean said Tuesday he's experienced depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts since responding to the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting and cannot return to work in law enforcement.</p><p>Bean is currently receiving about half his pay through Newtown's long-term disability insurance plan. That policy is due to end in June 2015.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:25:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85623 at http://wamc.org Conn. Bill Expands Worker's Compensation Law Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World http://wamc.org/post/letters-sandy-hook-newtown-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World</em> is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook-Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.</p><p>Since the tragic events on December 14, 2012, the community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world in so many different forms. This book is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and have always been.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79737 at http://wamc.org Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World "Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis http://wamc.org/post/nurturing-healing-love-mother-s-journey-hope-forgiveness-scarlett-lewis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On December 14, 2012, Scarlett Lewis experienced something that no parent should ever have to endure: she lost her son Jesse in an act of unimaginable violence. The day started just like any other, but when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Scarlett’s life changed forever.</span></p><p>Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett went on an unexpected journey, inspired by a simple three-word message he had scrawled on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died: Norurting Helin Love (Nurturing Healing Love). It was as if he knew just what his family would need in order to go on after this horrible tragedy.</p><p>**As mentioned in the interview posted here, J.T. Lewis' website is <a href="http://www.newtownhelpsrwanda.org/">newtownhelpsrwanda.org</a>.**</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79723 at http://wamc.org "Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis 12/5/13 Panel http://wamc.org/post/12513-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />China Zone<br />US in Decline<br />Martin Bashir Resigns<br />Newtown 9-1-1 Calls<br />Rockwell Sale</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79206 at http://wamc.org Newtown 911 Calls Show Calm Response To Shooting http://wamc.org/post/newtown-911-calls-show-calm-response-shooting <p>Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.</p><p>The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and state police for help. The operators also ask about the welfare of the children.</p><p>A gunman shot his way into the school on the morning of Dec. 14 and gunned down 20 children and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle. He committed suicide as police arrived.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:18:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79197 at http://wamc.org Newtown 911 Calls Show Calm Response To Shooting Vox Pop : Open Forum on 11/26/13 : Newtown Report http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-112613-newtown-report <p>Almost a year after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the State’s Attorney has released a report profiling the killer, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:12:54 +0000 78632 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 11/26/13 : Newtown Report Hundreds More Conn. Schools Receive Security Money http://wamc.org/post/hundreds-more-conn-schools-receive-security-money <p>An additional 435 schools across Connecticut are receiving state funding to improve school security in the wake of last year's deadly mass school shooting in Newtown.</p><p>Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that $16 million will be spent to reimburse 75 local school districts for a portion of security improvements. Back in September, the state awarded $5 million to help pay for upgrades at 169 schools in 36 districts.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:06:40 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77672 at http://wamc.org Hundreds More Conn. Schools Receive Security Money Newtown: No Events To Mark Shooting Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/newtown-no-events-mark-shooting-anniversary <p>The leader of the board that governs Newtown, Connecticut says it won&rsquo;t host any townwide events to mark the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.</p><p>First Selectman Pat Llodra says the community is choosing to remember and honor the victims in ways that are &quot;quiet, personal and respectful.&quot;</p><p>A gunman killed 20 children and six women inside the school Dec. 14 before committing suicide.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:52:12 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75734 at http://wamc.org Newtown: No Events To Mark Shooting Anniversary