Newtown school shooting http://wamc.org en More Screening For Guns Among Newtown Proposals http://wamc.org/post/more-screening-guns-among-newtown-proposals <p>Mental health suitability screenings for gun owners and sellers, and consolidating smaller emergency management dispatch centers are among the proposals being considered by members of a state commission crafting public policy recommendations in light of the 2012 Newtown school shooting.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:08:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 93084 at http://wamc.org More Screening For Guns Among Newtown Proposals Newtown Residents Want Gunman's House Torn Down http://wamc.org/post/newtown-residents-want-gunmans-house-torn-down <p>Some Newtown residents say in a new survey that they want the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home torn down and the property turned into a park or nature preserve.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nshcf.org/" target="_blank">Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation</a> received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents' unmet needs in the wake of the December 2012 shootings. The foundation has been deciding how to distribute more than $11 million in donations made in response to the shootings, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:29:45 +0000 Jim Levulis 87293 at http://wamc.org Newtown Residents Want Gunman's House Torn Down Newtown To Seek Federal Grant For Counseling http://wamc.org/post/newtown-seek-federal-grant-counseling <p>Officials in <a href="http://www.newtown-ct.gov/Public_Documents/index" target="_blank">Newtown, Connecticut</a> plan to ask the federal government next week for millions of dollars for mental health counseling for hundreds of people affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:27:26 +0000 Jim Levulis 84192 at http://wamc.org Newtown To Seek Federal Grant For Counseling Newtown Schools Receive U.S. Grant For Recovery Aid http://wamc.org/post/newtown-schools-receive-us-grant-recovery-aid <p>NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The <a href="http://www.newtown.k12.ct.us/" target="_blank">Newtown school district</a> is receiving an additional $1.9 million from the federal government to aid its recovery from the 2012 massacre.</p><p>The district previously received a $1.3 million grant through the program to help schools deal with traumatic events.</p><p>The money will go toward support services for students dealing with the aftermath of the shooting as well as additional security and other services.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 81317 at http://wamc.org Newtown Schools Receive U.S. Grant For Recovery Aid Cards, Gifts Sent To Newtown After Shooting Saved http://wamc.org/post/cards-gifts-sent-newtown-after-shooting-saved <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Volunteers have archived thousands of letters, cards and children's artwork that flooded into Newtown, Conn., following last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.</p><p>The town kept everything. Some of it was preserved in its original form. Others were documented in photos or turned into recycled material that officials hope can be used in the foundation of a new school or to construct a permanent memorial for the 26 shooting victims.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:27:48 +0000 Jim Levulis 80672 at http://wamc.org Cards, Gifts Sent To Newtown After Shooting Saved 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 1 Year After Newtown, Biden To Boost Mental Health http://wamc.org/post/1-year-after-newtown-biden-boost-mental-health <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.</p><p>The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services. Biden will announce the funds Tuesday when he meets with relatives of Newtown victims at the White House.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:25:07 +0000 Jim Levulis 79551 at http://wamc.org 1 Year After Newtown, Biden To Boost Mental Health 11/26/13 Panel http://wamc.org/post/112613-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Newtown Report<br />Obama Defends Iran Deal<br />Karzai Ultimatum<br />Heart Study Criticized<br />Katie Couric goes to Yahoo<br />Casinos<br />Albany Civic Center<br />GE</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78597 at http://wamc.org GE Gives $15M to Newtown, CT Community Center http://wamc.org/post/ge-gives-15m-newtown-ct-community-center <p>NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) —<a href="http://www.ge.com/" target="_blank"> General Electric Co.</a> has donated $15 million to <a href="http://www.ge.com/" target="_blank">Newtown, Conn</a>., to build and operate a community center.</p><p>Town officials said Monday that following the shooting deaths last December of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it was clear the town lacked a central meeting space.</p><p>More than 150 employees of GE, which is headquartered in nearby Fairfield, live in Newtown.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:34:23 +0000 Jim Levulis 78150 at http://wamc.org GE Gives $15M to Newtown, CT Community Center Hundreds More CT Schools Receive Security Money http://wamc.org/post/hundreds-more-ct-schools-receive-security-money <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — 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><a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Gov. Dannel P. Malloy</a> 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> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:09:23 +0000 Jim Levulis 77645 at http://wamc.org Hundreds More CT Schools Receive Security Money