Newtown

New England News
4:44 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Newtown Families To Continue Congressional Lobbying, Community Action

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty at microphone introduced Nicole Hockley to her left and Mark Barden, parents of children killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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Parents of two victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting say they will continue to fight for stronger laws to combat gun violence.

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New England News
10:23 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Gun-Maker, Seller

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A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

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New England News
3:26 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Home Of Sandy Hook Shooter Transferred To Newtown

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The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank.

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New England News
11:24 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Report: More Than $28 Million Raised For Newtown

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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.

Of that $28 million, more than $15 million has been distributed.

The unspent funds were set aside by various organizations for long-term community needs, including mental health services, scholarships and memorials.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    The killings at Newtown were supposed to change America.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that reforming gun laws can take a long time.

New England News
10:25 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Conn. Bill Expands Worker's Compensation Law

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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.

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.

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.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World

    Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World 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.

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.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

"Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey Of Hope & Forgiveness" By Scarlett Lewis

  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.

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.

**As mentioned in the interview posted here, J.T. Lewis' website is newtownhelpsrwanda.org.**

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

12/5/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
China Zone
US in Decline
Martin Bashir Resigns
Newtown 9-1-1 Calls
Rockwell Sale

WAMC News
7:18 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Newtown 911 Calls Show Calm Response To Shooting

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.

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.

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.

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