When Governor Dannel P. Malloy accepted the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission last Friday, the occasion called for both solemnity and congratulations for the depth and scope of the panel’s 277-page report and its long list of recommendations. Even though the report has been released more than two years after the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, the 16 members of the commission presented it with a sense of urgency, noting there has been, on average, one school shooting every week since 12/14.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Friday, somberly and profusely thanking its 15 members while offering no support for further restrictions on firearms and ammunition.
The commission’s findings and recommendations, including a call for significant investments in an “underfunded and fragmented behavioral health system,” comes as the legislature considers deep budget cuts proposed by Malloy.
HARTFORD (AP) — The families of nine children and adults killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are asking a federal judge to return their lawsuit against gunmaker Remington to state court, where legal experts say it may have a better chance of succeeding.
NEW HAVEN – A federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment against a Tennessee man, charging him with six counts of wire fraud for allegedly defrauding contributors to an organization that he established after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
HARTFORD — A US District Court judge on Thursday, February 12, sentenced a Venezuelan man to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, for making threatening phone calls to residents of Newtown shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in December 2012.
I have been following the news stories about the Lanza home, which has been given to the town and is scheduled for demolition. As a former 35 year resident of Sandy Hook and Newtown, I’m thinking it would be a wonderful and healing idea to rename Yogananda Street to something more refreshing that wouldn’t always be connected to the Adam Lanza tragedy. Perhaps then there wouldn’t be so many curious people driving by the site to take pictures.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed January 5 to recommend to the Legislative Council that the 36 Yogananda Street residence once occupied by Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza be demolished.
The residence was also the site where Lanza murdered his mother, Nancy, before traveling to the local elementary school and perpetrating one of the worst school shootings in US history.