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  • Governor Names Members Of Sandy Hook Advisory Commission

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced this week the names of the 16 members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission , an expert panel that will review current policy and make specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention. “I’ve asked this group to join Chairman Scott Jackson so they can begin the task of taking a broad, systemic approach in crafting the recommendations that will lead to comprehensive legislative and policy changes that must occur following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” Gov Malloy said in a statement. “This includes ensuring that our mental health system can reach those that need its help, looking for ways to make sure our gun laws are as tight as they are reasonable, and making certain that our law enforcement has the tools it needs to protect public safety, particularly in our schools,” he added.

  • Feds Crack Down On Fundraising Fraud

    Bronx, N.Y., resident Nouel Alba, 37, was arrested on December 27, on a federal criminal complaint charging her with lying to FBI agents in connection with their investigation into a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy, according to a federal spokesman. The criminal complaint alleges that Alba used her Facebook account, telephone calls, and text messages to falsely claim to be a relative of a shooting victim and solicited money from donor-victims who wanted to donate, claiming the money was for the child’s “funeral fund,” according to spokesman Thomas Carson.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Station Adds A Constellation Of Remembrance

    Twenty-six copper stars were attached to the roof of the Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue main station on New Year’s Day, representing the lives that were taken 18 days earlier at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Trumbull resident Greg Gnandt, who has close ties to Newtown, spearheaded the project, one of the first permanent memorials to the victims of 12/14.

  • Retraction And Apology

    An early online report from the scene at the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School quoted a woman who identified herself to our reporter as the principal of the school. The woman was not the school's principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the Friday ...

  • Police Union Seeks Funding For Trauma Treatment

    As police this week continued their probe into the December 14 incident involving 28 shooting deaths, including 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the lawyer who represents the Newtown Police Union is seeking help from the town, state, and federal governments to extend paychecks for "three to five" town police officers who were so traumatized by the incident that they have not yet been emotionally able to return to work.

  • Mailing Address Established For Families Of Victims

    Newtown Post Office has set up a special address for those who wish to send cards, notes or gifts to the families of the victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Cards and gifts should be mailed to For The Families Of Ne...

  • Suffering From Media Onslaught

    "The story is over. The families are burying their loved ones. Please leave our towns." These were the sentiments of State Representative DebraLee Hovey during a Capital memorial service December 19, but they represent the comments of a growing throng of Newtown residents, merchants and officials, as well as a number of survivors who have contacted The Bee in the days since the Sandy Hook School rampage.

  • Parents of Newtown Children Who Survived Launch Relief Fund

    Feeling the overwhelming need to take action to help their friends and neighbors, a group of Newtown parents has formed the My Sandy Hook Family Fund (www.MySandyHookFamilyFund.com).

  • Retraction And Apology

    An early online report from the scene at the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School quoted a woman who identified herself to our reporter as the principal of the school. The woman was not the school's principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the Friday morning attack. The quote was removed from subsequent online versions of the story, but the original story did remain in our online archive for three days before being deleted.

  • State Police Releases List Of School Shooting Victims

    The Connecticut State Police released the following list of the 26 victims who were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14. The listing also designates the dates of birth and gender of the victims. Charlotte Bacon 02-22-06 F Daniel Bar...