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  • Dylan’s Wings Of Change To Launch ‘Wingman’ Program Pilots

    After the tragic death of their 6-year-old son Dylan in the Sandy Hook School shooting, Nicole and Ian Hockley established Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation dedicated to the memory of Dylan that is committed to helping children with autism and other related conditions achieve their full potential.

  • 12/14 Aftermath: Former Police Officer Wins Arbitration Award On Disability Pay

    This story has been updated from the original version posted at 1:43 pm to include additional details from the arbitration document, and comments from Newtown Police Union President Scott Ruszczyk and First Selectman Pat Llodra, among other additions.

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    The State Board of Mediation & Arbitration has awarded long-term disability pay extending to 2025 to a former Newtown police officer, who left his job after the December 2012 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Board Awards Former Policeman Long-Term Disability Pay

    The State Board of Mediation and Arbitration has awarded long-term disability pay to a former Newtown police officer, who left his job after the December 2012 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The officer stated that he was unable to continue work as a police officer after having suffered the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the intensity of the incident.

    Thomas Bean, who is now age 40, reportedly will be eligible to receive approximately $380,000 in disability payments from the town.

  • Suspended Sentence After Making Harassing Calls To Newtown Schools

    BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut man won't serve prison time for making harassing calls to Newtown schools claiming the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fabricated.

    Thirty-year-old Timothy Rogalski of Wallingford received a suspended sentence Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court and was ordered to have no further contact with the schools.

  • Web Documentary Tells ‘The Story Of The Stuff’

    The Story of the Stuff, a web documentary by Ashley R. Maynor, went live on April 16 at www.thestoryofthestuff.com. Consisting of brief videos and essays reflecting on tragedies such as the shootings at Virginia Tech and the bonfire disaster at Texas A&M, it primarily follows four Newtown residents who took on the task of dealing with the enormous physical outpourings of sympathy that came to Newtown following 12/14.

  • Wallingford Man Arrested On Harassment Charges In Calls To Schools

    MONROE — Monroe police arrested a Wallingford man about 10:35 am on Tuesday, April 7, charging him with five counts of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct for allegedly placing five telephone calls to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe and accusing the staff there of fabricating the December 14, 2012, school shooting incident in Sandy Hook.

  • Utah Shooting Survivor Brings Message Of Appreciation, Awareness, And Celebration

    Standing, from left, Kait Hinckley Wood and Scott Hinckley, and seated, Carolyn Tuft, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, and NAA President Po Murray listen to a guest speak at a private luncheon held Monday, March 16. Ms Tuft, a survivor of a 2007 shooting in which her 15-year-old daughter was killed, and Ms Wood and Mr Hinckley, two of her three surviving children, are guests of Newtown residents Nicole and Richard Friedrich.       

  • GE Envisioned A Facility For The Entire Community

    To the Editor:

    I work for GE.  The proudest moment of my career was when our CEO brought the Newtown GE residents together to express his sorrow and his commitment to help our town heal after the tragic events.

    In a one day workout, the Newtown GE employees got together and made several recommendations to GE on how to help the town.  Within weeks three GE employees were donated to Newtown to help with anything the town asked.  We also spoke extensively about a community center.

  • A Final Report, But Not The Final Word

    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.

  • Sandy Hook Commission Thanked But Not Embraced

    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.