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  • Teacher And Former Student To Skydive For Newtown June 14

    For Newtown High School 2012 graduate and current Southern Connecticut State University student Danielle Ford and Newtown Middle School technology education teacher Don Ramsey, June 14 will include “an adventure for a healing community.”

  • Hartford Comes Through

    In an impressive display of conscience and consensus, Connecticut’s Legislature passed legislation on the final day of its session Wednesday that will put photographs and other media that lay bare the graphic and gruesome details of the 12/14 massacre at Sandy Hook School beyond the reach of those employing the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to secure their release. With only four dissenters in both chambers, the state Senate and House voted to exempt these materials not only in the Sandy Hook case, but for all homicides in the state.

  • NHS Art Club Creates Mosaic In Response To 12/14

    Newtown High School Art Club members recently oversaw the design and construction of a mosaic created in response to the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. By Tuesday, May 27, members of the club proudly held up the completed work during a club meeting.

    “It helped to do something to remember it,” said club member Halle Wilson.

  • Special Event With Steve Linder Planned For Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Residents

    Are you still looking for answers? Do you somehow feel that there is better way to move through the events of 12/14? Are you wanting to help other people and really not sure how?

    Dr Melissa Bonasera and Newtown Leadership Institute, together with Building Newtowns (formerly Healing 4 Newtown), invite residents to participate in a special session with Steve Linder on Saturday, June 8.

    Sessions will run all day in Newtown High School Lecture Hall, 12 Berkshire Road.

  • On The Last Day, Lawmakers Deliver A Final Gesture To The Families Of Newtown

    The Connecticut General Assembly’s annual session is ending Wednesday as it began, with a focus on the grieving families of Newtown, who pleaded for legislation that might give solace. And once again, lawmakers found it impossible to deny them.

  • Bolinsky, Llodra Praise 12/14-Inspired Privacy Legislation

    This report was updated with additional input from First Selectamn Llodra and the Newtown Legislative delegation since its original posting.

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part 11: From Students To Superstars, Love Continues To Be Shown For Newtown

    Students from the Gibbs Magnet School in Little Rock, Ark., set up their store at a school board meeting. The students have been creating and selling duct tape trinkets, and donating the proceeds to the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families in Danbury, for months.

  • Lions Fund Surpasses $60,000 Milestone Covering Post-12/14 Counseling

    Lions Clubs across the nation and here in Newtown are known for their support of community service programs as well as their commitment to helping protect and preserve sight.

    But in the wake of 12/14, the Newtown Lions also exhibited foresight by establishing The Newtown Lions Club Foundation Inc./Sandy Hook Elementary Fund, a fund to help residents, regardless of their economic situation, to cover the cost of mental health counseling sessions and co-pays.

  • Commission Weighs Challenge On Newtown's 911 Calls

    HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission has ordered Newtown officials to provide the commission with 911 calls from the day of the shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School as it considers a request by The Associated Press.

    A hearing officer, Kathleen Ross, asked Monday for the town to provide her the copies within two weeks. She said she commission would weigh objections raised by investigators as it evaluates whether the material should be released publicly.

  • Provoked By Newtown, Obama Pushes For Mental Health Reforms

    WASHINGTON DC -– Having stumbled on gun control, President Barack Obama on Monday called for a national dialogue on mental illness – a campaign touched off by last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

    Speaking at the beginning of a day-long White House conference on the issue, Obama said the time has come to bring mental illness “out of the shadows.”

    “I want to make sure people aren’t suffering,” he said.