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  • Man Hit By Stray Bullet In Newtown. So What?

    To the Editor:

    I am writing on behalf of our neighborhood and as the father of three children in Newtown schools who have lived in Newtown for 11 years.

  • Police View 12/14 Investigation Leaks As ‘Hurtful,’ ‘Inaccurate’

    During a February 9 panel discussion at the annual winter convention of the New England Newspaper & Press Association in Boston, State Police Lt J Paul Vance told about 100 journalists, editors and publishers attending a panel on school shootings that the only official and accurate statements regarding the tragic events of 12/14 and the continuing investigation will come from him.

  • Paying It Forward

    To the Editor:

    A really nice thing happened when I came out of choir practice at St Rose Church last Thursday night. Someone left a bag of homemade cookies with a red heart on it on my car. It had this inscription on it:  26 Acts of Kindness and Love in honor of Charlotte Bacon Happy Valentine's Day, A Sandy Hook Resident.

    Thank you whoever did this. It made me feel so grateful and proud to be part of this community. Time to pay it forward.

    Frederika Leet

  • A Grand Opening For HealingNewtown Art Space

    The HealingNewtown Art Space was filled with people, looking at art on display, talking between themselves, and participating in activities before Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission Chair Jennifer Johnston spoke at the space’s grand opening on Thursday, February 14.

  • Obama Honors Fallen Newtown Educators, Staff With Medals

    WASHINGTON — All in all, Bill Sherlach would rather have not been in the ornate East Room of the White House to receive the nation's highest civilian award from President Obama.

    "A total life in obscurity would have been preferable," he said.

  • Seven Tons Of Love Intended For Newtown

    As of Monday, February 11, Richard Gray said his project to honor those who died in Sandy Hook on 12/14 was going full throttle. The only problem is, the nearly seven-ton granite memorial that is taking shape under the hands of craftspeople in Downeast Maine currently has not been guaranteed a site in Newtown.

    Town officials in Newtown have not spoken directly with Mr Gray, a recent resident of Merritt Island, Fla., and former longtime resident of Gouldsboro, Maine, according to Sue Marcinek, executive assistant to First Selectman Pat Llodra.

  • A Round Of Apologies By Lutherans

    Rob Morris, the pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, has apologized to those who were upset or offended at his participation in the December 16, 2012, vigil at Newtown High School. He is not apologizing, however, for being part of that evening’s presentation.

    “That moment was such a moment of grief,” Pastor Morris said last week. “Refusing to be present was unthinkable to me.”

  • Sleepless Nights Led To A Design Of Love And Support

    Adam Zuckerman shakes hands with Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead on January 21, after MrZuckerman made a financial donation to and shared licensing rights for his "Sandy Hook School In Our Hearts" design with the company. On the left is SHVFR President Bradley Richardson.

  • Temporary Memorial On Church Hill Road Approaching The End Of Its Run

    It all started with an American flag.

    Seven weeks after a large American flag was put on the arm of a bucket truck and raised at the northwest corner of Church Hill and Edmond Roads, the corner remains occupied by that oversize sign of patriotism and a large white party-style tent. The property has turned into the destination for those seeking to visit the one temporary memorial still within Newtown honoring the victims of 12/14.

  • The Voices Of Newtown

    One of the ironies rooted in the experience of abject loss of the magnitude sustained in Newtown on December 14 is that so many people set about so quickly to see what can be gained from that loss. In its most positive form, this human impulse to do something constructive in response to such a horribly destructive event is redemptive. It has the potential to make the world a better place. In its most negative form, it seeks to leverage a community’s grief in the cause of special interests. That is exploitative.