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  • NYC Street Named For Benjamin Wheeler

    NEW YORK CITY (AP) — A New York City street has been renamed in honor of Benjamin Wheeler, one of the children killed on 12/14.

    Family and friends gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign post at 41st Street and Queens Boulevard.

    Benjamin was one of 20 first grade student shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Six educators were also killed that morning.

  • Court Orders Town To Turn Over Lanza's School Records

    HARTFORD (AP) — Newtown school officials must release records for the gunman who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Connecticut judge ordered Friday, September 6.

    Hartford Superior Court Judge Sheila Huddleston granted the request to release Adam Lanza’s records to the state’s child advocate office, whose Child Fatality Review Panel reviews unexpected child fatalities.

  • State FOI Lawyer: Release Newtown 911 Calls

    HARTFORD — An attorney with Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission has recommended the release of 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, siding with The Associated Press in a dispute over records withheld by investigators.

    The full, nine-member commission is to hold a September 25 hearing before issuing its final decision on whether the recordings should be handed over to the AP.

  • Police Agencies To Share $2.5 Million In Grants For Sandy Hook Incident; Newtown PD Receiving $600,000

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday, August 28, that the Town of Newtown will receive more than $600,000 of an overall $2.5 million grant to be provided to law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to cover the costs for police coverage stemming from the 12/14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

    To The Editor:

     I just finished reading the letter written by Mr Carpenter [“The Holster on my Hip,” Letter Hive, 8/23/13] and found it disturbing. Mr Carpenter states that he is a licensed and responsible gun owner and legally he has every right to carry his gun. I imagine that his choice to carry his gun is making some people extremely uncomfortable and upset.

  • Rubbing Salt In Raw Wounds

    To the Editor:

    Thought I could maybe help out Lou Carpenter [“The Holster On My Hip,” Letter Hive, 8/23/13] and others confused about why many of us in Newtown/Sandy Hook might get very upset seeing them open-carry their weapons around town.

    I realize that some of these people might have their heart in the right place and truly may not understand.

  • Review Panel Seeks Shooter's School Records

    NEW HAVEN  — A portrait of a highly isolated young man with disruptions in his education is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown shooter seeks the release of his school records.

    Connecticut’s child advocate office is seeking Adam Lanza’s records as part of an investigation with its Child Fatality Review Panel into last year’s massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza, 20, killed his mother before the massacre and committed suicide afterward.

  • Order Sought For Sandy Hook Gunman's School Records

    Connecticut’s attorney general wants a judge to order Newtown school officials to release the records of the gunman who killed 26 people at an elementary school, including 20 first-grade students.

    Attorney General George Jepsen wants Adam Lanza’s school records to be released to the state child advocate office so its Child Fatality Review Panel can examine the 12/14 attack. The panel reviews unexpected and unexplained child fatalities.

  • The Holster On My Hip

    To the Editor:

    There is one other town between my home and Newtown. Through the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Newtown/Sandy Hook community, through friendships, work, shopping, dining, and socializing. I too, have personal connections to victims of the senseless tragedy that a madman committed that day.  My prayers, condolences, and best wishes have been, and continue to be offered to those that are suffering from that unthinkable act of  evil and violence.

  • Newtown’s First Law

    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This, simply stated, is Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which explains why when something exerts a force on something else, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to that of the first body.