Newtown School Shooting

Updates on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Newtown residents offered free acupuncture

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Members of CT Society of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine are offering free services to Newtown residents, the Newtown Bee reports. Read the full story here: http://newtownbee.com/News/News/2012/12-December/2012-12-20__18-53-06 [Read More]
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A journey to Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Conn. – When I first stood before the stacks of teddy bears, wreaths, handwritten signs, candles, toys, clothing and other items left in memoriam at the intersection of Churchill Road and Washington Street, what struck me most was the quiet. Here, just a short walk to Sandy Hook Elementary School, there are dozens of […] [Read More]
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Bill Graham sends 21 chaplains to Newtown

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The Rev. Billy Graham’s Evangelical Association sent a rapid response team of 10 clergy to Newtown the day after the shooting, and now has 21 chaplains in town to give comfort and to pray with residents, the New Haven Register reports. Read the full story here: [Read More]
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Victim’s 10-year old sister writes letter to Obama on gun control

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Natalie Barden, whose young brother Daniel was one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, was one of the many family members who met with President Barack Obama just days after the shootings. The 10-year old apparently had a lot to say to the President. But she never got a […] [Read More]
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Fairfield U. offers free counseling, forums

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Press release FAIRFIELD – In the wake of the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last week, Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions GSEAP) will offer two public discussions and several pro bono and drop-in counseling sessions for students, faculty, alumni and the general public. The events are part of a series […] [Read More]
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Free Maritime Center admission for Newtown residents

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Press release: In response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering free general admission to all residents of Newtown, as well as to Newtown educators and first responders and their families, from Dec. 26 through all of 2013. “We at The Maritime Aquarium are heartbroken by the […] [Read More]
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Tweets from the day of the shooting: Reporter Libor Jany

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Newtown shooting first day recollection (video)

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As the volunteer firefighters drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School the morning of December 14, Newtown Resident Audrey Petschek didn’t know how horrific the scene was. Many residents heard initially that only the principal was shot, and it took more than an hour for correct information to spread through the town through phone calls and […] [Read More]
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