Newtown School Shooting

Updates on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

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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Stratford shop selling memorial t-shirts

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Lenn Libby has produced a memorial t-shirt that he hopes will raise funds for the victims’ families. The $10 shirts are available at his business, Pro Line Sports and Design, 171 Bruce Avenue in Stratford. Walk-in business is brisk, he said, though the only advertising he has done is on his Facebook page. “This has […] [Read More]
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Michelle Obama’s letter to Newtown

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A week after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, First Lady Michelle Obama has written a letter to Newtown residents. “Over the past week, we as Americans have been united in our grief as Newtown has laid to rest so many beautiful, innocent children, along with the heroic educators who worked every day to help […] [Read More]
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President Obama observes moment of silence at White House

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President Barack Obama will hold a moment of silence at the White House on Friday, one week after a gunman opened fire and fatally shot 26 people, including 20 children, and Sandy Hook Elementary School. The moment of silence comes as Obama released a video that responds to an online petition seeking stricter gun laws […] [Read More]
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New Milford closes schools due to threat

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New Milford public schools are closed today because of unspecified threats. The New Milford police Department made the announcement on Thursday night, saying that although there had been multiple threats there was no immediate danger to students. The rumors were investigated and determined to be unsubstantiated, police officials said in a statement, but in light […] [Read More]
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