Newtown School Shooting

Updates on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Gov. Malloy orders flags to fly at half-staff Saturday in honor of Newtown dead

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today ordered state and U.S. flags to half-staff tomorrow to commemorate the 20 children and six adults last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The order is effective from dawn until sunset.  Malloy has also asked churches to ring their bells 26 times at […] [Read More]
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Candlelight vigil on Newtown shooting

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The Interfaith Clergy Association of Westport and Weston will conduct a Candlelight Vigil on Saturday from 6:00-6:30 PM to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Clergy of all faiths will gather together on Veterans Green in Westport for a series of readings and prayers as the community remembers the […] [Read More]
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Journalist Brian Koonz discusses media coverage of Newtown shootings

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Connecticut Post metro editor Brian Koonz appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday to discuss the media’s coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, including whether the national media should descend on Newtown on Dec. 14. Watch the interview below: [Read More]
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Sen. Blumenthal speaks out on Sandy Hook 911 recordings

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This is a quick transcript from CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tappan:   “JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: I want to bring in Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, for his reaction to the tragedy one year later.   Senator, we’re not airing the tapes.  I know you have very strong feelings, as do a lot of […] [Read More]
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Local rabbi says “timing stinks” on 911 release

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Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel in Newtown has not listened to the publicized 911 emergency tapes from the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, nor does he know that he will. What he does know is that “the timing stinks.” “Come on people, really?” Praver queried. With the anniversary just over a week away, Praver pondered […] [Read More]
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Sandy Hook parents shuns 911 tapes

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Sandy Hook father Andrew Paley was in a Pittsburgh airport restaurant Wednesday afternoon when the television screen above him advised of a news announcement about the release of the 911 tapes from the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting. “I literally got up and left,” said Paley, whose twin sons were fourth-graders in the school on that fateful […] [Read More]
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Victim father asks that anniversary be marked with kindness

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In Neil Heslin’s mind, the best way to honor the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary School victims is to be good to one another. Be it buying a cup of coffee for another person in line at Dunkin’ Donuts, or mowing a neighbor’s lawn, or just offering a friendly hug to someone who needs one, Heslin wants […] [Read More]
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Father of victim hopes tape release ends chaos and politics around tragedy

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Sandy Hook Elementary School father Neil Heslin, whose six-year-old son Jesse Lewis was one of the 20 child victims in the mass slaying on Dec. 14, said he would have preferred the 911 emergency tapes be kept private, but now that they have become public he prays they will not be used to exploit the tragedy […] [Read More]
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