| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:06 PM
NEWTOWN — In 2 1/2 hours of conversations with teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said the major concern that emerged is the need to ensure that adequate mental...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:27 PM
In February 2007, Yale clinicians identified in Adam Lanza what they believed were profound emotional disabilities and offered him treatment that they said could give him relief for the first time in his troubled life.
But Adam was angry and anxious,...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:27 PM
HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:48 PM
T. Jefferson Parker
St. Martin's Press; 276 pages
The day I finished reading T. Jefferson Parker's "Full Measure," the Los Angeles Times published a lengthy story about the psychological state of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:26 PM
To ask "if only," to play woulda-coulda-shoulda, is a fool's errand, because the past cannot be changed. Yet it is so tempting to indulge this tendency in the case of Adam Lanza, the deeply troubled young man who committed the Newtown massacre nearly...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:06 PM
A man walks into Cabela's in East Hartford to purchase a handgun, fills out a computerized transaction form, makes a mistake and leaves minutes later — without a handgun.
"They will still sell me shoes or jerky, but I've been advised to stay out...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:36 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican business executive Tom Foley squared off Thursday in their fourth televised debate, clashing over state employee pensions, taxes, spending and gun control.
In a ballroom at the Connecticut...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Newtown school officials appear to have had an incomplete mental health history of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza before he entered high school, according to a draft of a soon-to-be-released report by the state Office of the Child Advocate.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission plans to hold a public hearing in Newtown to give residents a last chance to address the panel before it completes a report on issues related to the 2012 school shooting.
At a short meeting Friday, several...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:14 PM
The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month.