| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:18 AM
HARTFORD — Home-schooling parents are revolting against recommendations that children with disabilities being taught at home have a special education plan that would need the approval of the local school district.
The proposal was included in a...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:30 PM
As local school districts and public-safety officials move onward with initiatives to prevent violence from reaching classrooms, state lawmakers have announced plans to work with mental health professionals to help children with mental illness in the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:33 PM
In light of what's been discovered about Adam Lanza, the shooter in the Newtown tragedy, the desire to "fix" Connecticut's mental health system, including use of involuntary outpatient commitments, is understandable.
But, as someone who was forcibly...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:33 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A construction company has offered to demolish at no cost the Newtown home of the Sandy Hook school shooter, a town official said Tuesday.
Representatives of Manafort Brothers are expected to meet with town officials this...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Dec. 14, 2012 was a chilly Friday, nothing out of the ordinary, until news reports started coming from Newtown. That well-off suburban enclave produced so little news that many state residents weren't exactly sure where it was. They know now.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:43 PM
The first battle in the lawsuit brought by the families of some of the victims of the Newtown school shooting will be fought over whether the case will be heard in federal or state court.
The families' lawyers have filed a motion to move the civil...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:47 PM
It's unfortunate to have to get rid of an apparently perfectly good piece of real estate. But the Newtown Legislative Council was right to vote to tear down the home where Sandy Hook School killer Adam Lanza lived.
As one neighbor put it, the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:18 PM
NEWTOWN — Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The vote by the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:34 PM
HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's report on expanding police response, the role of high-capacity weaponry, school security, and mental health will be submitted to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in February, panel chairman Scott Jackson said...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:38 PM
As someone who was involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment seven times in four years and served six years at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, I know every angle of commitment. The times I was taken to the hospital were like kidnappings;...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Families of two of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are suing the town of Newtown, Conn., and its board of education, alleging security measures at the school weren't adequate.
The wrongful-death lawsuit served on...