| 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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:46 PM
An umpire's thumbs up to Mayor Mike's Foundation for Kids, which is quietly providing sports opportunities for more than 1,000 Hartford youngsters. The foundation honors the memory of the late Mike Peters, mayor of Hartford from 1993 to 2001 and an ardent...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in the case of Shew vs. Malloy, a legal challenge to the key provisions of Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control legislation.
The lawsuit, filed by a coalition of state gun...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Another family of a child killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a notice in probate court Tuesday that it plans to make a wrongful death claim.
The family of James Mattioli was the latest to open an estate, bringing to 11 the number of families of...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...