| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:55 PM
GLASTONBURY — The board of education began a review Monday of policies that deal with electronic cigarettes, school security and vending machines.
Every few months, the board updates various policies to account for recent legislation or deal with...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2015
•A news briefing item Monday contained an incorrect reference to the Sandy Hook school shooting. The school is in Newtown, Conn.
The Tribune regrets the errors.
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:11 PM
HARTFORD – The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Thursday released a draft report on the Dec. 14, 2012, school massacre that brought a state to its knees and spawned tougher gun laws, more police mass-response training, and exposed weaknesses in the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Tempers flared Thursday night at a meeting about a proposed fence at Adams Elementary School, with opponents of the plan brandishing placards outside the Costa Mesa school and a teacher accusing protesters of throwing a "tantrum."
A bone of contention:...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:40 AM
The inability to enact new gun safety laws after the Sandy Hook school shooting ranks as "the single failure" of his tenure, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a televised interview.
"The gun lobby simply won, you know?" Holder said in an interview...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:35 AM
HARTFORD — Shaken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and a violent break-in at his aunt's home, a crime he compared to the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, William Dong turned to firearms for protection, his public defender said Thursday....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:35 AM
MOUNT DORA — The students call him "RoboCop." But Officer Frank Smith, towering over them at 6 foot 1 in a Mount Dora High School hallway, doesn't mind.
The Mount Dora officer of four years asks a passing student where he is supposed to be. The...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:10 AM
HARTFORD (AP) — Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit filed against it by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.
Nine families sued...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Sometime this year, if the statistical projections prove accurate, firearm deaths will surpass automobile accidents as the leading killer of Americans younger than 25. That strikes us as an astounding shift, one owed as much to safer cars and changing...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
HARTFORD - A Venezuelan citizen pleaded guilty in Hartford to threatening Thursday in scores of telephone calls he made to people in Newtown after disturbed gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people two years ago, including 20 first graders at Sandy...