| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:10 PM
At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, alleging lax security on the day 20 first-graders and six adults were shot and killed.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The question of where, or even whether, to build a permanent memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is about to take center stage, with some victims' families opposed to the idea.
The 12-member Sandy Hook Permanent...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session.
Other topics that have been raised by...
| 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 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
On Oct. 22, I was shocked to see the high number of Pennsylvania state legislators listed in The Morning Call who voted for a bill that would permit the National Rifle Association and others to sue local municipalities enacting gun ordinances stricter...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:30 AM
The National Rifle Assn.'s political clout is so sweeping -- and numerically disproportionate -- that it's unusual to realize its power is largely taken for granted, as if it were always thus. Frontline addresses that history, as well as the group's...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:21 PM
BRIDGEPORT — Faithful Democratic supporters packed the Bridgeport Central High School gymnasium two days before Election Day to listen to President Barack Obama deliver a rousing campaign speech for a Democratic governor who has been among his...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:56 AM
What would Connecticut look like under Republican challenger Tom Foley? Or with incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy winning a second term on Tuesday? The race for governor offers some clear choices for voters on issues critical to the state....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home.
That would be naive.
There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Sunday is the second anniversary of the Newtown massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Thousands of children and teens die each year from gun violence. That's roughly equivalent to a Newtown massacre every three days.
The presence of...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 4:20 AM
Parents of children murdered in Newtown two years ago stressed two points to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission last month. First, they are grateful for the outpouring of love that followed the 2012 tragedy. And second, there is no way that they are, in...