| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:42 AM
The second anniversary of the massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and their six brave teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School is on Sunday. It seems an appropriate time to be reminded that every 30 minutes in America, a child or teen is killed or...
| 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 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
NEW YORK — Gun rights advocates wrangled with the state in federal appeals court Tuesday over Connecticut's recently enacted bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, both of which were among the firearms regulations passed...
| 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 19, 2014
| 1:27 PM
The State Bond Commission on Wednesday approved another $5 million for the planning and design of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The money is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:23 PM
HARTFORD — The State Bond Commission on Wednesday swiftly and unanimously approved borrowing nearly $267 million to fund dozens of new capital projects.
There was no dissent over the merits of the proposals, which include repurposing a building...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who – enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year – had hoped to punish the governor in the first...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The national Republican tidal wave actually did come to Connecticut — it landed in the state House of Representatives.
Republicans won 10 additional seats Tuesday and now have their highest total since 1994, the year that Newt Gingrich swept to...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:48 AM
A Massachusetts school will become the first in the United States to introduce a security system designed to alert authorities to the presence of a shooter in the building, officials said.
The technology, already deployed by the U.S. military in war...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
MONROE — Police are working to determine who called in a bomb threat to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe.
Monroe police Lt. Brian H. McCauley said the call was received at 9:39 a.m. and as a precaution, the students were moved from the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
WATERTOWN – Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the late Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a newly built playground in Veteran's Memorial Park.
Hochsprung, described by daughter Erica Lafferty...