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Newtown

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  • Gun-Control Group Recommends Toughest Restrictions Yet

    Gun-Control Group Recommends Toughest Restrictions Yet
    A gun-control group Tuesday issued the toughest proposals yet for new Connecticut restrictions on firearms after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. The measures include annual renewals of pistol permits, a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than...
  • Concerts of Hope and Healing to benefit those affected by the Newtown Tragedy, Jan. 19 and 20 at Ridgefield Playhouse

    Concerts of Hope and Healing to benefit those affected by the Newtown Tragedy, Jan. 19 and 20 at Ridgefield Playhouse
    The Newtown school-shooting tragedy continues to inspire musicians and artists to band together and raise money to help those affected by that horrific event. Such concerts are about restoring community and building hope during shattered times. There have...
  • Resistance Looms To Newtown Bills; Lobbyists Already Hired

     Resistance Looms To Newtown Bills; Lobbyists Already Hired
    When state lawmakers opened the 2013 General Assembly session Wednesday, the State Capitol rang with commitment for measures about gun control and other issues raised by the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Emotions were raw — the governor...
  • Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"

    Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"
    Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford...
  • Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions

    Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions
    General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
  • Debate Begins Early Over Bill To Disclose State Handgun Owners' Names, Addresses

    Debate Begins Early Over Bill To Disclose State Handgun Owners' Names, Addresses
    The names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school...
  • Thousands Throng Funerals In Connecticut, New York

    Police and fire honor guards, motorcycle escorts, Boy Scouts and thousands of mourners attended services for Sandy Hook School shooting victims in Connecticut Thursday; and in New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan compared slain teacher Anne Marie Murphy to...
  • NRA Response Comes Under Attack

    NRA Response Comes Under Attack
    The National Rifle Association's response Friday to the Newtown school massacre — a proposal to post armed police officers in every school in the country — failed to impress many in Connecticut on a day when funerals were still being held...
  • Gifts, Mail Keep Coming To Newtown From All Over U.S. And Beyond

    Gifts, Mail Keep Coming To Newtown From All Over U.S. And Beyond
    — The world has been grieving along with Newtown and the physical manifestation of that grief — a tide of teddy bears and toys, letters and cards, checks and cash, even hams and turkeys — has been delivered by mail and by hand since just...
  • The death of innocence

    The death of innocence
    A nation weeps. At 9:30 a.m., a man in his 20s walks into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., where his mother taught and proceeds to shoot and kill the equivalent of a filled classroom of people, most of them young children. It is the most...
  • A Town Profile

    The village of Sandy Hook is within the town of Newtown, the fifth-largest town in Connecticut at about 60 square miles. With a population of about 27,000 people, the suburban town is just east of the city of Danbury, but it also has large rural areas....