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  • Among First On Scene 12/14, Wellmore Staff Continues To Comfort Those Affected

    December 14 was off to a normal start for Marcy Kane, PhD, vice president of Child Services at the regional behavioral health agency Wellmore. Then, shortly after 9:30 am her phone rang.

    “It was the Danbury Police Department notifying us that there was a shooting incident [at Sandy Hook School] in Newtown,” Dr Kane told The Bee in a recent interview. The mental health professional said that she and a team of six clinicians immediately responded, not yet prepared for the nightmare scenario they soon would face.

  • Sandy Hook Panel Urges Broader Gun Controls

    The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission ignored the politics cramping gun-control legislation now under negotiation and issued an interim report Monday recommending broad restrictions on the sale and possession of semiautomatic firearms and ammunition in Connecticut.

  • NHS Grad Fundraising While Protecting Her Former Hometown

    NEW YORK CITY — Beth Bogdan, the senior director of artistic relations for Republic Records, usually spends her days handling itineraries, calendars, and travel issues for “a certain number of artists on the label,” she said earlier this week.

  • Town’s 12/14 Fund Swells, Foundation Poised To Staff Distribution Panel

    While there was no direct discussion on the subject during a March 12 Board of Finance meeting, Town Finance Director Robert Tait circulated documentation showing a municipal special revenue fund established in the wake of the 12/14 tragedy increased by about $80,000 in the past five weeks.

  • Sandy Hook Runner Taking On The "NYC Half" For A Full List Of Reasons

    Anyone who can pick out a blue baseball cap with white stitching that says “Patriots” from the mass of 15,000 runners expected for Sunday’s New York City Half Marathon may be looking at a Sandy Hook resident who will be running that morning. The blue and white cap is Catherine Galda’s signature running hat, she says, and it will be in its place and ready to run once more in just a few days.

  • Fund Needs To Detach The Strings From Victims’ Money

    To the Editor:

    Cristina Lafferty-Hassinger, daughter of the Sandy Hook principal lost in 12/14, spoke out in an March 6, 2013 Danbury News-Times article, of her frustration with how the United Way of Western Connecticut is distributing the monies from the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which News-Times reported to now be at $10 million. Key issues were the delay in getting funds distributed and requiring “proof of hardship.”

  • Malloy Signs Legislation For Sandy Hook Workers

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P Malloy held a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday to commemorate the passage of legislation that creates a special fund to assist individuals who suffered psychological trauma as a result of their work related to the Sandy Hook tragedy. 

    He was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Police Captain Joe Rios, and others to mark the occasion.

  • Team 26 Cyclists Head To Washington DC

        Before the soft click of so many rotating wheels embarked on a journey to Washington, DC, from Sandy Hook, a large rally took place at Reed Intermediate School Saturday, March 9, to send off the members of Team 26.

  • Masonicare, Senior Center To Co-Host Grief Forum

    The tragedy that occurred on 12/14 has left many shaken and sad, and empathy and sympathy is deeply felt within the community. Although some may or may not be affected personally, grief can be both personal and communal.

    Newtown Senior Center and Masonicare Home Health & Hospice have joined together to help the community learn about grief and understand the healing process after suffering a loss. The forum will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 9:30 am, in the Lodge Room at Lockwood Lodge at Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road.