Culture

Local Habitat for Humanity chapter awarded
9:35 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Wood from Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be used to build homes in Conn.

FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is raised and moved from Shelton, Connecticut to its pedestal in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
Credit AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File

The Habitat for Humanity Coastal Fairfield County chapter will be getting a present a few weeks after Christmas. The non-profit was awarded the wood from the Christmas tree on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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Newtown victims remembered
9:39 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Vigil honors those lost to violence this year

Candles are lit at Christ the Healer church in Stamford on Sunday
Credit Sara Karl

Loved ones lost to violence were honored at a candlelight vigil in Stamford on Sunday. The event featured a special memorial to Newtown, with music and rituals from different faiths.

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service marks 1 year since newtown school shooting
7:49 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Gun violence victims remembered at Washington vigil

Singer Carole King performing at a vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and other victims of gun violence, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence at the National Cathedral in Washington. The one year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings is December 14.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Members of the Newtown community, including the parent of a teacher killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, attended the vigil at the National Cathedral.  The service also included others around the country who've been impacted by gun violence.

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Book Review
7:24 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Cries of the Lost

Arts critic Joan Baum discusses a book whose central character is a market researcher. But he does more spying and sleuthing than desk work.

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1 year later
9:27 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Newtown clergy discuss healing from tragedy

Rabbi Shaul Praver, Reverend Matt Crebbin, and Monsignor Robert Weiss, are faith leaders in Newtown. They say they and their community is on a long journey of grief, and that while it can seem dark, they are finding light.
Credit Mark Herz

In the year since the school shooting in Newtown, many  people have turned to, and been embraced by their faith communities.

Monsignor Robert Weiss, Rabbi Shaul Praver, and Reverend Matt Crebbin are all clergy leaders for Newtown residents.

They say one year out there’s a lot of healing, and there’s still a lot of rawness.

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