In this Nov. 13, 2013 photo, Monsignor Robert Weiss sits in a pew at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn. Weiss officiated at the funerals of of the eight 20 children killed in the shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
The leader of the New York State Assembly is non-committal about enacting the details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission plan. Speaker Sheldon Silver says he’s for property tax cuts, but not at the expense of school spending.
With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed. Officials describe a quite day of reflection.
In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown has received support from all over the world. The donations, media inquiries, and outpouring of both concern and curiosity proved overwhelming for the small Fairfield County town. But among the donors, General Electric Corporation stood out by providing the town something it desperately needed: workers.