Newtown

New School expected to open by Fall of 2016
10:29 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Architects unveil final plans for new Sandy Hook Elementary School

A rendering of the new Sandy Hook Elementary school created by the architectural firm, Svigals Partners. The firm says there will be three classroom wings, two of which are 2-stories, that extend like fingers of an open hand on the site. Separating each one are three courtyards. Overlooking the central courtyard from the second floor are two breakout spaces - imagined as tree houses to create an alternate learning environment for students.
Credit Svigals + Partners

Architects of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut have officially unveiled their plans for the school. The old Sandy Hook School was torn down following the December 2012 shooting there.

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New Haven architect says nature will be a theme
5:22 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Architect presents design for new Sandy Hook Elementary School

A display in Newtown on Tuesday night of designs for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School
Credit Davis Dunavin

Officials in Newtown heard design plans for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School at a town meeting Tuesday. Residents voted last fall to tear down the building where 20 students and 6 teachers were shot in 2012. The school construction is being paid for with a $50 million state grant. 

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Understanding the Newtown shooting
7:27 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Sandy Hook shooter's father breaks his silence

Writer Andrew Solomon, whose article about Peter Lanza appears in the New Yorker
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Peter Lanza is the father of Adam Lanza, the young Newtown Connecticut man who killed his mother, 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and then himself.

Peter Lanza has avoided the press, but granted long interviews to writer Andrew Solomon last Fall. Solomon’s article on Peter Lanza is in this week’s New Yorker.

Andrew Solomon is the author of ‘Far from the Tree,’ which explores the relationships in families where children and parents are exceptionally different from each other. He also has a Ph.D. in psychology.

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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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Sandy Hook Promise, a year in
2:18 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

In Newtown, making promises to transform a tragedy

Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley testify on assault weapon legislation during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Monday, May 20, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman

In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some in that community have been working to turn that tragedy into a moment of transition. The group Sandy Hook Promise is both a support group for families and an advocate for ending gun violence.

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