Newtown

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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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
6:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Murphy says Senate should be embarrassed by lack of action on guns

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on the floor of the Senate with a photo of grieving Sandy Hook families

This weekend will mark one year since the school shooting in Newtown. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut spoke about Newtown on the Senate floor Wednesday, bitterly criticizing his colleagues.

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Conn. wants to keep 911 tapes secret
5:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Conn. judge wants to listen to Sandy Hook 911 tapes before deciding whether they should be released

A Connecticut judge said on Friday he wants to hear the 9-1-1 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret. Prosecutors and the town of Newtown are fighting to keep the recordings from being released to the media.

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