The Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue squad will place a plaque on a school bus under water at Dutch Springs to commemorate the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The vice president has been meeting with parties on both sides of the gun control debate, as well as mental health advocates, as he crafts proposals in response to the Dec. 14 Newtown school shooting. And the NRA responds.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce sweeping policy changes to gun laws and mental health care on Tuesday, two weeks earlier than expected. In Pennsylvania, two lawmakers say they want teachers to carry guns. Biden's recommendations, at the request of President Barack Obama, are a response to the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the life of 20 first-graders and six educators. According to a report by the Huffington Post, Biden's proposals are likely to address the availability and access to certain types of guns and ammunition, and tackle the issue of data collection and background checks. While Connecticut State Police continue their investigation into the Newtown shooting, authorities have …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
An open letter to in response to the tragic school shooting penned by Hellertown native Emily Doll, a doctoral student at George Mason University.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
This open letter in response to the tragic school shooting was penned by Hellertown native Emily Doll, a doctoral student at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. It was first published on her Facebook page on Friday.
Dear Newtown, Connecticut, I don’t know you. I’ve never been to your town, I don’t know your friends and families and streets and memories. Like most people, I didn’t know you existed until today, and now my ears keep echoing with your name and your cries; now I close my eyes and picture your woods; now I think of you every time I inhale, exhale, breathe. I don’t know you, but my heart shattered for you today in a way I can’t comprehend yet. I don’t have answers for you, only shared questions; I don’t have reasons for you, only resonating whys. I’m not there, I’m not with you, I’m not part of you tonight, but from 317 miles away, know that I am grieving with you. I don’t have the intellect to understand what happened today. I don’t have …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Newtown, Conn. officials say they're trying to reunite parents with children who remain under lockdown at Sandy Hook Elementary School following confirmed shootings Friday morning.
NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT - Officials in Newtown say they're trying to reunite parents with their children in the wake of a shocking multiple shooting at an elementary school in the town’s Sandy Hook neighborhood. CNN reports that there may be as many as 27 dead. Newtown (Conn.) Patch is covering this unfolding news story. First Selectman Pat Llodra told Newtown Patch that there is no information being released about the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — only confirming that there was a shooting. "I'm horrified, saddened and shocked that this happened in Newtown," Llodra said. "Our priorities right now are making sure everyone safe and reuniting parents with their children." A reverse 911 call went out to all Newtown public…