An award named after Charlotte Bacon, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, was established to encourage children from around the world to think about and perform simple acts of kindness.
Sandy Hook Elementary School
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
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, December 28, 2012
Officials say it's better to distribute gifts locally, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Since the Sandy Hook school shooting on Dec. 14, gifts have poured into Newtown from all over the world. In Sandy Hook and on the steps of Edmond Town Hall, piles of candles, teddy bears, letters of well wishing and other memorials have sprouted up. But now town officials are respectfully requesting a halt to the gifts. First Selectman Pat Llodra, Police Chief Michael Kehoe and superintendent Janet Robinson are among those who asked for gifts to stop Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Additionally, Llodra told residents in a townwide call Saturday that existing gifts -- including signs and teddy bears -- would be "gathered and processed" into soil to serve as the foundation for a future Sandy Hook memorial, according to the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Lisa Fiore is asking everyone she knows to create artwork for the children and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School as a way to let them know people are thinking about them.
An Emmaus mom is urging her family and friends to grab their crayons and some construction paper and show their support for the Connecticut elementary school where last week a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage, killing 20 children and six adults. Lisa Fiore has been asking everyone she knows to create artwork for the children and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School to let them know that people all over the country are “thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.” And now, Fiore, mom to a second-grader at Shoemaker Elementary School, is asking the Emmaus Patch community to join the effort. “The children and families of this community are forever changed. I would love to show support to the school from towns all over …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Soon after a Westboro Baptist leader announced plans to picket funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims, a hacker group posted their personal information online.
The leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist organization that is known for picketing soldiers' funerals in protest of gay marriages - which they believe is the cause of everything evil - announced on Twitter Sunday it would picket funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims. Soon after the announcement that they would be "singing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing judgement," msnNOW reported that Hackers collective Anonymous posted church members' contact information, including phone numbers, addresses and e-mails, online. According to an article on GlobalPost.com "it is unclear if they will actually be present, as the hate group is known for planning pickets and then not showing up, as they did after the Aurora…
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.
Sherlach was school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the site of a deadly shooting rampage on Friday.
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting. Post 'I want to help' in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday, people from all over the world -- in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India -- sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. Newtown Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too. Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the families and community that …
A Patch blogger asks Santa for something very special to help ease the painful grieving in Newtown, Connecticut.
This letter to Santa is unusual. A Patch blogger asks that, this year, his presents be turned into hugs and sent to the people of Newtown, Conn. You can read the entire leter here and then share your comments below.
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 …