Connecticut’s system for treating children and young adults with psychiatric issues is inadequate for addressing what has become “a substantial public mental health burden in the state,” according to a task force that released wide-ranging recommendations Tuesday on how the state can improve services.
The leader of the Newtown, Connecticut teachers’ union is speaking at the dedication of the Memorial to Fallen Educators in Emporia, Kansas.
The family of a first-grade teacher killed in the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has awarded the first scholarships from a fund set up in her memory.
A veteran Newtown police officer placed on administrative leave after a collision has retired.
Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney says he opposes efforts to limit public access to emergency 911 tapes, despite recommendations from a task force created after the Newtown school massacre.
Newtown officials have turned down a request from the SyFy television show “Ghost Hunters” to film an episode on the campus of the former Fairfield Hills psychiatric hospital.
Some Newtown residents say in a new survey that they want the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter’s home torn down and the property turned into a park or nature preserve.
While many residents surveyed by volunteers of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation continue to express high degrees of anxiety, fear, and stress, it has also become evident that efforts to raise funds to assist these individuals with ongoing counseling are challenged to maintain the level of fundraising required to cover the related costs.
The Newtown Police officer who hasn’t returned to work since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre because of post-traumatic stress disorder is asking lawmakers to expand Connecticut’s worker’s compensation law to cover the condition.
The father of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza says in his first public comments about the massacre that what his son did couldn’t “get any more evil” and he wishes his son hadn’t been born.