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  1. Obama in first presidential podcast: US not cured of racismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Day

    President Barack Obama waves as he returns to the White House in Washington, Sunday June 21, 2015, after a weekend in California where spoke at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, attended DNC events, and later played golf. In an interview, Obama weighed in on the debate over race and guns that has erupted after the arrest of a white man for the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina.


  2. Newtown teens find healing in disaster relief serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | The Day

    In this July 31, 2014 photo released by Ben's Lighthouse, Clare Boyle, left, Kate Fallon, center, and Rachel Wolf, right, move stones during the group's service project in Loveland, Colo. The annual service trip is run by Ben's Lighthouse, a nonprofit founded to help children from Newtown, Conn., recover from the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


  3. Tsarnaev friend gets prison for misleading investigatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Day

    Boston - A man who had dinner with the Boston Marathon bombers hours after the 2013 attack was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison for misleading investigators by failing to disclose his contact with the brothers in the days after the bombings and deleting files from his computer. Khairullozhon Matanov, 24, was a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and an acquaintance of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


  4. Newtown weighs whether to close a school as enrollment dropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | The Day

    Hartford - Newtown officials are discussing the possibility of closing one of the town's seven schools amid declining enrollment, despite the ongoing construction of a replacement for the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Superintendent Joseph Erardi told parents at a recent forum that only two schools are exempt from being considered for closure - Newtown High School and the new Sandy Hook school.


  5. Student violence declining; schools also ramp up securityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Day

    Schools nationally and in Connecticut are becoming safer as student violence continues to decline. Meanwhile, schools are ramping up measures to protect themselves from outside threats in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


  6. Bill expanding workers comp for first responders approved by SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | The Day

    The measure's fate in the House of Representatives remains murky, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative session there may not be enough time to debate such a complex and controversial bill, said Rep. Stephen Dargan, co-chairman of the public safety committee. “These things are complicated in the last couple of weeks but I think it's important to have the conversation,'' Dargan said, noting that an earlier version of the police mental health bill cleared the public safety committee earlier this year.


  7. Newtown ordered to pay long-term disability to officerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | TheDay.Com

    Hartford - A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Thirty-eight-year-old Thomas Bean has been out on disability with post-traumatic stress disorder and has not worked since the massacre.


  8. Release Lanza papersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | The Day

    Even though the identity of the killer was known minutes after he committed the most horrible crime in recent Connecticut history, the 2012 massacre of 20 school children and six adults in Newtown, the State Police - and the state - continue to oppose letting the public see documents seized at the home of Adam Lanza and the mother he murdered first on that December day. Fortunately, and despite the best efforts of the Malloy administration to weaken it, the people's right to know still enjoys the protection of the Freedom of Information Commission and that body has now ruled that the state must release all the personal documents taken from the Lanza home by State Police.


  9. Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 | The Day

    Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook Elementary School mother who happened to be inside the school the day of the shooting with her three daughters, all of whom survived, marches over the Brooklyn Bridge during the third annual Brooklyn Bridge march and rally to end gun violence Saturday. New York - Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed.


  10. Cops, courts, prosecutors align to promote secrecyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | The Day

    That awful video of a fleeing suspect being shot eight times in the back by a police officer in South Carolina led directly to the officer being charged with murder. But if it had happened in Connecticut and the police had gotten their hands on the video first, they could have legally prevented the public from seeing it.


  11. 11 Newtown families distance selves from groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | The Day

    Hartford - The families of 11 people killed in the Newtown shooting rampage are making it known that they have no association with a gun control group behind a Tim McGraw concert this summer. The July 17 concert in Hartford, Connecticut, is benefiting Sandy Hook Promise, an advocacy group that involves several victims' families and is at times wrongly assumed to speak for all 26 victims' families.


  12. New Connecticut correction commissioner on the move in and out of prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | TheDay.Com

    Commissioner of the state Department of Correction Scott Semple speaks to an inmate in a GED class as he tours the Janet S. York Correctional Institution in East Lyme Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple was on the move inside the Garner Correctional Institution on a recent Tuesday, ducking into every office and inspecting each inmate housing unit from end to end.


  13. Newtown advocates kick off annual ride to WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | The Day

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Advocates of tougher gun control measures are embarking on their third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington.


  14. Address mental health, don't ban gun rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Day

    I agree there is a serious problem in dealing with mental health issues associated with restraining orders and firearms. I don't think the solution is using statements like Second Amendment purists and NRA zealots.


  15. Keeping guns from dangerous shouldn't be controversialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Day

    It's hard to imagine anyone objecting to taking a gun away from someone so unstable that a judge saw fit to issue a temporary order prohibiting him from contacting people who have come to fear him. There is a history of people receiving or about to receive restraining orders using their guns to kill those who asked for protection.


  16. Malloy: Further gun bills unlikelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | TheDay.Com

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reacts during a presentation Friday of the final report from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission at the Legislative Office Building. The commission was formed to provide a review of current policy and make recommendations in the areas of public safety, mental health and gun violence prevention after the 2012 killings of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


  17. Malloy says some Newtown panel recommendations face challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Day

    Hartford - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says some recommendations from a commission reviewing the Newtown school shooting face financial and political challenges. The Democrat was scheduled Friday to receive the final report from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, formed after the 2012 killings of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


  18. State Police spokesman Vance grateful for support, but ready for next assignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Day

    Longtime state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance says he's been overwhelmed by an outpouring of sentiment following news of his unexpected reassignment, but has accepted the transfer as "another phase of my career."


  19. Home-schooling parents upset with Newtown panel proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Day

    Hartford - Parents' rights organizations from across Connecticut, including home schoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Believing their parental rights are at risks, the various groups have joined forces to form the new Parental Rights Coalition.


  20. Ledyard wrestlers win fourth straight Class M titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | TheDay.Com

    Milford - Ledyard won its fourth consecutive Class M state wrestling championship on Saturday, outlasting Foran and Waterford in a hotly contested tournament at Law High School. The Colonels, who have now won 21 state titles - the most in state history - finished with 164.5 points while Foran was second with 154 and Waterford was third with 144.


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