| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:28 PM
The philosopher Kahlil Gibran's meditation on children is a touching favorite among parents who have read "The Prophet."
In it, he captures perfectly the helplessness we feel as our children go out into the world, into the future, and necessarily...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Does a gunman go into a church and start shooting up the choir? How about a hospital, pick off one baby after another in the newborn unit?
There seems to be no bottom anymore. This time, it was 20 children and six teachers and staff shot to...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:03 PM
The performance of some of the biggest media outlets in the country Friday would be laughable if the story they were covering wasn't so horrific and tragic: 20 children slaughtered in their classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut....
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Days after the deadly Sandy Hook school shooting, the tragedy is still dominating news sites, social media and search traffic. The coverage is splintering a bit, but major trends include: last night's emotional speech by President Obama, the Westboro...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:27 AM
After the past few days, America needs something to be mad at and quick. Luckily the NRA and Instagram have stepped in to help our rage cravings. The NRA has been unusually silent throughout aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Its Twitter...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:33 PM
With no thanks to the Democratic state senator who represents the area, the Baltimore County community of Perry Hall is safer from gun violence than it was six months ago. We can say that much.
Sen. Kathy Klausmeier might have voted against the important...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:27 PM
From Washington to Annapolis to Hartford, Conn., wherever new gun restrictions are being debated, it's important to remember Sandy Hook. That's not a plea to the emotions. That's a plea to human decency and common sense — a reminder of the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:38 PM
An East Haven woman who bragged in text messages that she was planning a mass shooting at Gateway Community College in New Haven will spend the next three years in a New Haven mental health treatment center.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shea...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:40 PM
On Dec. 14, 2012, a national tragedy intersected with my personal one. When 20-year-old Adam Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary school with a gun, my 13-year-old son was in an acute care psychiatric hospital, again. My arms were still purple with bruises...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Connecticut's state police commissioner told the Sandy Hook Commission Friday that state and local law officers should hold a school-disaster drill next year as Connecticut's annual large-scale emergency response exercise.
Many active-shooter drills were...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Newly released videos from cameras on cruisers of Newtown officers who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show officers preparing to approach the school but provide little more detail of what police did that day.
The Courant was...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Nancy Lanza's estate is worth only about $64,000 because of a large mortgage on the now-vacant Newtown home where she was killed by her son.
An inventory of Nancy Lanza's finances, filed in probate court earlier this month by Stamford attorney Samuel...