Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Current and former Patriots players will instruct youth ages 6-14 in free football clinic in Newtown, Conn. as part of a Patriots-themed activity day open to the public to honor the community and Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The following is a press release issued by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. The Kraft family, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) and the New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC) will bring their signature “Football for YOU” one-day free youth clinic to Newtown, Conn. on May 18. The clinic kicks off the first of seven clinics that will take place throughout New England this summer and marks the first time the clinic will visit Connecticut. “Our hearts broke for the Newtown community and their families as we learned of the tragedy this past December,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “We admire the Newtown community for their strength and look forward to continuing our support.” During the …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
There were green arrows around the schools on Saturday, what were they?
Did you see the green arrows around the Wheelock School on Saturday? And then more arrows down Elm, South, and Pound Streets, and around the middle and high schools? Those arrows were for the Sandy Hook Virtual 5k organized by Medfield's New 'N Towne as part of a nationwide run to support the families who suffered in the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy. Runners said they ran to let the people of Newtown, Conn., know they are still in Medfield's thoughts and prayers. TELL US: It's been more than three months since the tragedy, do you still think about the events of Dec. 14?
Monday, March 25, 2013
Medfield runners joined the nationwide virtual run for Sandy Hook.
On Saturday, approximately 30 runners joined others around the country in solidarity as part of a virtual run to support the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The race was first envisioned as a Danbury, Conn., area event to benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. This fund, managed by the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank, directly supports the ongoing needs of the families affected by the tragic events in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012. Shortly after the announcement of the race, response from the public was so overwhelming that the race had to be relocated to Hartford to accommodate all of those interested in participating. It was at that time that they opened up the race to "virtual" runners and encouraged …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
New N Towne Club of Medfield invites you to support the nationwide Sandy Hook 5K Run/Walk to honor those lost on Dec. 14, 2012.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If you are licensed to own a gun, would you want your name and address publicized?
A news publication in New York is under scrutiny for publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in certain parts of the state. Less than two weeks after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., the New York Journal News earlier this week published the names and addresses of local gun owners in three New York counties. A story titled, "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood," highlights the names and addresses of residents who are licensed to own handguns through Freedom of Information Law requests, according to The Huffington Post. The Journal News reportedly requested the information from New York's Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, though the publication was only able to …
Superintendent Bob Maguire met with administrators following the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In response to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Superintendent of Schools Robert Maguire held several meetings over that following weekend and Monday (Dec. 17) with building principals, public safety officials, and town officials to ensure the school's safety plans are being followed. Maguire said the school's procedures were reviewed and adjusted at the beginning of this school year, and they are being fully reviewed again. "We're making sure that we're looking at all aspects of the plans that we have in place," he said. "Basically, what we can assure people is that we do have emergency plans in place. Those plans are reviewed annually with police and fire and they actually do get amended." At the school committee meeting on …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
One school system says no.
Students in one Webster school were told to change out of their T-shirts that paid tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre last week, according to Fox 25. One of the students, a first-grade boy, was wearing a shirt that read "Rest in peace, the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. And in the front is all the kids' names," his parent Tiffany Elliot told FOX 25. Elliot told Fox 25 she talked to her son about the shooting and thought the best way to handle it was to have him show his support for the victims. But the school, said Elliot, disagreed, saying it wasn't their place to discuss the tragedy with students. Instead, Superintendent Dr. Barbara Malkas told Fox 25, "... I don't feel it is the school's right to take that …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut last week, the sporting goods chain has decided to remove guns from stores.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed all “modern sporting rifles” from their stores nationwide as well as all guns from sale and display in its store nearest to Newtown, Conn., in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings last week. “We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community,” according to a company press release. “Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide," the press release said. "We continue to extend …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Medfield Police Chief says the town has a plan in place in case of a school tragedy. He also says a kind word can go a long way to stopping a series of events that could ultimately prove harmful.
The Town of Medfield has an emergency response plan in place if anything were to happen such as the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday; however, when the community would be notified would depend on the situation. Medfield Chief of Police Robert E. Meaney Jr. said that, in a school emergency, he would work with the Fire Chief and the Superintendent of Schools to immediately respond to the emergency, and he would then have to wait for backup from surrounding communities before he could set up a command post and start disseminating information. "Medfield is a small place and I would be one of the first responders," said Meaney. "It's way I wear the uniform and carry all the equipment; it's …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Connecticut State Police Department has released the names of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
The following are the names of the school children and staff who were victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as reported by the Newtown Patch. Charlotte Bacon, Feb. 22, 2006, age 6 Daniel Barden, Sept. 25, 2005, age 7 Rachel Davino, July 17, 1983, age 29 Olivia Engel, July 18, 2006, age 6 Josephine Gay, Dec. 11, 2005, age 7 Ana M. Marquez-Greene, April 4, 2006, age 6 Dylan Hockley, March 8, 2006, age 6 Dawn Hochsprung, June 28, 1965, age 47 Madeleine F. Hsu, July 10, 2006, age 6 Catherine V. Hubbard, June 8, 2006, age 6 Chase Kowalski, Oct. 31, 2005, age 7 Jesse Lewis, June 30, 2006, age 6 James Mattioli, March 22, 2006, age 6 Grace McDonnell, Nov. 4, 2005, age 7 Anne Marie Murphy, July 25, 1960, age 52 Emilie Parker, May …