Friday, December 21, 2012
Special fund created by Connecticut United Way
The United Way has established a special donation account for those who wish to support victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, CT. You may help the families and individuals impacted in Newtown, CT through a special fund set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut, according to the United Way of Portage County. You may donate online or by mailing a check to Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470
The debate has heated up in the days after the school shooting in Connecticut.
What do you think about the gun laws in Ohio — are they not strict enough or do restrictions need to be scaled back? It’s a question that has recently taken on more weight in the days following a deadly school shooting in Connecticut. Ohio’s gun laws have been becoming more lenient in recent years, the Columbus Dispatch reports, pointing to a variety of new laws. That includes one passed in 2011 to allow concealed-carry weapons in bars. And it’s likely that the restrictions will loosen even further soon. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign House Bill 495, NewsNet5.com reports. According to the most recent bill analysis, the measure would loosen reciprocity agreements with other states regarding concealed-carry permits, eliminate a …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Mayors Against Illegal Guns asking White House for action on gun regulations
No one directly named Sandy Hook Elementary or the terrible tragedy that befell the small community of Newtown, CT, but it was clear what members of Kent City Council were talking about Wednesday. The shootings Friday that left 26 dead, including 20 school-age children, prompted Kent City Councilman Garret Ferrara to suggest the city examine how best to respond to an emergency situation and coordinate all parties involved. "In light of what’s happened over the past week, it’s going to boil down to a function of money and preparedness," Ferrara said. "The biggest issue is being prepared and letting our citizens know that everybody is prepared. It’s going to come down to money in the sense that it doesn’t make any sense for individual …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help." 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 …