Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. ~ John F. Kennedy
Like most reasonable people, I’m disgusted with what happened in Newtown Connecticut last Friday. Sadness and disbelief cast a pall over much of the office that afternoon. On Facebook and other social media, I started to see prayer chains, calls for peace and understanding. Nothing bad or offensive, but then I noticed a few outlandish items slowly start to creep in that bothered me. But for clarity and space, I’m only going to focus on one for this week’s column. “If the staff had been armed this could have been prevented.” Let that sink in for a minute. Arming teachers. In elementary school. Am I the only person who hears this and thinks, “That person must have been dropped on their head as a small child?” If you think that arming …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A special post office box has been established for those wishing to send condolences to Newtown, CT.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The following text was provided by the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box to allow the public to send condolences to those affected by the tragedy in Newtown CT last week. Those who wish to send expressions of comfort should address them to: Messages of Condolence for Newtown PO Box 3700 Newtown, CT 06470 “We understand that there is an outpouring of support for everyone in the Newtown area and we hope to make it easier for those who wish to send encouragement and messages of compassion to those affected,” said Kimberly J. Peters, Connecticut Valley District Manager for the U.S. Postal Service, adding, “Through letters and cards, families will be able to hold that friendship in their …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Milton Public Schools Superintendent Mary Gormley shared information about school safety and grief counseling after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting this morning.
Following an incident where nearly 30 people, including at least 18 children were killed in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, Milton Public Schools Superintendent Mary Gormley released a statement about school safety and how parents can discuss the tragedy with their children. “We would like to assure our parents and guardians safety is a priority of the Milton Public Schools,” Gormley wrote on blog.miltonps.org. “We treat each and every student here in the Milton Public Schools as if they were our own, and we regularly schedule lockdown drills, fire drills and other various safety precautions throughout the year, in coordination with the Milton Police and Fire Department.” In the statement, which was released this afternoon, Gormley …