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The Hartford CourantDuring life's darkest hours, the woods have always been my security blanket. It has always been a place where civilization disappears, replaced by the peaceful sounds of wind whispering through the pines or an owl hooting deep in the forest. And after...
The Hartford CourantOn those nights when Amy DeLoughy's children can't sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can't face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks. Doctor ducks, military ducks, postal worker...
Caroline Kendall Kortner led a brief and often hellish life. Born in 1970, Kendall, as she was called, lived out her childhood in the Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich. When she was eight, a neighborhood boy began sexually molesting her. Soon after, she...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Stamford, Lawyers, Punishment, Laws
The Hartford CourantAfter focusing on guns for the past two months, the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission held its first public hearing Friday on mental health issues related to the Newtown massacre. Kim Pernerewski, the president of the Waterbury chapter...
The Hartford CourantIn 1873, Mark Twain and his friend, Charles Dudley Warner, were complaining about the sorry state of contemporary literature. So their wives challenged them: If books today are so bad, then write a better one. So they did. Twain wrote the first 11...
The Hartford CourantShortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
The Hartford CourantJames Black — "Dr. Jim" to many of his small patients — was an esteemed child psychiatrist who was active in many areas: he evaluated and treated children, he made recommendations to the court in custody disputes, he taught residents in...
El Hartford CourantExpertos pasaron horas explicando las deficiencias en el sistema de salud mental del estado a un equipo de trabajo especial de la Asamblea General el martes, pero fue una madre de la Escuela Elemental Sandy Hook quien los dejó sin palabras. Jennifer...
Tags: Jesse White, Adam Lanza
Courant Staff WriterIndex: Straub's Power | Watching Myself On TV | A Fluke | Victim Becomes Abuser | No Longer A Victim They're the Lost Boys of Eastern Connecticut. Each started on a bumpy path toward adulthood, finding trouble in small doses through petty crimes....
The Hartford CourantMany people who knew Adam Lanza said he was awkward, withdrawn and socially isolated. It's a common description of mass shooters, but it also describes countless numbers of young people, most of whom grow out of their shyness and go on to lead normal...
Today, in Hartford, I see 16 children traversing the all-too-familiar tortuous path of mental illness, failing to receive the care they most desperately need. Yet how can this be, in the immediate aftermath of the most horrific of events in our own...
Sun StaffCardinal William H. Keeler has apologized for the first time to victims of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests and said he regrets his 1993 decision to return the Rev. Maurice Blackwell to his parish after an abuse allegation. "I take full responsibility...
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