Friday, December 21, 2012
The company-wide blackout is to honor the memory of those killed last Friday in Connecticut.
This morning at 9:30, Patch will join with AOL in a company-wide blackout as "moment of silence" to honor the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT, last week. According to Techcrunch, "The campaign was inspired by a call for a moment of silence by Connecticut’s Governor, and spearheaded by Causes and SV Angel. It follows a coalition of tech leaders calling for more gun control." Other companies likely taking part in the "Web Moment of Silence" include Adobe, Duke University, Salesforce and WillCall. How will you participate in the moment of silence? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
President Obama will announce his thoughts on gun policy Wednesday
Thursday, December 20, 2012
As Newtown buries the victims this week, the conversation for gun control is already in full swing. President Barack Obama will announce his thoughts on gun policy Wednesday, according to CNN. Some say it is too soon to engage in these political discussions. "With a doubt it is too early," said Montalvo on the Middletown Patch Facebook page. "I am tired of people making this a political issue! For goodness sake let the families grieve." Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News. The National Rifle Association (NRA) of America made their first statement on Tuesday about …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A special post office box has been established for those wishing to send condolences to Newtown, CT.
The following was provided by the U.S. Postal Service. NEWTOWN, CT—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 …
Tiverton school administrators will sit down with parents on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school library and talk safety.
The Tiverton School Committee scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school library to meet with parents and students concerned with safety in the district's five schools. School administrators across Newport County and the country are reevaluating building security and evacuation plans in the wake of the Newtown elementary school shooting last week. On Monday, teachers grappled with student's questions and the state Department of Education (RIDE) circulated reminders to districts throughout the state reminding schools to take safety seriously and comply with RIDE's mandates emergency drills and plans. According to Supt. William Rearick, Tiverton's emergency plans are updated with local public safety officials …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Little Compton school administrators will meet with parents on Wednesday to discuss the current state and future plans for safety as students transition to modular classrooms in January.
Little Compton school administrators will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for parents concerned with school building safety procedures. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, Supt. Kathryn Crowley is working with Little Compton public safety personnel to ensure continued safety as students and faculty transfer into temporary classroom units during renovations at the Wilbur-McMahon School. Classes are expected to move into the temporary units the last week of January and will likely remain there through June. "We are doing everything and reinforcing safety plans," said Crowley on Monday. "We will be transitioning in next the month so the fire chief and police chief will be …