Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Resident Micki Reinhorn invites the public to an educational program on Jan. 16 at Lincoln-Sudbury.
Wednesday, January 9
The general consensus across the United States is that gun violence in America is a serious public health issue which has reached a tipping point. Many feel that special interest groups can no longer stand in the way of common sense injury-prevention laws. President Obama has declared this to be an issue of national importance and has called for substantive change. The first step in our grass roots movement intended to reduce gun violence is for us to become better educated about this issue. We need to learn about the epidemic of gun accessibility, current successful gun restriction policies, and to become familiar with programs that are intended to reduce gun violence across this and other countries. Please join me in attending an …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Bells will sound at 9:30 a.m. today.
The following information is from Rev. Tom O'Brien of the Sudbury Clergy Association: In response to a request from Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Sudbury United Methodist Church, Memorial Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), First Parish of Sudbury (Unitarian Universalist), Our Lady of Fatima, St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church and possibly other communities of faith in Sudbury will sound their bells Friday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Citing the outpouring of love and compassion from every state and around the world, Malloy has asked places of worship and government buildings to ring their bells to remember the "twenty beautiful school children and six dedicated educators taken from their families and their loved ones." The …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sudbury Selectmen offer their assistance to Selectmen in Newtown, Conn.
- Ann Kenda
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sudbury’s Board of Selectmen opened the last meeting of 2012 on Dec. 18 with “heavy hearts,” according to Selectmen Chair Larry O’Brien. He said both the Board of Selectmen and residents of Sudbury are deeply saddened by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “It will take the community years and years to recover from the tragedy,” O’Brien said. He said that he has written a letter to the Selectmen in Newtown, offering condolences and inviting the board to reach out to Sudbury Selectmen if the board can assist with Newtown’s recovery process. O'Brien noted Sudbury has also been a victim of school violence, referring to the fatal stabbing of James Alenson, 15, at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School on Jan. 19, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Does the massacre at Newtown, Conn., signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?
Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, Conn., massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control. Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a mass killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News. The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. …