NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The Newtown Board of Education has unanimously hired a principal from neighboring Bethel to lead the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The News-Times of Danbury reports Kathleen Gombos, the principal at the R.M.T. Johnson School in Bethel, has been hired to become principal at Sandy Hook. Gombos succeeds an interim principal and is scheduled to start on July 1st.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A group of gun rights organizations, pistol permit holders and gun sellers are suing Governor Dannel Malloy and other state officials, arguing that Connecticut's new gun control law violates their constitutional rights. The suit challenges provisions extending an assault weapons ban to more guns and banning large-capacity ammunition magazines.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A bill crafted behind the scenes is requiring the written consent of family members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims before certain records concerning the massacre, such as photos and videotapes, are publicly released. Governor Dannel Malloy's office released a working draft of the bill yesterday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Executives from the Connecticut aerospace, biotech and pharmaceutical industries are joining federal and state officials on an 8-day trade mission to China. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is leading the trip, which aims to attract Chinese investment in Connecticut and increase the number of exports to China from Connecticut companies.
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