Column: After Newtown shooting, comfort found with family




It’s a tragedy that evokes a queasy stomach in me to recall: A gunman broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, and slaughtered 20 first-graders and six educators.

Just as with 9/11, I remember exactly where I was when I first heard the news: I started my late-morning routine of checking my text messages before even getting out of bed. I had a message from a news service that was the initial bearer of bad news. I saw it had happened in Connecticut, and something told me I probably would be traveling there to assist in coverage of the tragedy.

I arrived at The Eagle the morning of Dec. 14, a Friday, and hadn’t even dropped my computer bag when Managing Editor Kevin Moran asked if I could spend the weekend reporting to the New Haven Register, one of our sister papers.

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