Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut last week, the sporting goods chain has decided to remove guns from stores.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed all “modern sporting rifles” from their stores nationwide as well as all guns from sale and display in its store nearest to Newtown, Conn., in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings last week. “We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community,” according to a company press release. “Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide," the press release said. "We continue to extend …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A candlelight vigil in Holliston paid tribute to those killed in Newtown, CT.
Holliston gathered Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to mourn the 27 people who were killed in Newtown, CT on Friday. James McGowan, a Holliston firefighter and EMT, planned and organized the event which was held in Holliston's Blair Square.
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday, people from all over the world have been sending an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help." Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too. Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support…