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Soccer game memorializing Newtown victims in Bristol Saturday

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth High School striker Jessica Kaufman corrals a pass during a game last month. The PHS team will face the Newtown (Conn.) High School girls' soccer team in an exhibition fund-raising game Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at Roger Williams University.

BRISTOL — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ soccer team will play an exhibition game against Newtown High School (Conn.) this Saturday, Oct. 5. The game is part of the team’s ongoing fund-raising efforts in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012. The exhibition game will be held at 6 […]

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How resilient are kids after Newtown?

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Bradley Hospital in East Providence has set up a crisis hotline to help kids who are having trouble dealing with the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

Although local school officials say they haven’t heard many reports of students having a difficult time dealing with the Dec. 14 school shootings in Connecticut, a doctor at Bradley Hospital in East Providence says it’s important for teachers and parents to keep an open dialogue with children. “I think our parents did a really good […]

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Portsmouth woman turns Newtown connection into green-ribbon campaign

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Christina Craft with one of the many green ribbons she made up for Portsmouth High School students to wear in support of the community of Newtown, Conn., where she grew up.

PORTSMOUTH — It wasn’t a talk Christina Craft was looking forward to having. Not with her 8-year-old daughter. Not without a script. Not when she was having trouble processing the information herself. When news broke that a gunman slaughtered 20 young children and six staff members at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. […]

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Violet: It’s time to revisit gun control

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

The massacre of 26 people including 20 children in Newtown, Conn. has reignited the debate over gun control. Before the election there was such a discussion in the aftermath of the slayings in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. That gunman, like the deceased suspect here, obtained the weapons legally. The insipid response in July […]

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