Friday, December 21, 2012
The company-wide blackout is to honor the memory of those killed last Friday in Connecticut.
This morning at 9:30, Hamilton-Wenham Patch will join AOL in a company-wide blackout as "moment of silence" to honor the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last week. According to Techcrunch, the campaign was inspired by Connecticut's governor, who called for a moment of silence. Web companies Causes and SV Angel spearheaded the idea in the tech sector. It follows a coalition of tech leaders calling for more gun control." Other companies likely taking part in the "Web Moment of Silence" include Adobe, Duke University, Salesforce and WillCall. How will you participate in the moment of silence? Tell us in the comments.
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. …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook, Conn. residents following Friday's horrifying 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 Elementary School on Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut and Massachusetts to California and Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via e-mail 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 have heard about an organization or fundraiser in the Danvers area providing assistance, let us know in the comments …