Army veteran Brandon Korona pulls up his pant leg, rearranges a protective sleeve, and twists off the plastic socket on top of his prosthetic left leg. It comes off with a suction cup-like pop.
Police officers have shorter life spans than the rest of us, are more prone to suicide, but for years, a stoic police culture has made it difficult for many to admit they may struggle with mental health issues.
A pipe was the only sign of drug use near Chris Bennett’s body, in November. But it looked like the 32-year-old Taunton native had stopped breathing and died of an opioid overdose. Bennett’s mother Liisa couldn’t understand what happened. Then she saw the toxicology report.
Hartford’s hurricane relief center was where evacuees from Puerto Rico could come to get help: help finding housing, jobs, winter clothing — whatever supplies or services they needed to restart their lives in Connecticut.
Connecticut has spent over $50 million helping schools beef up security since 2013. Some of that money — $3.2 million — has gone to private schools, which are reimbursed at a higher rate than many public schools.
After the latest mass shooting at a school in Florida, there’s one idea most policy makers seem to agree on: If you see something, say something. But as NHPR’s Jason Moon reports, school officials and parents in one New Hampshire town are finding that’s a lot more complicated than it might seem.