New information suggests that important parties with ties to the Connecticut State Appellate Court, Newtown Savings Bank, the United Way of Western Connecticut, and even cable news powerhouse CNN own or are associated with properties in close proximity of the two principal Sandy Hook massacre crime scenes.
[Image credit: C. H. Booth Library]
Researcher Namesnot Mary notes that specific financial and social ties between such property owners would potentially allow them to exert significant control over the crime scenes at the Sandy Hook Elementary School grounds and the Lanza residence.
For example, 1 Riverside Road, located in the exact center of the intimate Sandy Hook village, appears to be owned by lawyer Hugh J. Lavery, a probable offspring of William J. Lavery. William Lavery is a powerful attorney and former Newtown resident who between 2000 and 2006 served as Senior Appellate Court Judge. In 2006 Lavery became Chief Court Administrator of the Appellate, and in 2007 was appointed Senior Judge on the Court’s bench. Lavery has been closely involved in Newtown’s civic organizations, including the C. H. Booth Library and annual Labor Day Parade.
Most significantly, alongside J. Paul Vance Jr.’s position as Connecticut Claims Commissioner, William Lavery’s judicial position provides dual protection against litigation, prospectively allowing him to rule against any possible lawsuits or public records requests brought in Connecticut state courts concerning the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook event.
Hugh Lavery’s daughter, Kaitlin Lavery, is a media industry veteran, having worked as a senior account executive at CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Univision, and Madison Square Garden Company’s FuseTV.
Among other findings, John Trentacosta, who owns the property next to the Lanzas’ 36 Yogananda Street residence, at 34 Yogananda, is President and CEO of Newtown Savings Bank and serves in an advisory capacity to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Newtown Savings’ Chief Financial Officer, William McCarthy, owns 12 Crestwood Drive, directly behind Sandy Hook Elementary.
William Lavery, Trentacosta, and McCarthy serve together on the C. H. Booth Library’s Board of Trustees, although Lavery presently occupies an emeritus post.
In his capacity at Newtown Savings, Trentacosta collaborated with the United Way of Western Connecticut to establish the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Logged and dated web posts suggest the Fund’s announced founding predated the event by three days. Much like the subsequent rapid establishment of “One Fund Boston,” a single day after the Sandy Hook massacre, on Saturday, December 15, 2012, Trentacosta speedily announced the Sandy Hook Fund on his Newtown Savings blog.