Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sandy Hookers

[Note, 5/5/2018:  I see that a number of my links come up as "404 not found," or are misdirecting to irrelevant pages.  I will be fixing this over the next couple of days.]

Here are some unusual connections among mental health professionals who own property in both Newtown (Sandy Hook), Connecticut, and New Hampshire; are connected through Harvard and connected to "emergency responders"; and/or whose business it is to counsel people involved in "mass disasters."  They are a lot busier since the Sandy Hook and Boston Marathon incidents on Dec. 14, 2012, and April 15, 2013, respectively, not to mention 9/11.  Northern Ireland is an issue which connects some of them, too.  Some of the property ownership and other records have been altered since I first saw them in March 2013, as noted below.  In fact, since I posted this yesterday, all links to the Rockingham County, New Hampshire, registry of deeds have been broken.  Incredibly, the index page with "I" names was removed in real time, while I was working on editing this just now.  I have screenshots, however, and will link to those here.  Although they are fragmentary, they enable you to piece the deeds together, or find them yourself, through putting in book and page on the registry of deeds' site.  (And when the tracking applet comes up, a new feature, you can press "Deny" and still use the site.)

John Philip Woodall:   I would be remiss in not starting out with John Woodall, who lives in Newtown.  He played a big role in Sandy Hook, talking endlessly about "resilience."  He is a psychologist at Harvard Medical School, as well the founder of the "Unity Project," an effort closely intertwined with the Baha'i faith.  (Lynne B., who ran "Sandy Hook Truth," made this link originally.)  Another Baha'i adherent is Maurice Strong, the motivating force behind Agenda 21, which pursues the eradication of national boundaries and is devoted to equalizing economic disparity among peoples--not by raising the economic status of the impoverished, it would appear, but by stripping people in the richer countries of their wealth.  (As an aside, I was on the other side from Maurice Strong in the AWDI case in 1989:  he was the man behind American Water Development, Inc., trying to lock up the groundwater in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.)

Patricia A. Hubbs Patricia A. Hubbs uses her maiden name professionally, Patricia Doherty, Ed.D.  She has an M.A. in psychiatry and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School, where she works alongside a psychotherapist named Kathleen Ulman.  They are thus co-workers of John Woodall.  

Patricia A. Hubbs sold a half interest in 6 Sunnyview Terrace, Sandy Hook, CT, on Feb. 18, 2009, to Patricia A. Hubbs Revocable Trust, and a half-interest to Maureen Will, the director of Emergency Communications for Newtown, who played a huge role in the Sandy Hook soap opera.  Maureen Will acquired the remaining half-interest in 6 Sunnyview Terrace on Jan. 14, 2011, although Patricia A. Hubbs still showed up in Spokeo on March 27, 2013, as living at that address.  An Edward Doherty is listed as also living at 6 Sunnyview Terrace, who may be her brother or uncle.

Patricia A. Hubbs is also listed in white pages with the address of 9 Cherokee Ct., Londonderry, New Hampshire.  Patricia’s husband David W. Hubbs’s business address is 9 Cherokee Ct., Londonderry, NH.  His business is “DWH Consulting Group,” and he is the manager of “Information Technology Systems”—a computer guy.   So Patricia has links to Sandy Hook, CT, and New Hampshire, as well as Boston.  (Londonderry is 25 miles from Kingston, where Nancy Lanza is supposedly from.)

In Sandy Hook, Patricia A. Hubbs is also listed as the manager of “17 Riverside Road Associates, LLC,” the  registered agent for which is Maureen Will, according to this Bizapedia entry.  The corporation "17 Riverside Road Associates, LLC" was listed in the CT Secretary of State’s website in March 2013, with the mailing address as "6 Sunnyview Terrace"; the manager as Patricia A. Hubbs (at 9 Cherokee Ct., Londonderry, NH); and the agent as Maureen Will.  All information relating to 17 Riverside Road Associates, LLC has since been scrubbed from the Secretary of State's website.  The addresses in Spokeo which came up then for Maureen Will are 6 Sunnyview Terrace and 17 Riverside Rd., in Sandy Hook, as well as 616 Federal Rd., in Brookfield, CT.  Thus, Patricia Hubbs and Maureen Will are involved together in two Sandy Hook properties.  (When I searched in for "Shannon C. Hicks" on March 16, 2013, by the way, she came up as associated with Maureen Will and John Will at 2 Zoar Rd.  Shannon C. Hicks is the person who took the "conga line" photo, the only photo of children evacuating from the Sandy Hook School.)

Both 17 Riverside Rd. and 6 Sunnyview Terrace are directly across from the putative Sandy Hook school property, and 17 Riverside Rd., has been listed for sale since I first looked at it in early 2013.  However, the property description and picture have changed dramatically, from a mansion, shown originally, to now a modest $200,000 house with two bedrooms.  This site affirms that the building listed earlier was a much larger, 15-room building.

The property appraiser's records for 17 Riverside Road show that, in 2008, that address was titled in the name "Estate of Anna Margaret Doherty."  The "my" entry for Patricia Doherty in 2013 established that her parents' names were Anna Margaret and David A. Doherty.  I cannot find that now (June 4, 2014).  I have been able to find (and confirm) no information about either of the parents. There are lots of Dohertys in Sandy Hook.

Patricia Hubbs and Kathleen Ulman are co-founders of Boston Threshold Group, which "includes professionals from Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Northern Ireland who wish to promote the theory and practice of group psychotherapy" and sponsored the Northern Ireland Group Psychotherapy Conference for 13 years until 2010.  Those links have been disabled since I found them last year; however, this one still works.  The "Red Well Theater Group" went to Ireland to perform at that conference in 2010 and will be performing at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's conference in Boston on March 8, 2014.  It puts on plays to "train psychotherapists."

Kathleen Hubbs Ulman:   Kathleen Ulman is an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard and a close colleague of Patricia A. (Doherty) Hubbs.  Although Ulman does not own property in Sandy Hook or New Hampshire that I have found, her brother, David W. Hubbs, married Patricia Doherty, so she has both a familial, as well as professional, connection to Patricia Hubbs.  Kathleen Ulman ran for president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association in 2007, and became AGPA president in 2012.  Her specialty is “disaster response mental health” and "transforming despair into hope."  A quote from the 2007 AGPA newsletter says, “After 9/11, Kathy became very involved with providing groups for those traumatized by the attack on the World Trade Center.”  She uses the word "resilience" frequently, and has made many presentations based on the Boston Marathon event, which was putatively a bombing.

***Note:  Since I began drafting this blog piece in 2013, the newsletters of both the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Northeastern Society  for Group Psychotherapists--which I had links to--have been removed from the web.  There are cached versions still there in html, which will neither download nor print in full.  Obtain the cached version by right-clicking on the google result after inputting pertinent names.

Marilyn L.  Lanza:   Marilyn L. Lanza is a group psychotherapist who lives and practices in Windham, NH, at 44 E. Nashua Rd.  Windham is 17 miles from Kingston and 7 miles from Londonderry.  She is a member of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, along with Kathy Ulman and Pat Doherty (see pages 10 and 15) (again a newsletter which has been removed from the web).  I do not suggest that Marilyn Lanza was involved in the Sandy Hook incident, nor that she owns property in Newtown--although she has the same last name as the putative killer.  I only point out that she was known to both Patricia Doherty and Kathleen Ulman and lives in New Hampshire.

Thomas S. Langner and Susan Kassirer:  Lynne B., who ran the Sandy Hook Truth blog in 2013, made the initial discovery about Thomas S. Langner.  Langner came up as "associated with" William Halstead in

A little background:  William Halstead has been the chief of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company since 1978--a very long time.  He was, therefore, in charge of the fire station, which played such a prominent role in the Sandy Hook incident.  Halstead's daughter Karin is an EMT and captain of the fire department; her husband John Jeltema is also a fireman.  Halstead's son William, Jr., is an EMT and former captain with SHVFRCo.  Halstead's ex-wife Barbara Halstead was putatively the secretary at Sandy Hook School, who, hiding under a desk, made the initial 9-1-1 call about a shooter being in the school (and gave a different story about her experience in every interview I read of her). William Halstead's new wife, Debbie Aurelia, is the Newtown Town Clerk, who has vigorously pushed for legislation designating death certificates of minors as nonpublic records.

The association of Halstead with Thomas S. Langner  is another connection between a mental health professional "associated with" an emergency responder in Sandy Hook.  Langner is a well-known psychiatrist, having published an influential book in 1963, Life Stress and Mental Health:  the Midtown Manhattan Study, as well as other books.  So Langner is now 89 or 90 years old.

In 2013, Langner was listed as the property owner of 6 Still Hill Road in Sandy Hook (as well as considerable property on Toddy Hill Rd.), but lived most of the year, with his second wife Susan Kassirer, at an address on Central Park in New York City.  Kassirer has written letters to media outlets and given testimony calling for gun control after Sandy Hook, using her New York address. Curiously, just before the Sandy Hook incident she and her husband moved to Sandy Hook to live full-time. She writes children's books.  In an interview with the Newtown Bee in 2013 she said they moved one day before Hurricane Sandy struck in October 2012, saying nothing about the shooting, which one would think might cast a pall over their idyll.

Langner's first wife, Nola, was an illustrator of children's books.  They had five children.  Their twin girls, Belinda and Gretchen, had a website on which they were flacking for monetary donations from people to "help us get well."  (They had some dietary restrictions!)  I say "had" because that site is down now, too.  It was taken down after I emailed Lynne B. about it.  Here is the URL--I don't know how to check for a cache.  The point is, they invoked the now-familiar mechanism of playing on people's pity to raise funds for themselves via a website.  This is something people in this family know about and do. 

Before leaving this group I note there is an Edward G. Halstead who is or was a psychiatrist at Yale Medical School and Fairfield Hills State Hospital, both close to Newtown.  There is also a Richard W. Halstead who is a professional counselor in West Hartford, CT, and wrote a book, "From Tragedy to Triumph:  Counselor & Companion, Story of the Hero's Journey."  This sounds very similar to the theme of the Unity Project and its founder John Woodall, whose blurb says, “Show me a tragedy and I'll show you a potential hero!  Turning tragedy into resilient strengths." 

Gene Rosen:  Gene Rosen played a prominent role in the Sandy Hook story.  He was a psychologist at Fairfield Hills State Hospital for many years, and also is involved in community theatre.  So much has been written about his performance on Dec. 14, 2012, that I have done no additional research on him.

Isgut/Buttafoco/Zullo:  The following research was posted by Anne Berg on the Sandy Hook Truth website.  I've added to it a little--and now much more information has been posted on the Memory Hole blog.  Alexander E. Isgut is not a mental health professional, but is nevertheless a doctor in Newtown, CT, at 19 Church Hill Rd.  He shows up as the current owner of the Lanzas' putative former home in Kingston, New Hampshire.  Note that his address on the deed is in a different typeface from the rest, so the deed has been altered.  (It is at Book 5232, p. 0265, in the Rockingham County records.  5/9/18:  that link has been broken, too, so here are all the screenshots I took of these deeds.)  The previous owners are Isgut's daughter and her husband.  The daughter has the names Maria Adriana Isgut, Maria Adriana Buttafoco (this name I believe is current), Maria Adriana Zullo, and Adrienne Zullo (Zullo being a likely ex-husband).  She also shows up in whitepages in Newtown, CT.  Sometimes "Maria" is omitted.

The Lanza home, at 44 Depot Road, Kingston, NH, was carved out of a larger piece of property owned by Nancy Lanza's mother, whose name was Champion, at 46 Depot Road, in 1998.  The home at 44  Depot Road was purchased in 2011 by Alexander E. Isgut, who has admitting privileges at Danbury Hospital.   James Champion, putatively Nancy Lanza's brother, continues to own and live at 46 Depot Road, as of the last time I researched this matter. 

While the present is a work in progress, I note that occupying, or at least having the "Lanza home" right next door, is a way a principal in any play-acting can control what happens on that property.  The house next door to the Lanza home in Sandy Hook is owned by John Trentacosta, the president of the Newtown Savings Bank.

***Update May 5, 2018:  More connections uncovered!  Go here.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Where Have All the Records Gone?

Part I:  Ken Salazar's missing campaign contribution records

Ken Salazar first ran for Colorado Attorney General in 1998.  In 1999 or 2000, I examined his 1998 campaign contribution records in the Colorado Secretary of State's office.  They were microfilmed copies of the original signed paper forms filed with the office.  Reports of contributions and expenditures were filed electronically for the first time beginning in 2002.

I remember seeing big contributions to Ken from out-of-state banking interests, including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup or Citibank, Bank of America, and Jon Corzine.  I wondered at the time, "Why are these banks taking an interest in the Colorado Attorney General's race?" Of course, I figured this out as time went by:  Ken Salazar had already proved his worth to them, as director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, by giving public assets on the QT to developers and mining interests.  (I have written about benefits he provided, as Colorado Attorney General, to his former client, Summitville polluter Robert Friedland.)  Unfortunately, unlike the 1994 campaign contribution records of former governor Roy Romer, which I paid to get copies of in 1997, I did not fork out the money for the records of Salazar in 1999, thinking I would come back and get them later.  I attempted, in 2010, to do just that--and they were gone.

I sent several open records requests to the Secretary of State's office.  First, they told me all the records were online.  I followed the links and found nothing for the 1998 election, when the reports were filed on paper.  The SOS then backpedaled, and told me the paper records were stored at the Archives, so I went to the Archives and paid $47. All that was produced were two slim manila envelopes containing contribution records from May and June 1997, before Salazar had even announced he was running.  These were on the same types of form as you can see for Romer.  There were no other records at the Archives.  When I got back to the SOS about this problem, they gave me a different path to follow in their system, called "tracer."  I did then find some records from the 1998 election online; but they are not original.  The 1998 records should look like the ones I got for Romer in 1997, bearing an attestation of the campaign treasurer, with a signature in ink, on the same type of form.  Instead, there is a spreadsheet which someone has typed information into, which bears no signatures or attestation.  And the data I remember is not there.  Importantly, I have found none of the contributions from Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Jon Corzine, et al., on this list.   I saw those contributions with my own eyes, on the original records (on microfilm), in 2002.

In fact, the SOS's system also does not show the original Romer records for 1994, but only something it calls a "blanket report," which states totals, and does not itemize contributions. 

So, what happened to the original records?  Here's my theory:  after Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, Bernie Buescher, a former Democratic state legislator from Grand Junction, was appointed by Democratic governor Bill Ritter to serve out his term as Colorado Secretary of State.  Election activists I was involved with, almost all of whom are Democrats, opposed this appointment, but Ritter paid no heed.  Buescher took over in January 2009. By that time, it was clear Salazar would be appointed as Obama's Secretary of Interior and such things as who installed him in the office of Colorado Attorney General might be investigated.

Either Coffman or Buescher destroyed the original records of Ken Salazar's campaign contributions from the 1998 election, and the SOS has been fraudulently passing off the altered online documents as authentic ever since.  I believe it was Buescher who did this, and that that was the reason he was brought in to the office, over the objections of the election activists.  Rittter, Buescher, and Salazar are, by the way, all Catholics.  You can see contributions by Buescher to Roy Romer in the 1994 contribution records.  He was Romer's campaign chair in Grand County.  (Interestingly, the Wikipedia article on Buescher says Romer also had appointed him to "reorganize" the Colorado State Fair, which I suspected for a long time, because of never-ending scandals over its finances in the 1990's, may have been operated as Romer's personal slush fund.)

Abuse of public records is theoretically a crime in Colorado; but it happens more often than not.  I know that any complaint I might make will just get deep-sixed, like the others I have filed.