Ann Marie Somma

About Ann Marie Somma

Ann Marie Somma serves as the editor and community manager of HartfordFAVS.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and is working toward a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University.

She’s been a journalist for more than 15 years and has worked for a variety of newspapers in Connecticut, including the Hartford Courant where she dabbled in religion news.

Her work has been recongized by the Society of Professional Journalists, which in 2003 awarded her first place in the breaking news story category, and in 2005, she won second place for her feature writing from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association.


Once widely spoken, now mostly studied, Yiddish sees revival

(RNS) While many older Americans gather to reminisce about parents and grandparents who spoke the Germanic-Hebrew language of Eastern and Central European Jews, a renewed interest in Yiddish is blooming among a younger generation of people who have no such memories.

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Newtown library flooded with grief books after school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) In the weeks since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults, thousands of books have arrived at the town’s public library from all over the country — from authors, publishers, and ordinary people buying multiple copies of books on that they had found helpful in their grief. By Ann Marie Somma.