The West Haven Democrat allegedly misappropriated more than $636,000 in federal pandemic relief funding from the city of West Haven.
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State looking into West Haven’s use of federal funds as mayor cites potential fraud
The mayor said an audit identified problems with how the municipality managed $1.2 million it received through the CARES Act.
CT lawmakers call on state to forgive unemployment overpayments for thousands
The lawmakers say the burden of correcting the overpayments shouldn’t be on people who filed their applications in good faith.
State to thousands who got unemployment money: Give it back
State officials have issued thousands of letters instructing some people to repay unemployment benefits they received during the pandemic.
How widespread are PFAS chemicals? CT officials are about to inspect more than 2,400 locations
Over the next two years, some 2,400 sites in Connecticut will be inspected for possible contamination with PFAS chemicals.
As deadline approaches, some CT police departments still don’t have body cameras
It remains unclear how many municipal police officers are wearing body cameras and how many still need them.
As the COVID delta variant spreads, some CT town leaders revive lockdown-era practices
Some Connecticut cities are reverting to virtual public meetings and reimplementing mask mandates in government buildings.
More children are being vaccinated, but rate of COVID cases continues to climb in Connecticut
Gov. Ned Lamont’s office reported an additional 295 cases Thursday out of 13,270 tests, amounting to a 2.2% positivity rate.
Connecticut to receive $300 million from settlement with opioid distributors
The deal is part of a larger, $26 billion settlement the companies negotiated with state and local governments.