AAIS of West Haven, which received the bulk of CT remediation work in recent years, is ensnared in the investigation into Kosta Diamantis.
Dave does in-depth investigative reporting for CT Mirror. His work focuses on government accountability including financial oversight, abuse of power, corruption, safety monitoring, and compliance with law. Before joining CT Mirror Altimari spent 23 years at the Hartford Courant breaking some of the state’s biggest, most impactful investigative stories.
CT school construction program audit done, but questions remain
The audit did not review interactions between school districts and the school construction grants program, administered by Kosta Diamantis.
CT issues finding of ‘immediate jeopardy’ at Athena nursing home
The finding indicated that CT officials found conditions at the Newtown nursing home that could cause serious harm or death.
Lawsuits, fines, complaints put pressure on Athena nursing homes
Athena Health Care Systems, one of the biggest long-term care providers in CT, has come under scrutiny in three New England states.
BEST OF 2022: Overdue fire inspections: Waterbury fatal blazes highlight statewide problem
CT fire marshals say they can’t always meet the requirement that every residence with three or more units be inspected annually.
BEST OF 2022: A quarter of Connecticut doctors work for big hospitals. Is that good for patients?
As the health care industry becomes more concentrated, private practices struggle to compete with big systems. Instead, they’re joining them.
BEST OF 2022: Connecticut municipalities using federal ARPA funds to expand police surveillance tools
The equipment purchases were supported by local leaders, but some residents wondered if the federal funding could be put to better use.
BEST OF 2022: Connecticut’s roads are deadlier than ever. Figuring out why is complicated.
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people dying in traffic crashes in Connecticut has surged and shows no signs of slowing.
CT sees rise in deadly overdoses involving animal tranquilizer
Xylazine, a tranquilizer used on horses and cows, is showing up in more and more fatal overdose cases in Connecticut, officials said.
Attorney General to seek transfer of Sandy Hook fund away from union
The CT Attorney General’s office wants to remove a union from distributing a fund designed to help Sandy Hook first responders and teachers.
10 years after Sandy Hook, the police who were there still struggle to forget
Ten years after Sandy Hook, a Newtown police officer remembers the sobbing of fellow officers. Many can’t shake the memories of that day.
CT DOC chief: Hotel program abuse could lead to criminal charges
Commissioner Angel Quiros said corrections staff who his agency finds abused a COVID hotel program will face criminal charges.
Funcionarios de CT abusaron del programa de hotel pandémico, según auditoría
Trabajadores penitenciarios mal usaron el programa diseñado para albergarlos en hoteles durante el apogeo de COVID-19, según una investigación.
CT corrections officers abused pandemic hotel program, audit says
CT corrections officers used a program meant to shelter them during COVID-19 to book wedding lodging and house their families, an audit says.
CT police: Updated ‘red flag’ law used largely for suicide threats
The number of cases using CT’s “red flag” law has increased sharply since June 1, and police are using it more to deal with suicide threats.