Legislators had raised concerns that the owner of Vanderman Place in Willimantic hadn’t distributed raises to workers.
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.
Legislators push inquiry into nursing home operator
A nursing home operator is facing an investigation over allegations that raises that were supposed to go to employees were never distributed.
Local officials asking why CT wasn’t ready for COVID testing demand
Officials trumpeted how quickly they readied COVID testing in 2020. Now local leaders are asking how omicron caught them unprepared.
Lamont orders nursing home visitors to be vaccinated or tested for COVID
The order goes into effect Saturday. Nursing homes will have COVID tests available on site.
Saint Francis sues Hartford HealthCare, claims anti-competitive practices
The lawsuit pits the giants in a legal battle that could reshape the delivery of health care in the region.
CT asks nursing homes to accept COVID-positive admissions from hospitals
Thursday’s guidance puts additional pressure on nursing homes as cases rise sharply and staffing issues persist, providers said.
Pediatric COVID cases rising rapidly in Connecticut
“We have children who come to the emergency room with symptoms and are so sick they end up in ICU.”
As COVID rates rise, state remains committed to keeping schools open
State leaders stressed their commitment to keeping schools open, despite school districts delaying students’ return to classrooms.
Long lines across CT for COVID test kits; Documents show the state expects more soon
Long lines of angry residents were the norm Monday as officials distributed what few at-home COVID test kits they had.
COVID-19 tests starting to arrive in CT after ‘airtight agreement’ fell apart
A promised order of 1.5 million COVID-19 tests that was supposed to heading to CT is not coming.
COVID test kits haven’t arrived in CT; Local distributions set for Thursday postponed
At-home COVID-19 testing kits haven’t arrived yet, and towns might have to cancel distribution plans that some scheduled for Thursday.
Best of 2021: Sema4 was a hot CT startup. Then came COVID, state contracts — and a boost from Annie Lamont’s firm
Oak HC/FT invested in Sema4 two months after the Lamont administration signed a $17.2 million contract with Sema4.
State to distribute millions of COVID testing kits and N95 masks
Connecticut will begin distributing more than 3 million COVID-19 at-home tests and 6 million N95 masks as early as Thursday.
With COVID cases increasing again in nursing homes, officials mull mandates
With less than 30% of nursing home staff having received a booster shot, some providers are considering a booster mandate.
A cancer patient was sent to prison for DUI. Two months later, he was dead from COVID.
William Lamprecht told his sentencing judge, “I’m immunocompromised, you know. I’m 62 years old. It’s just a little scary.”