The federal COVID relief money flowing into municipalities such as Colchester can bring with it an increased level of scrutiny.
Keep up with the latest reporting from CT Mirror’s investigative team.
A CT group home director wants to cash in on her state-funded properties
State ethics officials in 1999 ruled the ownership structure for the group homes was a “direct conflict of interest” under Connecticut law.
Emails show more involvement of Kosta Diamantis in daughter’s job search
Kosta Diamantis showed a special interest in his daughter’s quest for state employment on a number of occasions in early 2020, emails show.
Auditors slam state for oversight of program run by Kosta Diamantis
The auditors found officials mismanaged audits and failed to enforce price caps meant to hold down costs for local school building projects.
Some construction audits were performed years late, reviewed by Diamantis himself
A review of 80 audits reveals a dysfunctional system for examining and managing billions of dollars in school construction projects.
Enfield subpoenaed as part of widening probe into school construction
The subpoena ordered local officials in Enfield to turn over seven years of records related to school building projects and Kosta Diamantis.
At least 4 towns now subject to subpoenas in school construction probe
The subpoenas to Groton, Tolland, Bristol and Hartford seek records of communications with Kosta Diamantis and school building documents.
Report: Nursing home resident died after not receiving medication
The death at Quinnipiac Valley Center was detailed in a 73-page report compiled by DPH inspectors after multiple visits to the facility.
West Haven paid now-indicted contractor $85,400 to pick up leaf bags
State officials overseeing West Haven’s finances are now questioning whether they should increase their oversight.
As pedestrian deaths rise in CT, state looks for ways to curb the drivers
With at least 16 pedestrian deaths on Connecticut roads as of March 14, 2022 could become one of the more deadly years for pedestrians in CT.
Kosta Diamantis advocated ‘hybrid’ school building setup despite pushback
Kosta Diamantis convinced lawmakers in 2019 to OK a hybrid school construction model that would allow management firms to “self-perform” work
Electrician got $2.4 million job from contractor after school project vote
A contractor who worked with D’Amato Construction for “more than 30 years” voted to make D’Amato the general contractor on a Bristol project.
Bristol receives subpoena seeking construction records involving Diamantis
The subpoena echoes one served to Tolland, seeking documents involving Konstantinos Diamantis and the state school construction grant program.
CT officials tell towns they won’t honor Diamantis’ promises for school funding
Hartford and Farmington now have to come up with millions of dollars in school building costs they expected the state to cover.
Grand jury subpoena seeks Tolland school records involving Diamantis
The subpoena seeks ‘all communications with or related to Konstantinos Diamantis’ and documents regarding the Birch Grove school construction.