Members of the Municipal Accountability Review Board said West Haven’s purchase of a car for the mayor flouted financial rules.
A West Haven official approved contracts, payments for his family business
Robert Bruneau, a West Haven councilman and fire commissioner, signed off on payments to Bruneau’s Garage, a company owned by his family.
Efforts to get food out of the waste stream finding more support
A number of projects are underway to solve the food waste problem, which many say is the linchpin to Connecticut’s waste disposal crisis.
Former state Rep. DiMassa’s wife among recipients of payments he OK’d
West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi said payments of more than $182,000 to two women — one of whom Michael DiMassa married — are ‘fraud’
CT to audit every town’s use of federal CARES Act funding
Officials are preparing to audit how Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities spent roughly $60 million in federal COVID relief funding.
Documents: CT city used COVID relief funds to hire a marching band
West Haven officials spent COVID relief funds on a marching band for the city’s Memorial Day parade documents show.
State to audit West Haven officials’ use of federal pandemic relief funds
Auditors are to review overtime-related pay that went to several West Haven officials as part of an ongoing investigation.
CT Rep. Michael DiMassa resigns from legislature following charges he stole federal relief funds
DiMassa’s resignation comes less than a week after he was indicted for allegedly stealing federal relief money.
Documents: Indicted CT lawmaker DiMassa wasn’t the only one to sign off on invoices
Documents show how Michael DiMassa, a state lawmaker, allegedly funneled over $636,000 to an alleged shell company he created.
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.
Mayors in Stamford and Hamden lose Democratic primaries
Stamford Mayor David Martin and Hamden Mayor Curt Long lost Democratic primaries Tuesday to Caroline Simmons and Lauren Garrett.
Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in New Haven to cheers, elbow-bumps
Harris said Connecticut adopted education policies that are “very progressive, courageous and innovative.”
Sandy + 5; Irene + 6: Coastal resilience still elusive and expensive
More than six years after Irene, five years after Sandy, and tens of millions of dollars later, Connecticut’s shoreline communities have been slow to embrace resiliency and now look much as they did before the storms hit. But there are exceptions.
CT’s repeat flood damage dilemma: move out or rebuild?
Thousands of Connecticut homes have been repeatedly damaged by flooding due to storms. costing the government millions in insurance claims. The losses are now causing some to question the wisdom of policies that encourage rebuilding. They say that with climate change, those properties will grow more vulnerable and money would be better spent moving people out. So far, however, few homeowners are interested.
For Alex Felson, opportunity knocks on Connecticut coast
Alex Felson, a landscape architect and urban ecologist at Yale, has found an opportunity to address climate and community issues on the battered, flooded and otherwise jeopardized Connecticut shoreline.