As chairman of the board of the Connecticut Port Authority, Scott Bates, deputy secretary of the state, helped an associate win a $6,500-a-month contract from the authority, beating out a local firm with more experience.
Scott Bates, deputy secretary of the state, while chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority signed off on the agency buying photographs from the daughter of board member Bonnie Reemsnyder, first selectwoman of Old Lyme.
The governor ignores a promise he made with great ceremony: to give New London a seat on the Connecticut Port Authority board.
Deputy Secretary of State Scott Bates, a board member and former chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority, hosted at his Stonington home a campaign event for Gov. Ned Lamont's election campaign.
Payments made to the daughter of Bonnie Reemsnyder, the former chairwoman of the Connecticut Port Authority, were made through an interior designer in Providence, R.I., and the name Reemsnyder does not appear on the authority books.
Before he was threatened with a police inivesigation, port authority critic Kevin Blacker was offered a consulting gig.
Sen. Cathy Osten of Sprague has requested a hearing into the troubled Port Authority and the stalled $93 million wind deal.
Problems at the Connecticut Port Authority remain unexplained in the wake of its chairwoman's resignation.
The former board chairman presided over hiring a colleague without port management experience for a no-bid, $50-an-hour consulting contract while the current chairwoman did not stop the agency from paying $3,000 to her daughter for decorative photographs.
The Central Vermont Railroad Pier, in the center of a $93 million port transformation being planned for New London, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
When asked about reports that the Connecticut Port Authority no longer has an executive director, the chairman and vice chairman refused to talk about what they called personnel issues.
Connecticut Republicans just left in office a Trump-loving party chairman who lost the last election.
There have been calls for Jason Vincent, director of planning in Stonington, to recuse himself from the review of the Smiler's Wharf project because of his complaints about public criticism.
The $93 million deal with the wind companies to create a wind turbine assembly port in New London has not been signed.
Two town selectmen have expressed varying degrees of support for the development, while the town's state representative has withdrawn hers.
Supporters of the proposed massive development in downtown Stonington use a lot of misleading logic to sell the project.
The sharpest criticism of the project has come from the state, not town planners.
The city bucked the trend of municipalities legislating against electronic billboards and instead allowed one to be installed on city property at a city gateway.
The Mystic Whaler has a new street level storefront next to Union Station in downtown New London
Talks are underway to craft a preservation ordinance in the city that would allow for the enforcement of design standards for work done in the historic district.
The proposed development violates state law pertaining to coastal development as well as many provisions of the town's own master plan, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Nothing has been built on the 5-acre property off Masons Island Road proposed for 55 luxury condominiums since the three-year foreclosure lawsuit ended in 2009.
Sen. Heather Somers says the town asked for $10 million for Smiler's Wharf, while the town says it didn't but the developer did.
Stonington Borough, which has its own Planning and Zoning Commission, with strict rules, protects historic character in a way that other neighborhoods in town can't. The developer-enabling first selectman exploits that lack of protection.
Sen. Somers won't talk about her attempts to secure $10 million in state bond money for developers of Smiler's Wharf in Mystic, who donated to her Senate campaign.
The buildings proposed for 7 acres on the Mystic River would tower over the historic village.
A new proposal for apartments has promise but puts new emphasis on a conflict of interest at the Renaissance City Development Association.
The city gets promised crumbs from a $93 million transformation of State Pier.
Three have closed during renovations while two others have closed for good.
Three new wind- and solar-powered streetlights are planned for a park that doesn't open at night.
David Kelsey, chairman of the Old Lyme Republican Town Committee and a member of the town Finance Board is underwriting a new newspaper in town.
George Waterman, who has been investing and keeping the lights on in downtown New London for more than 30 years, is appalled the city would move City Hall workers out of the heart of the city.
The bid process to find a developer for the Seaside buildings has stretched long past the original deadline of last summer, and the state won't discuss the search.
The first selectman said he could have delayed the demolition in downtown Mystic even though the town doesn't have a delay ordinance, but chose not to.
The South Bend mayor is right. It's time for a new era in America.
The military academies are attacked as unnecessary by some people who suggest officer candidate schools and ROTC programs produce officers just as qualified, at half the cost.
Julian Enterprises is the subject of a police investigation into the dumping of hazardous materials, including PCBs, at a construction materials fill site it managed for the town of Fairfield.
Proposed legislation aimed at facilitating the demolition of two buildings in Willimantic would erode protections for historical buildings in three other distressed municipalities, including New London.
The owner of the landmark downtown building, committed to its further restoration, died last month.
Don't let the mayor suburbanize New London and move city government out of the downtown.
The Connecticut Port Authority is refusing to disclose the documentation that is part of discussions about rebuilding New London port facilities to make them more accommodating to wind turbine assembly and less useful for other kinds of shipping.
New London Mayor Michael Passero says the city is "breaking out."
A New London resident suggests that the city should catch up with surrounding towns and build a dog park.
An association of state police troopers keep a fleet of antique police cruisers on the road.
The unveiling by fire of Bill Cornish's waterfront property brings his conflict as an RCDA board member into focus.
No one in Town Hall this week lifted a finger to stop the demolition of the 19th century mill on Mechanic Street that was an imporant contributing building to the Mechanic Street Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
The city spent much of March denying access to blight enforcement records.
The tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut are much more appealing destinations than MGM Springfield.
Varieties at the marijuana store in Northhampton, Mass., promise all kinds of highs, starting at $12 for a pre-rolled joint.
The city would be making a mistake to abandon any of the downtown office buildings it owns, to rent space.
A series of news stories have reported on unsettling complaints about a culture at the academy that seems to tolerate sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
Groton is much more careful than Stonington in protecting the historic character of its side of Mystic.
The governor suggests the Indian tribes and MGM might be poised to come up with a deal to divide the state's gambling market.
The failed gubernatorial candidate has surfaced recently in television and radio interviews, complaining about the governor who beat him in 2018.
President Trump and right-wing radio trumpeted the Jussie Smollett story and ignored news about a domestic terrorist allegedly planning to assassinate liberal Democrats.
The endorsed Democrat in the race didn't make a very strong case for himself in this week's debate.