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Decomposed Body Found in Car Outside West Hartford Red Robin

courant.com — WEST HARTFORD — Police and fire officials are investigating the discovery a dead body in a car outside the Red Robin restaurant at the Corbins Corner shopping center.
Aug 23, 2015

Decomposed Body Found in Car Outside West Hartford Red Robin cour.at/1V382DX

Aug 23, 2015

Decomposed Body Found in Car Outside West Hartford Red Robin. cour.at/1V382DX

Aug 24, 2015

RT @hartfordcourant: Body found in car outside Red Robin in #WestHartford linked to missing person case cour.at/1JOJH2E

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State Officials Warn of Business-Filing "Scam"

courant.com — The letters, sent to businesses across Connecticut from the "Division of Corporate Services," look vaguely official, with citations to state statutes and an assurance that completing the included form - and paying the $150 fee - "will fulfill your corporation's records requirement" under Connecticut law.

Attorney Suspended For Impersonating Fellow Lawyer

courant.com — Joseph Elder, a Hartford attorney who impersonated a fellow lawyer 11 years ago, spawning a long-running feud between the pair, will be barred from practicing law for a year, a Superior Court judge has ruled. In a harshly worded decision, Judge Antonio C.

Heroin Deaths Jump In Connecticut; Push Past 300 In 2014

courant.com — Heroin deaths have increased dramatically across Connecticut over the past three years, with the drug playing a direct role in 306 fatalities last year, state medical examiner records reveal. In combination with other drugs or alone, heroin was a keyfactor in 222 deaths in 2013 and 100 in 2012.
Jul 12, 2015

Heroin Deaths Jump In Connecticut; Push Past 300 In 2014 - Hartford Courant courant.com/news/connectic…

Jul 13, 2015

Heroin Deaths Spike In Connecticut; Push Past 300 In 2014 cour.at/1Mod5tH

Jul 13, 2015

Connecticut last year had more than three times the deaths attributed to heroin than in 2012. courant.com/news/connectic…

Appellate Court Upholds Fraud Finding Against Mount Caritas Monastery

courant.com — The state appellate court has affirmed a jury's verdict that a self-proclaimed Benedictine monastery in Ashford defrauded a woman who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for the construction of a chapel. A Superior Court jury in 2013 found that Our Lady of Mount Caritas had fraudulently misrepresented that it was a recognized Roman Catholic institution.

Yet Another Effort to Keep the Public in the Dark about the Public’s Business

courantblogs.com — It is extraordinarily well-settled law in Connecticut that personnel records related to the official conduct of our civil servants are public records that must - with rare and well-delineated exceptions - be released to members of the public, who employ those civil servants.
Jun 26, 2015

Yet Another Effort to Keep the Public in the Dark about the Public’s Business courantblogs.com/investigative-…

Military Supervisor Pays $5,500 Fine to Settle Ethics Complaint

courant.com — James E. Liss, a fired Military Department supervisor, has paid $5,500 to settle a complaint brought by the Office of State Ethics. A fired Military Department supervisor accused of using state gasoline for personal use, selling scrap metal from a state facility and directing subordinates to haul state-owned firewood to his house, has paid $5,500 to settle a complaint brought by the Office of State Ethics.

Malloy: Expand Busway Service To Manchester, East Hartford

courant.com — NEW BRITAIN - Doubling down on a controversial position, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced the new state budget will expand CTfastrak to East Hartford and Manchester. The busway between New Britain and Hartford has been so successful since it opened in late March that the state will use $6.5 million of bonding to extend it to communities on the other side of the Connecticut River, Malloy said.

Secrecy-Obsessed Bureaucrats Battle for Coveted “Golden Padlock Award”

courantblogs.com — When the Boston Globe sought records related to crashes involving Massachusetts State Police cars, the agency said it would be happy to comply - for a fee of $62,200. The agency was also willing to release a log of public-records requests - for $42,750.
Jun 02, 2015

The hunt is on for "the most secretive government agency or individual in the United States.” bit.ly/1Qng9XG #IRE #GoldenPadlock

Hartford Should Stay Course On Crime-Fighting, Experts Say

courant.com — A generation ago, Hartford leaders responded to a surge in violence by flooding the streets with state and local police, stopping and searching suspected troublemakers, often with little or no probable cause. That aggressive show of force worried civil libertarians, but was mostly embraced by frightened city dwellers.
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Aug 17, 2015

@TWallack I can't get over the fact that at least three people were bicycling in 120-degree heat!

Aug 14, 2015

“That’s a personal personnel matter”: Public employee can’t fathom why public wants to know how their money is spent. cour.at/1TDohVq

Aug 07, 2015

Courant, 50 yrs ago - LBJ: To obey Voting Rights Act, a county “need only open its polling places to all its people” bit.ly/1KU5Bl4

Jul 31, 2015

RT @CaroMT: Is radical transparency always a good thing? @matthewkauffman @OpenTheGov @indiviglio join me @HuffPostLive to discuss 3pmET

Jul 08, 2015

Corrupt cricket officials - if there are any - are panicking right about now. twitter.com/derekwillis/st…


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