Investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant

FOIC Rules Teacher Rating Data is Public. Now Let’s Open Up Individual Evaluations.

FOIC Rules Teacher Rating Data is Public. Now Let’s Open Up Individual Evaluations.
courantblogs.com — Over the objections of teacher unions, the Freedom of Information Commission ruled Wednesday that there's no reason to keep secret the fact that New Milford school officials think about three-quarters of their teachers are accomplished and one quarter are exemplary.

Hartford Files Lawsuit Over Dillon Stadium "Scheme"

Hartford Files Lawsuit Over Dillon Stadium "Scheme"
courant.com — HARTFORD - The city of Hartford Friday filed a sweeping lawsuit against the developers of the failed Dillon Stadium project, accusing them of a fraudulent scheme to "steal city funds" and pocket the money.

Judge Denies Gun Manufacturer's Motion To Dismiss Sandy Hook Families' Lawsuit

Judge Denies Gun Manufacturer's Motion To Dismiss Sandy Hook Families' Lawsuit
courant.com — A Superior Court judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing gunmakers and sellers of liability in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting , saying the broad immunity granted to the firearms industry does not strip the court of jurisdiction to hear the claim.

Judge Rules Documents Seized From Newtown Killer Lanza Must Remain Secret

Judge Rules Documents Seized From Newtown Killer Lanza Must Remain Secret
courant.com — Documents seized from the home of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza will remain secret, following a Superior Court judge's ruling that the records are private property not subject to the state Freedom of Information Act. In a decision dated Friday, Judge Carl J.

City Loses Bid To Block Deller's Unemployment After Missing Hearing

City Loses Bid To Block Deller's Unemployment After Missing Hearing
courant.com — HARTFORD - Hartford officials are blaming a telephone mix-up for the dismissal - at least temporarily - of the city's effort to block unemployment benefits for former Development Director Thomas Deller. Deller, who left his job in October amid the Dillon Stadium soccer scandal, was deemed eligible for unemployment benefits after asserting he was fired from his job - despite city records indicating he resigned in good standing.

The Scoop - Investigative Reporting

The Scoop - Investigative Reporting
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UConn-Oregon State, Minute-by-Minute

UConn-Oregon State, Minute-by-Minute
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In Dillon Stadium Debacle, Insurance Issue May Hurt City's Chance At Recouping Money

In Dillon Stadium Debacle, Insurance Issue May Hurt City's Chance At Recouping Money
courant.com — The messy collapse of the plan to rebuild Dillon Stadium may get messier still, with lawyers for the city of Hartford exploring the question of whether the soccer field's developers held a valid liability insurance policy. After the stadium deal collapsed in the fall, Hartford officials demanded...

The Scoop - Investigative Reporting

The Scoop - Investigative Reporting
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CTfastrak Finishes First Year Looking To Build On Successes, Possibly Adjust Some Routes

CTfastrak Finishes First Year Looking To Build On Successes, Possibly Adjust Some Routes
courant.com — HARTFORD — As CTfastrak bus 1469 cruised between the Kane Street and Flatbush Avenue stations just after noontime Friday, two workers wearing “fare enforcement” vests walked the aisle to check that passengers had paid for the ride. All 13 people aboard showed either one-day tickets or monthly passes....
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Apr 28, 2016

Teacher evaluations in Connecticut go from 100-percent secret to 99-percent secret. bit.ly/1T7rn3e

Apr 28, 2016

Had I known there would be #Tastease donuts, I would have had my 30th anniversary at the @hartfordcourant years ago! pic.twitter.com/gaz2nKJsYB

Apr 28, 2016

Hey thanks, Calendar reminder. 10 times longer than I originally thought, but (mostly) no regrets. pic.twitter.com/Mq5esVxr6U

Apr 22, 2016

At FOI conference, CT Comptroller Kevin Lembo advocates for more open data, greater transparency. pic.twitter.com/0tNqKRXKdx

Apr 14, 2016

Denver Post is hiring a data reporter for its pot coverage. Wondering what they mean by "candidate must successfully pass a drug test."

Apr 12, 2016

@Taylormoak I had searched that document for the word "media" - but didn't think to search "newspaper" (or just "news")! Thanks much. Matt


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