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Investigative Reporter — Hartford Courant

Investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant

Ex-Military Department Supervisor Granted Accelerated Rehabilitation

courant.com — ENFIELD - A former state Military Department supervisor fired for falsifying timecards, stealing state gas and ordering subordinates to do work at his home was granted accelerated rehabilitation Monday on charges that he stole hundreds of dollars worth of scrap metal from Camp Hartell where he was employed.

State Report: Ex-Military Department Supervisor Falsified Time Cards, Used Staff For Personal Work

courant.com — At the Connecticut Military Department's Camp Hartell, they were known as "Jimmy Days" - work days that former Building Superintendent James Liss would take off but still get paid for. Liss, according to subordinates interviewed as part of an internal investigation, took so many Jimmy Days that it was difficult to quantify the number.

Self-proclaimed Nun Seeks Reversal Of $70,000 Judgment

courant.com — Lawyers for the self-proclaimed leader of a monastery in Ashford asked the Appellate Court Thursday to overturn a jury's finding that the religious order defrauded a woman who donated money to build a chapel. Janet Wagner sued Our Lady of Mount Caritas in 2012, seeking the return of more than $200,000 she donated for the chapel and an adjoining guesthouse.

"Nun" Renounced By Church Appealing $270,000 Judgment

courant.com — For more than three decades, the Rev. Mother Mary Peter has spent her days dressed in a nun's habit, ministering to a handful of women who were drawn over the years to a life of contemplation and prayer at Our Lady of Mount Caritas Benedictine Monastery in the secluded hills of Ashford.

A Transparency Advocate’s Legislative Wish List

courantblogs.com — I recently obtained an internal email in which a lawyer for a public agency laid out the agency's strategy for responding to a request for records under the Freedom of Information Act. Step One was identifying the records the agency was willing to release.

Connecticut teen fighting state over forced chemotherapy treatments

stripes.com — HARTFORD, Conn. - A 17-year-old girl with cancer and her mother are battling Connecticut over an order that she accept chemotherapy treatments - and the state's Supreme Court has agreed to an expedited ruling in a rare case involving the "mature minor doctrine." Lawyers for Cassandra C.

17-year-old girl fights Connecticut over forced chemotherapy treatment

dispatch.com — HARTFORD, Conn. - A 17-year-old girl with cancer and her mother are battling Connecticut over an order that she accept chemotherapy treatments - and the state's Supreme Court has agreed to an expedited ruling in a rare case involving the "mature minor doctrine." Lawyers for Cassandra C.

Probe Of Charter School Group Blasts 'Suspect' Conduct, 'Rampant Nepotism'

courant.com — HARTFORD - The Jumoke Academy charter school operation was saddled with "rampant nepotism," imposed little or no oversight on former CEO Michael Sharpe and made repeated financial missteps that could sink the organization within three years, according to a 99-page investigative report ordered by the state Department of Education.

Connecticut Teen Fighting State Over Forced Chemotherapy Treatments

courant.com — HARTFORD -- A 17-year-old girl with cancer and her mother are battling the state over an order that she accept chemotherapy treatments - and the Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to an expedited ruling in a rare case involving the "mature minor doctrine." Lawyers for Cassandra C.

Shoppers Waiting Longer Than Ever To Wrap Up Holiday Buying

courant.com — WEST HARTFORD - On snow-dusted sidewalks and music-filled malls, holiday shoppers headed to stores Sunday to wrap up the final weekend of the Christmas retail season. What they found were discounts. "I think there's a lot more on sale now," said Beth Whitty of Danbury as she lugged a box of flavored olive oils bought in West Hartford Center.
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Jan 26, 2015

The snow has begun falling in Hartford. Everyone kindly run for your lives.

Jan 08, 2015

CT Supreme Court rejects "mature minor doctrine," rules state can force 17-year-old to undergo chemo. Story soon at courant.com

Jan 08, 2015

Agency lawyer: "As we discussed, we can always withhold a document even if there is no [#FOI] exception." bit.ly/17lLYk8

Jan 07, 2015

How should media outlets respond when public figures threaten baseless legal action? Like this: bit.ly/17iGvuD

Dec 19, 2014

"Many people–in Congress...the White House, in the media–proclaim they believe in open government, but don’t really" bit.ly/13JM97C

Dec 04, 2014

In Connecticut, spending the public's money to keep the public in the dark. bit.ly/1FU1EXV

Dec 03, 2014

CT judge stumbles on a copy of the Constitution, vacates prior-restraint order barring @CTLawTribune publication. cour.at/1vl5qS9

Nov 25, 2014

Connecticut judge issues rare prior-restraint injunction barring publication of a story by @CTLawTribune. bit.ly/1roRdD6

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