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March 2, 2018

State Still Looking To Griswold For New Police Firing Range

by Jack Kramer | Mar 2, 2018 12:24pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | East Haven | East Windsor | Griswold | Willington

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HARTFORD, CT — It may be a new session of the General Assembly, but some of the issues are not new. The state is still looking to build a 55,000-square-foot police firearms training facility in Griswold.

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November 21, 2017

Judge Upholds East Haven Election Results

by Jack Kramer | Nov 21, 2017 5:15pm
Posted to: Election 2017 | East Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT - A Superior Court Judge upheld East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr.’s re-election Tuesday after his challenger questioned the results and asked for a recount.

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November 20, 2017

Judge To Rule On East Haven Recount Tuesday

by Jack Kramer | Nov 20, 2017 3:13pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2017 | East Haven | New Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — A Superior Court judge will rule Tuesday on whether to order a recount over the hotly contested Nov. 7 East Haven mayoral election after two days of testimony.

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November 17, 2017

Losing Candidate Takes East Haven Mayor To Court, Asks for Recount

by Jack Kramer | Nov 17, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2017 | East Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie photo EAST HAVEN, CT — The losing mayoral candidate in November’s hotly contested, close election filed a lawsuit in New Haven Superior Court this week asking for a recount and claiming there were improprieties before and during the event by town officials, including Mayor Joe Maturo.

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November 7, 2017

Connecticut Voters Produce Some Surprises As Election 2017 Comes to a Close

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:46pm
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bristol | Derby | East Haven | New Britain | Trumbull | Local Politics

Special to CTNewsJunkie / Brian Koonz for the Valley Independent Sentinel Change was in the air for many districts in Connecticut Tuesday and both major parties were celebrating some local victories as results started coming in. But as the evening wore on, it became clear that Democrats were picking up seats and gaining control of councils and school boards in a lot of Republican towns, mirroring similar gains being reported in other states.

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August 1, 2017

Another Bottle Redemption Center Closes

by Jack Kramer | Aug 1, 2017 1:30pm
Posted to: Environment | East Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie EAST HAVEN, CT — Another one of the state’s bottle redemption centers will soon be closing, a trend that many see no sign of stopping since Connecticut has not increased its handling fees in more than three decades.

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July 5, 2017

East Haven Mayor Loses Appeal; State Supreme Court Rules Against Double-Dipping

by Jack Kramer | Jul 5, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Courts | Labor | Legal | East Haven

Courtesy of the Judicial Branch HARTFORD, CT — East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.’s attempt to get the state Supreme Court to reinstate his retirement benefits as a town firefighter — while also serving full time as the town’s top elected official — has failed.

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June 28, 2017

Summer Youth Employment First Casualty of Budget Mess

by Jack Kramer | Jun 28, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | Poverty | State Budget | Bridgeport | East Haven | Hartford | New Haven

Courtesy of Workforce Alliance NEW HAVEN, CT — Thousands of youth and five regional workforce boards were told last week that the youth employment program would be canceled this summer because there isn’t a state budget.

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March 30, 2017

Supreme Court To Decide Fate of East Haven Mayor’s Income

by Jack Kramer | Mar 30, 2017 3:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal | East Haven | Pensions

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — The mayor of East Haven is the victim of politics or attempting to scam the system by being a double-dipper. Those were the two different stories the state Supreme Court heard Thursday.

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March 27, 2017

Supreme Court To Hear East Haven Mayor’s Appeal Thursday

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2017 11:28am
Posted to: Courts | East Haven

EAST HAVEN, CT - East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo’s appeal of a Superior Court judge’s 2016 ruling that he could not collect retirement benefits from the town as a firefighter while serving as its top elected official will be heard by the Connecticut Supreme Court at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30.

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