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November 17, 2017

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

by Jack Kramer | November 17, 2017 5:30am

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 | November 7, 2017 10:46pm

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 | August 1, 2017 12:30pm

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 | July 5, 2017 10:30am

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 | June 28, 2017 4:30am

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 | March 30, 2017 2:00pm

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 | March 27, 2017 10:28am

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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February 28, 2017

Connecticut Supreme Court To Hear East Haven Mayor’s Retirement Appeal

by Jack Kramer | February 28, 2017 12:01pm

shutterstock EAST HAVEN, CT - The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.’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 at the same time.

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November 17, 2016

Democrats Still Hold 79-72 Majority In House After Recounts

by Jack Kramer | November 17, 2016 5:25pm

Jack Kramer photo Three recounts in House of Representative races have been completed and, in each case, the one leading after Election Night on Nov. 8 won the race.

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November 14, 2016

East Haven Rep Survives Trump Wave, Holds Onto Seat Following Recount

by Jack Kramer | November 14, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Democrat James Albis retained his 99th District House seat, albeit by a slim 9 votes, after a four-hour recount on Saturday at the East Haven Community Center.

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