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Port Authority Turns to Connecticut Airport Authority for Staffing and Support

NEW LONDON — For the duration of the search for a new executive director of the Connecticut Port Authority, and possibly longer, the quasi-public agency will use and pay for the services of the Connecticut Airport Authority to supplement port authority staffing. That decision comes at the recommendation of the Office of Policy and Management,… Keep Reading

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Mounds Explains New Approach to Quasi-Publics

In July, when the Connecticut Port Authority’s financial and administrative problems surfaced, the CEOs of the state’s 17 quasi-public agencies convened their first monthly meeting to exchange ideas about how best to run their organizations and avoid the pitfalls of port authority.  “One of the things that I realized very quickly at the first meeting… Keep Reading

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Former Connecticut Port Authority Officials Sharply Questioned in 8-hour Hearing

HARTFORD — In a grueling 8-hour session Wednesday, participants at the Transportation Committee’s hearing on the embattled Connecticut Port Authority revealed further details about the quasi-public agency’s financial and administrative woes. After testimony from three former authority officials, as well as the auditors of public accounts, the session culminated in a Lamont-directed plan to overhaul… Keep Reading

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Further notes from a conversation with Evan Matthews

Mystic — When CT Examiner talked with Evan Matthews, former executive director of the Connecticut Port Authority, for nearly four hours on November 22, we whittled down the whopping 14,000-word conversation down to a publishable 2,300 words. In what remained of that 14,000-word conversation, Matthews discussed the port authority’s Finance Committee and its chair Bonnie… Keep Reading

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Matthews, Former Connecticut Port Authority Head Defends Record, Will Testify

MYSTIC — Evan Matthews, former executive director of the Connecticut Port Authority, sat down with CT Examiner’s Cate Hewitt and Gregory Stroud on Sunday for a nearly four hour conversation ranging from details concerning the port authority during his tenure, his health, the wind deal at State Pier, to his hopes of clearing his name… Keep Reading

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Bates Will Speak at Transportation Committee Hearing on Port Authority

Scott Bates, Deputy Secretary of the State and former chair of the Connecticut Port Authority, said he will attend and speak at the December 4 Transportation Committee’s second informational forum regarding the Connecticut Port Authority and concerns about the state audit on the authority’s accounts. In an email to CT Examiner Saturday, Bates said he… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Recapping Election Week

Monday morning — I hadn’t gotten in to work yet — instead I was out on a rocky overlook at Selden Creek Preserve chatting on the phone with State Auditor John Geragosian about the Connecticut Port Authority audit. He was reassuring. While not characterizing the contents of the referral to the Connecticut Office of the… Keep Reading

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Republican Candidates Sweep Election in Stunning Outcome for Old Lyme

OLD LYME — In a stunning outcome to a widely-watched race, Republican candidates swept every competitive race in Old Lyme, and returned Tim Griswold to office as First Selectman after an eight year hiatus, beating incumbent Democrat Bonnie Reemsnyder who had been on the board since 2003 and First Selectman since 2011. The town’s voter… Keep Reading

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Audit Details Lax Oversight, Excessive, Improper and Undocumented Expenses by Connecticut Port Authority

The Connecticut Port Authority spent thousands of dollars on restaurants, alcohol, and hotel rooms with little oversight or internal controls, according to a report by the State Auditors of Public Accounts released on Thursday. “Out of 252 transactions selected from CPA bank accounts, 52 (totaling $17,401) had no supporting documentation. Of the 52, 36 pertained… Keep Reading

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