| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:52 PM
When the cash began running out at the nonprofit Amistad America Inc., officials defaulted on bank loans, skimped on bills, borrowed from employees and used state grant money as a temporary loan against other grants, a series of audits released Friday...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The state's many museums should be audited on a regular basis and it should be mandated. I once visited the old science museum in West Hartford when my children were little. It was expensive to get in and there was not much to see once we got in.
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Yet again, someone on the inside is accused of ripping off a nonprofit agency. This has happened too often, and wasted a lot of public and philanthropic dollars. It is time to significantly increase oversight of such agencies.
Karen O. Lewis, 57,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:29 PM
So first the Amistad goes sailing off to parts unknown and then it returns and refuses to sail to New London’s tall ship festival Sailfest because “The Day of New London” hurt it’s feelings with negative coverage. Huh? Who’...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The schooner Amistad, the replica of the ship that was the scene of a famed slave revolt in 1839, is temporarily back in Connecticut waters.
That's an improvement over the situation last summer, when the tall ship's whereabouts were difficult to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It took far longer than it should have, but the Malloy administration is finally putting the brakes on the state's generosity to Amistad America. Thumbs up to that. The governor all but ordered the Amistad to Sailfest, the New London event that the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:33 PM
It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Thumbs up and a kickflip for Heaven, the skate park that is officially opening today in downtown Hartford. The site on the platform over I-84 has long been a haven for young artists and athletes, a place to skateboard and paint graffiti without fear of...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family.
A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Palmer McGee was a soft spoken, white-shoe lawyer with an innate sense of fairness and compassion. He embodied paradox: a West Point graduate who actively opposed the war in Vietnam; a Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate on a peace ticket.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Thursday to Amistad America, urging the financially troubled organization to bring the ship to Sailfest in New London this weekend or face the prospect of losing its nearly $400,000 in annual state funding.