Port Authority documents reveal displeasure with media coverage – Connecticut Inside Investigator

By Tricia Ennie

Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) members have been unhappy with the tone of much of the press coverage of and public response to the ongoing New London State Pier project.
A review of hundreds of email conversations between staff members reveals they not only kept track of their media coverage but frequently believed it was inaccurate, biased, and unfair to the project and its stewards. These emails were obtained as part of a Freedom of Information Act request seeking answers to the project’s increasing price tag. (Read More)

The Day: Thin excuses for keeping the public in the dark

From the Day, New London

At a Jan. 3 proceeding conducted by a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer, an attorney for the Connecticut Port Authority was pressed as to why the authority had waited nearly five months — until the day of the hearing — to hand over documents requested by The Day and columnist David Collins.
“My dog ate it,” testified the attorney. (Read More)

Feds conduct wide-ranging criminal investigation of port authority – The Day

By David Collins

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed six years of Connecticut Port Authority records pertaining to a wide-ranging investigation of the quasi-public agency’s business, from its comprehensive management contract for New London’s State Pier to a communications/marketing deal that went to a former associate of Deputy Secretary of the State Scott Bates, when he was chairman of the authority. (Read More)