Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti has a nice story to tell if he decides to jump into a growing field of Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Congressman Jim Himes. Twenty years of grand list growth, low tax rate and an abundance of jobs is something to sell to voters in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. Weak point? [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'
January 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
November 13th, 2010 · 57 Comments · Development and Zoning
Modern Plastics 65-year history anchoring Bridgeport’s West End will end soon, according to company President Bing Carbone. The company and its two dozen or so employees in Bridgeport are heading to Shelton in early 2011 in a building owned by developer Robert Scinto. How many times have we heard this story? Shelton is a magnet for [...]
October 21st, 2010 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning
Rule number two, when the feds knock on your door, say lawyer. Robert Scinto, one of the region’s largest developers, entered a guilty plea today in federal court across the street from a building he developed on Lafayette Boulevard. His lawyer Jamie Cowdery, represented me in the Ganim case. Life goes on. From CT Post:
A Game Of Chicken? Plus, Guber Money Matters, But It’s Not The Only Thing, And Fedele’s Boughton Fountain
May 17th, 2010 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education, State Politics
More than 70 layoff slips for city teachers are poised and ready to go. Sucks to lose your job. But when you’re a BOE official stuck with a flatline budget there’s not much choice if the teachers’ union isn’t willing to negotiate concessions.
May 7th, 2010 · 51 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Say what you want about Susan Bysiewicz, she’s relentless. The day before a state judge cleared the way for Secretary of the State Bysiewicz to run for state attorney general she visited Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in his Madison Avenue restaurant to schmooze support.
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April 2nd, 2010 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, State Politics
In this weekend of resurrection, Mark Lauretti is feeling pretty good. He has endured story after story about the federal government accusing him of a bribery conspiracy with developer James Botti except the government hasn’t charged the Shelton mayor. Why? Because prosecutors don’t think the evidence is strong enough for a conviction against a public [...]
Judge Declares Mistrial On Lauretti-Related Botti Charges, Plus: Lowell Weicker’s Stones, Creative Coin And Pavia’s I-95
April 1st, 2010 · 33 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics
Afternoon Update: A federal jury in New Haven has convicted Shelton developer James Botti on one count of mail fraud but was deadlocked regarding the conspiracy and bribery charges relating to Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti who has not been charged in the case. The judge has declared a mistrial related to the Lauretti counts. The mail [...]