Posts Tagged ‘ ethics ’

Editorial: Are we doomed to repeat it?

February 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

When the Town Council decided to reimburse Tom Lombardi for his legal expenses with the recent ethics complaint, it finally put to rest the issue. Now is the time to revisit our code of ethics, armed with the lessons learned from this botched investigation, and try to avoid a repeat performance. When Southington enacted its…

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Letter: PZC candidate speaks out about ethics violation

September 26, 2015
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To the editor: I am writing to you in disgust over the news that one of our town councilors was found in violation of our ethics code. Before I get into my disappointment let me disclose that I am running for the Planning and Zoning Commission in November. I would also like to disclose that…

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Board rules a violation of code of ethics with solar project

September 17, 2015
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Southington Democratic Town Committee Chair Edward Rosenblatt cross examines Town Councilor Tom Lombardi during the ethics hearing on Sept. 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In a 3-1 decision, the Board of Ethics decided Tuesday that “there was a breach of the Southington Code of Ethics” involving Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R.) The majority opinion, issued by members of the board Craig Simms (D), Philip Pomposi (D), and James Sinclair (R) concluded that Lombardi presented a conflict…

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Board dismisses ethics complaints against councilors

June 12, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Ethics has dismissed ethics complaints against two Democratic Town Councilors. During the Town Council vote on the Board of Education budget allotment last month, resident Art Cyr publicly declared that he was going to file ethics complaints against Councilors John Barry and Chris Palmieri for conflict of interest.…

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