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Choppy Water For Port Authority; Smoother Sailing For State Pier

In New London, Democratic mayor Michael Passero returns for a second four-year term, beating out both GOP and Green Party candidates.
Harriet Jones
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Connecticut Public Radio

This hour, the expansion of State Pier in New London advanced with Friday's announcement of an agreement between the city and two companies taking part in the project.

But at the same time, the quasi-public state agency overseeing the project faces ongoing scrutiny.

The latest issue under investigation: the Connecticut Port Authority’s half-million-dollar payment to a company with ties to a former authority board member.

Guests:

Michael Passero -- New London Mayor 

John Henshaw -- Connecticut Port Authority Executive Director 

David Collins -- Day of New London Columnist 

Carmen Baskauf and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Matt Dwyer is a producer for Where We Live and a reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department.

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