Friday, February 24, 2012

Correction: Derby dog vote

The Derby Board of Aldermen voted 7-1 Thursday night in favor of creating an ordinance that will ban dogs from the popular recreational walkway on Division Street. An early version of the story on incorrectly reported the alderman who cast the dissenting vote. It was cast by Alderman Carmen DiCenso, not Alderman Arthur Gerckens.Link

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What's in a name? A whole lot

A story that ran on the New Haven Register website Wednesday incorrectly reported the source of a quote about the death penalty. The quote should have been attributed to state Rep. David K. Labriola, R-Naugatuck, a member of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee.

The initially version had attributed the quote to the chairman of the state’s Republican party, Jerry Labriola. He, however, does not take positions on bills currently before the legislature for approval.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Correction: Electronic monitoring continues for East Haven officer

Federal Magistrate Holly B. Fitzsimmons ruled Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport that Jason Zullo, one of four East Haven police officers arrested Jan. 24 for allegedly violating the civil rights of Latinos, may leave home between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. But she did not lift an order requiring electronic monitoring while he's in his home. Stories published Tuesday and Wednesday on the Register website incorrectly described her ruling.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wrong district, wrong race too

A headline in the New Haven Register and the same story online incorrectly listed the race in which Sylvester Salcedo is running. He is a candidate for the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut.

The new headline says online: Connecticut Senate candidate Sylvester Salcedo taking road trip to Mexico to protest war on drugs.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Correction: Charges against East Haven police officers

A story Friday about a motion by the attorney for one of four East Haven police officers arrested on Jan. 24 incorrectly listed the charges against Sgt. John Miller and Officers Dennis Spaulding, David Cari and Jason Zullo. The charges are as follows:
Each of the four defendants is charged with one count of conspiracy against rights, which carries a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
Miller, Spaulding and Zullo also are charged with one count of use of unreasonable force by a law enforcement officer, which carries a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
Spaulding also is charged with two counts and Cari also is charged with one count of deprivation of rights for allegedly making arrests without probable cause. Each of these counts carries a maximum prison term of one year and a fine of up to $100,000.
In addition, Spaulding is charged with two counts and Cari is charged with one count of obstruction of a federal investigation for allegedly preparing false reports to justify the alleged false arrests. Each of these counts carries a maximum prison of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Reading the wrong

A recent story about R.J. Julia Booksellers owner Roxanne Coady announcing she plans to sell R.J. Julia Booksellers incorrectly reported the status of Read to Grow, of which Coady is chairwoman.
Read to Grow is a non profit organization that partners with hospitals "to provide new books and literacy information to all families on maternity units to promote early literacy, currently in 11 hospitals and serving 53 percent of all Connecticut births."
In a statement, Read to Grow also said, "Through a separate program, Read to Grow provides gently used books to children who need them anywhere in the state."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Correction: How Hep C is transmitted

Thursday’s article “Even in sickness, EMT from West Haven strives to help others,” misstated how Hepatitis C is transmitted. According to Centers for Disease Control, Hepatitis C spreads through exposure to infected blood, and much less frequently through occupational, perinatal, and sexual exposures.Link