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Greenwich police officer charged with Medicaid fraud

Aug. 9, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Greenwich police officer has been charged with Medicaid fraud. State prosecutors say 45-year-old Michael Mastronardi, of Shelton, was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say he billed Medicaid for work as a personal care assistant between April 2014 and April 2019, including time when...

Connecticut art museums work to break down barriers

Aug. 7, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut museums are trying to break free of seeming aloof and engage with their local communities, starting with free admission for those who receive food stamps. Museums nationwide are trying to knock down barriers to cultural institutions, particularly art museums. Oft-cited...

Feds: Woman pleads guilty in fraudulent real estate scheme

Jul. 11, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has pleaded guilty in what federal prosecutors say was a $10.3 million real estate scheme that defrauded investors, including friends and family members. The U.S. Attorney's office says 44-year-old Monique Brady, of East Greenwich, entered guilty pleas Thursday...

The story behind Greenwich's long and windy roads

Jul. 8, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Any driver who has spent time on the back roads of Greenwich must surely have had a moment, somewhere along an S-curve marked with a 15-m.p.h. speed limit sign, wondering: What were they thinking when they built this? Blind spots, sharp descents, narrow lanes framed by stone walls...

Author revisits most spectacular bank robbery in US history

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The beige and brown houses blended into the sand and dirt of the Inland Empire as Ridgefield resident Peter Houlahan drove his car from Norco, Calif., toward the foothills into which the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department shooting range is nestled. He passed the town center sign,...

Students create, explore new worlds through virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Devyn Lyons wields the controller as if she grasps a wand, twirling it in the air and imagining sparks flying from it, as if she were a character in a Harry Potter movie. The device she holds emits no such spurts of light and color in the world of her art classroom at North Street...