Five Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

Five nursing homes were fined by the state Department of Public Health for lapses in care that resulted in harm to residents. An inspection at Paradigm Healthcare Center of West Haven resulted in a $2,460 fine, after a resident used a pocketknife to self-inflict a laceration to the side of his or her neck on Feb. 2. The resident was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for the laceration and suicidal ideation. A review of resident care records found that a nurse noted on Feb.

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The cooler, beer and Gatorade recovered by investigators.

Candlewood: #1 In Lake Boating Accidents

On July 19, 2008, three friends spent nearly three hours at a waterfront bar on Candlewood Lake in western Connecticut before climbing into a 365-horsepower Formula speedboat for a ride home.

Just before 1 a.m., the speedboat driven by Richard Layton Jr. of New Milford collided with an 18-foot Triton bass boat carrying two fishermen, according to state investigators. Layton, 33, and a passenger, Jason Wanat, 29, of West Redding, died in the crash, and another passenger, Kevin Sullivan of Bridgewater, was critically injured. The two fishermen escaped serious injury.

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