Latest Waterbury Republican-American Stories

2008-07-18 18:00:33

By Marc Silvestrini, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn. Jul. 17--A federal court has appointed a consultant to distribute the assets of an abandoned 401(k) plan established by a defunct Waterbury construction company, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday. U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut appointed Pension Consultants Inc. of Farmington as the independent fiduciary for the VA Construction LLC 401(k) Plan, an employee benefit plan sponsored by VA...

2008-05-07 15:01:03

By Marc Silvestrini, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn. May 6--WATERBURY, Conn. -- The board of directors of Saint Mary's Hospital has appointed a man with nearly 30 years of senior-level hospital administration experience as its interim president and chief executive officer. William Casey, of Wilmington, N.C., has been hired to succeed Robert P. Ritz as the hospital's chief administrator, said Joseph T. Connolly, a hospital spokesman. Ritz, the seventh president in the...

2007-03-28 18:00:11

By David Krechevsky, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn. Mar. 27--A Cheshire, Conn., pharmaceutical company has set the price for a new drug to treat a rare blood disorder at more than $389,000 a year. Despite the hefty price for the new drug, trade-named Soliris, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is determined to make the drug available to anyone who needs it. It plans to help needy patients find financial aid, either from insurance companies or other sources, and is setting up its own...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.