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6/19/09 Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate A group of Stamford High School seniors gather in the student parking lot after receiving their caps and gowns for Monday’s commencement ceremony. Monday is proving to be a busy day for the city’s graduates with AITE‘s ceremony at 1:00pm, Westhill High School at 4:00pm and Stamford High School at 6:00pm.
ABOVE: Car guys discuss the authenticity of paint schemes on a 1970 Dodge Dart in the Stop & Shop parking lot on West Main St. 6/17/2009 SEEN IN STAMFORD: I was heading over to Stop & Shop to pick up a couple of things I forgot to get at Shoprite on the way home from Read More
ABOVE: Gaquawn Henderson, Benjamin Jordan and Jeff Karbonic line up before the J.M. Wright Technical High School commencement. 6/16/2009 It remains to be seen if this will be the last commencement ceremony at Wright Tech as we know it, but today the kids are the story. As they lined up in the cafeteria for the Read More
6/11/09 Jumpers and trainers warm up in a ring at the 79th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show at Ox Ridge Hunt Club. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate This gloomy, dreary weather has left me too exhausted to come up with clever commentary on this assignment. Despite getting stuck in a muddy parking lot, nearly dropping my camera Read More
6/10/09 Willie Byrd greets passengers on his CTTransit bus route from Norwalk to Stamford. Byrd has been with the company for 15 years. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Advocate reporter Martin Cassidy and I rode the 8:10am bus out of the Stamford Transportation Center this morning for a story on the CTTransit proposed 40% fare hike. Due Read More
Nick Casinelli, owner of Connecticut Cigar Company, enjoys one of his specialties in the cigar lounge on Bank Street in downtown Stamford. Brian Defreese joins other members in the Connecticut Cigar Company lounge as they enjoy an evening of cigars, drinks and conversation. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate As I leaned against the bar in the Connecticut Cigar Read More
SEEN: A 55 Merc coupe. Dropped and chopped. 5/31/2009 Nice. –CP READ: Devon Lash’s story on the Wright Tech car show, and local reaction to Gov. Rell’s proposal to close the school.
Chris Preovolos/Stamford Advocate ABOVE: The Board Lords at Meera in Stamford. MEERA: TASTE OF INDIA, 227 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD The warm air of late spring, thick with cigarette smoke, wafted in and mingled with the residual aroma of curry at the Indian restaurant, Meera Friday night. But the heavy guitar riffs of the skate rock Read More
ABOVE: Patsy Fabricatore, 85, looks at family photos on the refrigerator in the home that he and his sweetheart, Rose Arena, 74, share. The two met late in life after both being widowed and have been together for 14 years. 5/28/2009 On Tuesday, staff reporter Devon Lash and I ventured out to Virgil Street on Read More
ABOVE: Fairfield Ludlowe’s Jonathan Servilla watches Westhill’s Stanley Paul’s home run sail over the right field fence at Westhill Tuesday. 5/26/2009 FCIAC tourney action. Yep, it’s that time of year already. Ludelowe’s Servilla made a decent attempt at scaling the right field fence, but it was a fruitless effort as Paul’s towering home run ended Read More