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Answering Dr. King’s Call to Action

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Watching the unspeakable suffering the Haitian people are experiencing this week due to the earthquake, I’m reminded of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his Letter from Birmingham Jail.  He wrote, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” The outpouring of humanitarian efforts […] [Read More]
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Happy Holidays!

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During this holiday season, it’s easy to get lost in the bustle of planning, traffic and shopping, and all too often, we forget about what’s most important.  The former Director of Legal Affairs for Stamford and a dear personal friend of mine whose son is stationed in Afghanistan wrote this essay, which was published on […] [Read More]
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Mill River

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For over 350 years the Mill River has been controlled by a series of dams, and on Monday, my last day in office, the river ran unencumbered along its natural riverbed for the first time in centuries. The restoration of a large natural riverbed in the heart of an urban center is almost unprecedented, and […] [Read More]
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We have accomplished much together

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At the end of my 14-year administration, I’ve had ample opportunity to reflect back on my time as Stamford’s mayor. It’s been an honor and privilege; an experience that I will always look back on with great fondness, appreciation, and a deep sense of pride over what we’ve been able to accomplish together. When I […] [Read More]
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Scofieldtown Area Remediation Task Force

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Yesterday, I announced today the creation of a new Scofieldtown Area Remediation Task Force to provide guidance to City boards, commissions, and administration in dealing with the problems presented by contamination in and around the former Scofieldtown dump. I am establishing this ad hoc task force because it is clear that this issue will require […] [Read More]
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Stamford Ends the Year with a Surplus

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This week, I announced that the City of Stamford has posted a general fund operating year end surplus for fiscal year 2008-2009 of $1.3 million. The 2008-09 operating surplus represents approximately .3% of the City’s general fund revenue for the year. I am very pleased that the City has ended the year with a modest […] [Read More]
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WPCA to hold Open House

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This morning, the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) announced that they will hold an Open House and Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 29 to discuss the Waste-to-Energy Project.  The Open House will run from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00, followed by a special meeting of the WPCA Board of Directors at 6:00 p.m.  It will be […] [Read More]
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Farms Road Bridge

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This morning, I announced that construction of the Replacement of the Farms Road Bridge over the East Branch of the Mianus River is completed.  This project is the culmination of many years of design and environmental permitting and 16 months of construction.  Input from the meetings held both formally with the public and informally with the […] [Read More]
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