Realtors oppose Stamford tax on $1 million sales

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STAMFORD — Realtors came out to oppose a plan to jack up the conveyance tax on home sales above $1 million. “This tax adds insults to injury to taxpayers who were hurt by the housing downturn,” said Thaddea Sheridan, president of the Stamford Board of Realtors, as she explained the real estate market has still […] [Read More]
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Strangle murder suspect makes not guilty plea in Stamford

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A Norwalk man charged with strangling his long-time girlfriend to death made a not guilty plea to a murder charge at his first appearance at the Stamford courthouse on Monday. Bertony Thompson, 44, of 41 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk, briefly appeared with his new attorney Alan Williams in a fourth-floor courtroom and made the plea at […] [Read More]
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4 Stamford boys picked up in Carolina Road attempted break-in

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Police cited four Stamford boys age 11-14 for trying to break into an West Side home on Sunday afternoon. Sgt. Kelly Connelly Officers were sent to the Carolina Road home on a report of four boys trying to get into the home. When a cruiser arrived at the house, the four ran off. But police […] [Read More]
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Tires slashed in Stamford on Stillwater Avenue

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Police say 13 residents on the 1100 block of Stillwater Avenue and nearby side streets reported their tires slashed sometime Saturday morning. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said that the complainants said the tires on their cars were slashed while their cars were parked in their driveways. Connelly said police have not arrested a suspect in the […] [Read More]
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Arthur Battle. Photo: Stamford Police Department

Sleeping driver found with loaded gun in Stamford

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A Hamden man with a loaded gun in his glove box was found early Sunday morning apparently passed out, slumped over the wheel of his idling car still in gear, headed in the wrong direction with his foot pressing on the brake to keep the car from rolling down the street. The man, Arthur Battle, […] [Read More]
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Zoning roundup: Waterside housing project and Charter Oak

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The Zoning Board is set to finally hold public hearings tonight on two major housing developments, one being a continuation from last week. Waterside project hearing continued Belpointe Capital is proposing to build 109 apartment units at 112 Southfield Ave., a property formerly known as the Marshall’s Trucking property. Set upon 3 acres, the project […] [Read More]
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Altered lottery tickets sold in Norwalk, Bridgeport

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Scratch-off lottery tickets, altered to appear to be winning tickets worth up to $20,000 have been sold in the area for 10 percent or less of their purported value, officials said. The tickets, sold in Bridgeport and Norwalk, in fact have no value at all, said Commissioner William M. Rubenstein of the state Department of Consumer […] [Read More]
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‘Compadre Huashayo’ premiere/fundraiser Oct. 20

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INTAKE Organization will host at the premiere of  the documentary, “Compadre Huashayo”  7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave.  The documentary is about Grammy award-winning composer,  Gabriela Lena Frank who takes a traditional western composition and arranges it for traditional Latin American instruments. The film has recently been selected for national […] [Read More]
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