Darien man arrested trying to sell gun in Stamford

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A Darien man, who hid a gun he was trying to sell in his spare tire, was arrested by Stamford police Tuesday afternoon after hearing an illegal gun sale was about to occur. Tristan Harris, 25, of Allen O’Neil Dr. in Noroton Heights, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, stealing a firearm, […] [Read More]
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Police bust two pot dealers in park

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Police watching a West Side park that nearby residents complain is a haven for pot dealers, busted two men just after the lunch hour on Friday for dealing marijuana. Alan Britt, 28, of Fairgate Dr. and Kyle Knight, 22, of nearby Spruce Street, were charged with sale of marijuana, conspiracy to sell marijuana, possession of […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s capital budget process starts tonight

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As if the city’s Planning Board did not have enough on its plate with the master plan update, the group will begin hearing capital budget requests tonight from various city departments and nonprofit agencies. Every year, the Planning Board is responsible for drafting the capital budget plan for the city. It will then go to […] [Read More]
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Man robbed with knife on Greyrock Place

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Police say a man walking his dog in downtown Stamford was robbed a knifepoint early Monday evening. Sgt. William Brevard said the 28-year-old man was walking behind the Bedford Street parking garage at about 7:15 p.m. when a man with a hoodie cinched around his face came up behind him with a knife and demanded […] [Read More]
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Where young people are moving

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On Monday, the New York Times Upshot blog ran a post about a recent report that tracks the movement of young college graduates. Overall, young people are much more likely to move, with an estimated million crossing state lines every year. The list of cities they are choosing to live in is a good economic […] [Read More]
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Mayor makes appointments to Stamford historic preservation commission

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Mayor David Martin announced this morning that he has picked eight people to the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Last year, Stamford voters elected to form the group as part of a Charter revision initiative. It has met monthly since April, advising the city’s Zoning Board on developments that affect historic structures and neighborhoods and working […] [Read More]

Stamford principal and asst. apply for diversionary program

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Rather than take charges accusing them of failing to properly report an alleged sexual relationship between a Stamford High School English teacher and her 18-year-old student to trial, Principal Donna Valentine and assistant Principal Roth Nordin have applied to participate in a court program for first-time offenders that will expunge the criminal charges against them. […] [Read More]
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Five childhood nostalgia picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

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This week’s picks for “Stamford in 101 objects” are from Michele Leigh Kulis, a 34-year-old Stamford resident who grew up in the city and is now raising her own children here. She initially tweeted me her list but I asked her to email me her selections with a brief explanation of why she picked them. […] [Read More]