AmeriCares Responds to West Africa Ebola outbreak

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AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to West Africa for the worsening Ebola outbreak, including personal protective equipment for health workers that offers the only line of defense against the deadly virus. More than 700 people have died from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the first fatality was recently reported in […] [Read More]
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The Stamford, Conn. animal control shelter on Magee Avenue on Friday January 24, 2013

Stamford Animal Control Task Force to host public hearing Tuesday

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Stamford’s Animal Control Task Force will host a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 5, allowing members of the public a chance to voice their opinions on the future of the city’s pound. “We want a chance to get input from everyone,” task force chairwoman Eileen Heaphy said Thursday, adding that she hopes people who speak […] [Read More]
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Stamford Wine Opener toasts for a cure

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On September 4, 2014, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the Stamford Wine Opener at The Hilton Stamford Hotel, One First Stamford Place, from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. Created for wine lovers and foodies alike, the Stamford Wine Opener boasts an unlimited sampling of approximately 30 wines and small plate tastings from 10 of Fairfield County’s […] [Read More]
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Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

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STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]

Stamford police looking for many good men and women

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STAMFORD-The city’s police department is on a hiring drive, looking for up to 700 applicants to fill 20 or more police officer positions over the next two years. Capt. Elizabeth Erickson is heading up the effort while visiting area churches, job fairs and Alive@5 to get the word out that the department is hiring. Erickson […] [Read More]
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Charges wiped away for Stamford substitute teacher

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A former substitute music teacher employed by both the Stamford and Greenwich school districts who police say was caught masturbating in a school hallway earlier this year was granted a court diversionary program for people with psychiatric disorders Wednesday that will expunge his criminal charges if he stays out of trouble for the next two years. […] [Read More]
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Rising needs at Stamford area soup kitchens and pantries

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Despite recent reports that the economy is strengthening, here in South Western Connecticut, there are still a lot of families struggling. The Lower Fairfield County Food Bank reported Wednesday it saw a 16 percent increase in the total pound of food delivered compared to a year ago. The LFC Food Bank, based in Stamford, provides […] [Read More]
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Parking at the Government Center will be worse than usual this August

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STAMFORD — Navigating city hall’s dark, cramped and overcrowded parking garage will be even more unpleasant than usual for the next six weeks. The Government Center’s parking garage will undergo extensive repairs Aug. 2 – Sept. 8, according to the mayor’s office. Parking will be restricted to only the first floor of the four-level garage […] [Read More]
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