Arrest made in Stamford McDonalds assault

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Tips from readers helped police find a man who was caught on camera attacking a  McDonald’s worker in mid-October, police say. Stamford police said leads gathered from the public helped them apprehend Devante Derisier, who they charged with third-degree assault and criminal trespass. He was held over the weekend in lieu of a $5,000 court […] [Read More]
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Plea deal made to Stamford teacher in sex affair

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A Stamford High School English teacher accused of carrying on an ongoing sex affair with one of her students, will spend at least nine months in jail if she accepts a plea agreement offered by a Stamford state prosecutor Friday. At a hearing at state Superior Court in Stamford, Norwalk resident Danielle Watkins stood silently […] [Read More]
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Man mugged in Stamford’s South End

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A city man was mugged by four men while getting into his car in Stamford’s South End late Thursday afternoon, police said. Sgt. Christopher Weed said a 42-year-old man was getting into his parked car in front of 34 Berkeley St. at about 5:45 p.m., when four men came up behind him and began beating […] [Read More]
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New York man arrested for bringing pot to Stamford

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An inside tip to Stamford police led to the arrest of a Bronx man who was bringing a fresh supply of marijuana to a Stamford dealer late Thursday night, police said. Givonni Fiore, 27, of Mulford Avenue in the Bronx, was charged with possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, sale of a controlled […] [Read More]
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Stamford son arrested for assaulting mother

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A Stamford man was arrested by police for assaulting his mother on Wednesday. Vincent Romeo, 45, of  Barmore Drive West, was charged with third-degree strangulation and third-degree assault of a victim over 60 years old. Police Sgt. William Brevard said police were called to Romeo’s home by his 75-year-old mother who said the two got […] [Read More]
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Got guns? Stamford police have gift cards

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On Saturday, the Stamford police department will hold its fifth gun buyback of the year. The program offers individuals an opportunity to turn in firearms or other dangerous weapons to the police, who will properly dispose of it. So far this year, the department has collected 60 firearms, which include 4 assault weapons. Individuals turning […] [Read More]
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Zoning proposal for Stamford train station set for public hearing on Monday

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After being postponed on Oct. 27 because of a legal objection, a proposal to create a special zoning requirement for development around the city’s train station is set to have a public hearing Monday. The proposed zoning amendment, which was authored by the Zoning Board, is an attempt to exert influence on the redevelopment of […] [Read More]

From the archives: Opening day at Stamford Town Center mall

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As part of research for a story I’m working on about the city’s downtown mall, I’ve been digging into The Advocate’s rich archives, which in newspaper parlance is aptly called the “morgue.” It brought me this gem of a story written by Advocate Staff Writer Chris Janis and published on Mar. 13, 1982. Here is […] [Read More]
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