ABOVE: Former Mayor Michael Pavia swore in Board of Finance Democrats Mary Lou Rinaldi and John Louizos after the 2011 municipal election. (THE ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — The Board of Finance will meet for the first time since the November election Thursday night. Three new members will be joining the board: Republican Sal Gabriele and Democrats Read More
DARIEN— Help is needed placing more than 1,000 wreaths at the headstones of fallen veterans noon Saturday at the Connecticut Veterans Cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery on Hecker Avenue. Assistance is sought for both transporting wreaths to the cemetery as well as placing them. The wreath placement is an extension of the Wreaths Across America’s Read More
Stamford police are hosting a gun buy back event this Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Stamford Police Department. The buy back, which seeks to clear the city of unwanted guns, comes on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The police department has hosted several buy back events Read More
Connecticut New Haven Line riders will be hit with a five percent fare increase in January, the Department of Transportation announced yesterday, part of a 12.4 percent fare increase that has been instituted over the past three years.
Starwood Hotels, the hotel chain based in Stamford that includes properties like the Westin, Sheraton, W and others, is among the first major hotel chains to tap the possibilities presented by Instagram when marketing its locations. Check out this report, released by the hotel chain earlier today: Guests of Starwood’s more than 1,150 hotels capture Read More
Community activists are putting the wheels in motion to host another annual installment of Stamford’s Day of Service during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. The service day is modeled after a pledge made in 2009 by President Barack Obama, according to Stamford community activist Trish Williams. In a written release, Williams explained: “In January Read More
ABOVE: Lower Fairfield County Regional Action Council volunteers passed out information during a health fair for day laborers in 2008. (THE ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — The Lower Fairfield County Regional Action Council (LFC-RAC) is hosting a legislative breakfast next week. Elected officials from Stamford, Greenwich and Darien are invited to discuss legislation affecting mental health, suicide Read More
STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives is considering several changes to its rules of order, from prohibiting cell phones in meetings to formalizing the leadership’s meeting with Stamford’s mayor. The leadership subject has been the source of controversy in recent years, most recently causing confusion when Mayor David Martin unsuccessfully attempted to participated in Read More