Darryl Bonds, center. File photo.

55 years for Stamford Alcantara murderer

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The second and last defendant in Stamford’s 2009 robbery-murder of Denny Alcantara on Stillwater Avenue was sentenced to 55 years in jail Tuesday. Before Judge Gary White pronounced sentence, Darryl “Pretty D” Bonds, 25, was unrepentant through the end. Telling White, who presided over his trial and that of his co-defendant Tyrone Tarver, that he […] [Read More]
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Advocate editor’s five picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

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John Breunig, the editorial page editor of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, this week submitted his five picks for “Stamford in 101 objects,” a project inspired by the book “A History of New York in 101 objects” by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts. Last week, I kicked off the list with my own five […] [Read More]

Public meeting on Stamford master plan draft Oct. 7

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There will be a public meeting  on the Stamford master plan draft 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Learn about the direction of Stamford development and how it might impact your neighborhood.  There will be an opportunity for you to express your opinion. [Read More]
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Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

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The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all proceeds up to $1 million and 0.5 percent for all revenue over that sum. The plan has been opposed by Realtors […] [Read More]
Officer Joseph Steyer on the left and Sgt. Tom Wolff holding three of the 48 guns that have been turned over by the public during the department's three gun buyback events this year. At the last event on Saturday, the public turned over three pistols, three revolvers, four rifles and six shotguns for gift certificates ranging from $75 to $150.

Stamford gun buy back effort attracting guns

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During the Stamford police department’s gun buyback event on Saturday, the public turned over 16 unwanted guns and picked up gift certificates worth between $75 and $150. During the department’s three events this year, police have collected 48 firearms and are on pace to beat last year’s total of 67 guns turned over to police, […] [Read More]
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Downtown Street Seats auction Oct. 8

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Stamford Downtown will be auctioning off its Stamford Downtown’s Street Seats 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Seven Landmark Square, 101 Broad St. Forty originally designed wooden benches, painted and embellished by 33 accomplished artists from the region, will be available for bidding. The auctioneer will be Bobby Valentine. The party is open to the public […] [Read More]
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Organ concert at St. John’s Lutheran Oct. 5

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St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold  a concert featuring virtuoso organist Thomas Dahl, cantor of Hamburg’s St. Peter’s Church at 4 p.m. Sunday at 884 Newfield Ave. Dahl’s program will include early baroque to the romantic eras with works by Jacob Praetorius, Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms. Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Fantasia and Fugue in […] [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Have you seen this brightly painted gate in your travels? [Read More]