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Stamford police stretched thin for Alive@Five

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STAMFORD — More than 9,000 people crowded Columbus Park and the surounding downtown area for Thursday night’s Alive@Five concert featuring a trio of 1990s bands that stretched the city’s police force to its limit and has officials reevaluating how to handle the crowds. Stamford police Capt. Tom Wuennemann said additional officers had to be called […] [Read More]
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Madonna Badger remarries

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ABOVE: Madonna Badger and husband William Duke (Facebook photo) STAMFORD — Madonna Badger, who lost her three young children and parents in a 2011 Christmas morning fire at her home on Shippan Avenue, remarried in New York City Wednesday. “We did it!” Badger wrote on her Facebook page July 23. “Bill and I eloped today!” […] [Read More]
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Alive@Five draws huge crowd to downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — Columbus Park is filled to capacity and then some as a huge crowd has turned out for tonight’s Alive@Five concert featuring the Under the Sun tour with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Blues Traveler. The crowd extends beyond the park and has filled much of Main Street to Atlantic Street. To control the […] [Read More]

Animal shelter task force to hold public hearing

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The Animal Shelter Task Force, which was set up earlier this summer in the wake of the adoption scandal that resulted in the termination and arrest of former Animal Control Shelter Manager Laurie Hollywood, will hold a public hearing next month. Task Force Head Eileen Heaphy said at the end of today’s meeting that the […] [Read More]
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Stamford student receives scholarship from Connecticut Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees

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Joseph Aunce of Stamford was named a local recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Connecticut Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee program. This is the 10th year that the franchise has provided a total of $50,000 in local scholarships to 50 deserving high school seniors. Dunkin’ Donuts recently honored the scholarship recipients at an awards ceremony held […] [Read More]
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People’s United awards grant to mentor program

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People’s United Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to The Human Services Council’s Norwalk Mentor Program. Established in 1986, the Norwalk Mentor Program, in partnership with Norwalk Public Schools, matches students in grades K-12 with positive adult role models. In the past school year, the program has made 248 mentor/mentee matches and saw […] [Read More]
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Three rescued from sinking boat near Stamford Harbor

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The Stamford Marine Unit rescued three people in a sinking boat that was anchored off the west break wall just outside Stamford Harbor Wednesday afternoon, police said. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said a boat was anchored just outside the breakwater when a wave broke over the transom in the back of the boat that nearly swamped […] [Read More]
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Accused Norwalk robbers make not guilty pleas

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Two Bridgeport men accused of using a knife to rob a restaurant owner and his wife as they were making a deposit at a Norwalk bank two weeks ago made not guilty pleas to their robbery and assault charges at state Superior Court in Stamford Wednesday. The men, Kevin Banegas-Gomez, 18, and Rolando Garcia-Navarro, 24, […] [Read More]
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