Greenwich sex abuse trial begins with victim testimony

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The Stamford trial of former Greenwich resident Ronald Joseph began Tuesday with the hours long testimony a 23-year-old girl who said had been sexually assaulted by Joseph for years since she was about eight years old. The woman, whose name is not being disclosed by The Advocate to protect her identity, said Joseph, 52, began […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps committees meet tonight

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Education and Operations Committees will meet tonight. The Education Committee will convene for the monthly Student Advisory Council meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room on the fourth floor of the Government Center (agenda). The Operations Committee will consider two review items, including a gas pipeline […] [Read More]
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Turn of River votes to settle suit with city

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STAMFORD — The Turn of River volunteer fire department’s membership voted Tuesday night to settle its year-old lawsuit with the city. In November 2012, Stamford residents voted by a two-thirds margin to consolidate the city’s career and volunteer fire departments into one organization overseen by a single fire chief. But three volunteer departments — including […] [Read More]
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Volunteer agree to single fire department in Stamford

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Four months after a Stamford judge turned away a constitutional challenge against the creation of a single Stamford fire department that combines both paid and volunteer firefighters, the last volunteer holdout has signed onto the plan. Last night volunteer members of Turn of River Fire Department voted unanimously to become a part of the consolidated […] [Read More]
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Waterside property acquired by BLT for potential boatyard.

Poll: Will we actually get a new boatyard on the Southfield Avenue?

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The South End developer BLT announced last week that it has bought a piece of land on Southfield Avenue where it hopes to build a boatyard to replace the one it illegally tore down. After the public outcry that sank BLT’s attempt to put in a boatyard on Magee Avenue, does this attempt at a […] [Read More]
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Fatima Shama to keynote Neighbors Link benefit

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ABOVE: Students practice English at Neighbors Link on the West Side STAMFORD — Fatima Shama, the former New York City Commissioner of Immigrants Affairs, will keynote a breakfast benefit for the West Side nonprofit Neighbors Link next month. Neighbors Link, which opened in 2011, provides free services aimed at helping immigrants assimilate into the community […] [Read More]
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Ferguson Library’s Book & Author Tea event May 8

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STAMFORD–The Ferguson Library’s Book & Author Tea event will feature Barbara Taylor Bradford at 2 p.m.  May 8 in the library’s third Floor auditorium, Bedford and Broad Streets. Bradford will discuss her latest book, “Cavendon Hall,” an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are […] [Read More]
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Mayapple Center teacher wins Pulitzer

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The Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities in Stamford would like to congratulate faculty member Vijay Seshadri on winning the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry this year. He was recognized for his book, “3 Sections!” Seshadri, who was born in India and raised in Columbus, Ohio,  will be teaching a writing course this summer at […] [Read More]
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