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One dead, two hurt after car accident in Norwalk

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One person has been killed and two others were hurt after being struck by a vehicle on Woodward Avenue Friday night. Arriving officers found three victims at the scene. All three were transported to the Norwalk Hospital. One of the victims has succumbed to their injuries. The other two sustained non life threatening injuries. The […] [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]
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Stamford police make arrest in theft from autistic man

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On the same day that police gave over $1,300 in donations to a severely autistic man who had $100 in birthday money taken from him by a fast-talking thief nearly one week ago, police said they have charged a suspect with second-degree larceny. Police say tips called in by the public after police released a […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s police department through the years

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Electrical explosions halt roadwork in Stamford. Photo: Christine Hall/Stamford Advocate.

Stamford electrical explosion halts road construction

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Several electrical explosions in the area of East Main Street – the Post Road in that section of Stamford – and Lockwood Avenue brought a heavy fire department response late Friday morning. No injuries were reported. The explosions apparently were caused by a backhoe working on the Urban Transitway project in that area pulled up […] [Read More]
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Stamford man pleads guilty to stealing $191,000 from investors

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Michael Lombardo Jr., 38, of Stamford, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to bilking clients of the Westport financial services company he worked for of $191,069 over the course of a little more than two years, the U.S. Attorney’s offiice announced late Thursday. Lombardo’s role at the company was to advise clients on their retirement […] [Read More]
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Poll: Does a hot drink cool you down faster on a steamy day?

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Here in New England you run across Yankees who claim that a hot cup of tea or coffee cools you down faster on a steamy day than a cold drink. Are you one of them? Take our poll:   [Read More]
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Stamford JCC Run-Walk attracts crowd despite heat

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Stamford’s Jewish Community center’s seventh-annual Run-Walk Family Day attracted several hundred runners Monday, despite the heat and humidity. Among the runners were Stamford residents Keren Gershon, who took first place in the 5K race, Shanna Miller, who took first place in the 10K, and Vanessa Thorne Moors, who took second place in the 5K. The […] [Read More]
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A postcard for Hepton's Tea and Coffee company in Stamford, undated. Public records show it was located at 530 Main St., and and that Isaac M. Scofield bought in 1910 and immediately sold it to Lela Gulick of New York.

Postcards from Stamford’s past

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Here’s another postcard we found on eBay, of an advertisement for the Hepton’s Tea and Coffee company. We hadn’t heard of Hepton’s. A 1913 edition of a trade publication titled Coffee and Tea Industries and the Flavors Field, found on Google Books, states that Isaac M. Scofield bought Hepton Tea and Coffee Company of 530 […] [Read More]

Shooting at Stamford’s Cummings Park

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A city man was shot in the leg at Cummings Park early Saturday morning following an altercation, according to Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn. The disturbance occurred at about 12:15 a.m., during which several women began fighting, Hohn said. At that point a shot was heard, and a 35-year-old Stamford man was hit in the […] [Read More]
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