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Five injured in Stamford shooting captured on video

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Five people were shot early Sunday morning outside a downtown Stamford nightclub in a wild scene captured on video. None of the injuries was life threatening, police said. A suspect was quickly identified and arrested. The shooting took place in Columbus Park outside Tino’s Nightclub just after 1:30 a.m. as the streets were filling with […] [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of a door with a doozy of a first step somewhere in the city. What's your guess?

Where is this in Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of a door with a doozy of a first step somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? [Read More]

Poll: Are dogs from Stamford’s shelter safe?

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The former manager of the city’s animal shelter was recently fired and then criminally charged in connection with allowing dangerous dogs to be adopted, even when they were brought back after biting their adoptive owners. What do you think? Take our poll: Advocate animal control shelter coverage: Stamford dog shelter manager fired after dog bites […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart Academy

Poll: Should Stamford buy the former Sacred Heart Academy?

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Stamford Mayor David Martin’s administration is moving fast to spend up to $65 million to acquire, modernize, and expand the former Sacred Heart Academy property on Strawberry Hill Avenue. Now the Board of Education is saying it would cost at least $80 million. What do you think? Take our poll:   [Read More]
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Does Stamford have enough CVS pharmacies yet?

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With the recent opening of a new CVS in Glenbrook, Stamford now has six of the pharmacies, plus another two on the way. Do we need this many? The more the better? What do you think? Take our poll below. [Read More]
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Shooting

Police: Victim targeted in South End homicide

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STAMFORD — Police are searching for the gunman who walked up behind a 46-year-old man in the city’s South End Thursday night and callously fired a single shot to the back of his head at close range. “The victim was definitely targeted,” said Lt. Diedrich Hohn, head of the Stamford Police Department’s Detective Bureau. The […] [Read More]

Escaped sex offender found in Stamford

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A registered sex offender who officials said has “violent tendencies,” was found in Stamford this week after escaping from Connecticut Valley Hospital, a public mental health facility in Middletown, according to a report by the Middletown Press. A spokeswoman from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said Tuesday that Stamford Police assisted Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Memorial Day Woodland Cemetery

Stamford remembers Civil War dead

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Stamford resident Ron Kuzlik sent this photo of Silvana Quinete placing an American flag on the grave of Civil War Veteran Edward C. Lockwood at Woodland Cemetery in Stamford this weekend. Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and other patriotic and civic organizations honored local Veterans from the past […] [Read More]
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Poll: Is the city’s new tax rate fair?

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The Board of Finance voted Tuesday to increase the property tax rate 3 percent for the 2014-15 budget year. Your exact tax rate depends on which taxing district you live in, ranging from 2.99 to 3.12. What do you think? Did they get it right this year? Take our poll below. Read the article: Stamford […] [Read More]
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Retired Stamford fire boat can be yours… place your bid now

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The city is auctioning off its retired firefighting boat, having replaced it with a more up-to-date boat that can detect various types of bombs, in addition to the usual equipment for rescues and fires. The old boat still runs fine, but with homeland security funds available to pay for the new boat, the replacement made […] [Read More]
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