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Christine Hall

Thornridge fire 4

North Stamford home catches fire

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Update 9:45 a.m. The fire as put out, but the roof of the house was still smoldering about an hour after the blaze was called in by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the house. About 35 firefighters responded to the fire, and about eight engines. Deputy fire chief John Pritchard said about a […] [Read More]
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Mayor Martin's budget

Poll: Will you watch Stamford’s public hearing online?

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This year the city is live streaming the public hearing on the city’s budget on Tuesday evening. Assuming actually attending isn’t your cup of tea, will you tune in to hear what your fellow residents have to say? Take our poll below. Mayor David Martin has proposed a $530.8 million budget for the next fiscal […] [Read More]
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Stamford school bus crashes into house

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  Update 5:30 p.m. From Stanford Police Department: A 2004 IC Model RE School Bus registered to First Student, Incorporated at 124 Selleck Street Stamford and operated by Diana Morris-Scott age 35 of School Street Norwalk, CT was transporting students from Turn of River Middle School home following early dismissal. The school bus was traveling […] [Read More]
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Stamford 15-year-old arraigned in homicide

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A Stamford 15-year-old was arraigned early Tuesday afternoon for the stabbing murder of 52-year-old Antonio Muralles last week outside the McDonald’s on Bedford Street. In a fourth-floor courtroom at State Superior Court in Stamford, closed except to his immediate family, Marquest Hall was ordered held by Judge Richard Comerford in lieu of a $2 million […] [Read More]
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Stamford RBS trader pleads guilty in multimillion dollar fraud scheme

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A former trader at RBS in Stamford pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in a fraud scheme that cost its customers millions of dollars. Matthew Katke, 34, of New York City, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced in press release Wednesday evening. As part of […] [Read More]
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Stamford woman hurt by concrete falling from overpass

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A Stamford woman nearly lost an eye when a piece of concrete fell off an overpass on Interstate-95 in Westchester and crashed through the windshield of the car she was riding in, NBC Connecticut is reporting. Myra Flores had bits of glass and concrete blasted into her face when the concrete piece smashed through the […] [Read More]
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Poll: Should Stamford give up city leaf collection?

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A new city stormwater dumping law prohibits piling leaves up around storm drains, but that’s where they end up at collection time. Does it make sense to keep the leaf collection service going then? Would you be willing to give up leaf collection if it would save money on your tax bill? Take our poll, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Polls
Ramon Martinez-Urbina was charged with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle after allegedly hitting a skateboarder while allegedly driving a minivan Monday evening.

Stamford skateboarder badly injured in minivan crash

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Update 11:25 a.m. Tuesday Police say the 17-year-old skateboarder struck by a van driven by a drunk driver was transferred overnight from Stamford Hospital to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said he is trying to find out what condition the youth is in this morning. Police sources say that the driver of the van […] [Read More]
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The mayor's proposed 2015-2016 budget lays on the conference room table following Mayor David Martin's budget presentation to the press at the Stamford Government Center in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, March 9, 2015. His proposed budget carries a 3.81 percent tax increase.

Poll: Is Stamford mayor’s proposed tax hike fair?

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Stamford Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal released Monday night would raise property taxes 3.81 percent. Last year he proposed a budget that would have raised taxes 4.99 percent, and the city’s Board of Finance and Board of Representatives knocked that down to just under 3 percent. Is this year’s proposal fair? Take our poll below: [Read More]
Categories: General, Polls
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Stamford residents charged with abusing horses

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Police have arrested two residents on animal cruelty charges after their horses were found starving in a North Stamford barn near the end of January. Two young Appaloosa fillies had to be euthanized because they were in such bad health and three others have been put up for adoption by the Stamford Animal Control. A […] [Read More]
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