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Christine Hall

Stamford prepares for another winter storm

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The city of Stamford warned residents to stay home Sunday evening and Monday as a large storm system approached the area. The Emergency Operations Center was monitoring the storm, statement from the mayor’s office said Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service winter storm warning was scheduled to take effect at 7 p.m. Sunday and remain […] [Read More]
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Annapolis family suffers fire similar to Stamford’s 2011 Christmas Eve fire

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In a heartbreaking repeat of Stamford’s 2011 Christmas Eve fire that killed Madonna Badger’s parents and children, an Annapolis couple and four of their grandchildren were confirmed dead in a Jan. 19 fire caused by an electrical problem and a dry Christmas tree, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Don and Sandra Pyle, along with four […] [Read More]
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Stamford reminds city to shovel sidewalks

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The city sent out a reminder to businesses and residents that they are required by law to clear the sidewalks in front of their establishments and resident within 12 hours after the end of snowfall. “Many residents depend on our sidewalks for travel, including school children and seniors, and clearing them for safe passage is […] [Read More]
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What to do while you’re stuck inside? Check out blizzards of the past

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UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. What now? Entertainment, cabin fever avoidance Now that we’re all hunkered down inside, or should be, you can pass some time by looking at how Stamford has weathered prior blizzards. The Ferguson Library website has a number of possibilities: The anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1978 is next week. Read about […] [Read More]
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Stamford cops hold DUI checkpoint Saturday night

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Stamford police will set up a drunk driving checkpoint on High Ridge Road at Square Acre Drive Saturday night, a public notice published Saturday announced. Police will set up the checkpoint at 11 p.m. and continue stopping drivers for several into Sunday morning. [Read More]
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Stamford police officer Silas Redd, Sr. in 2011.

Police Officer Silas Redd Sr. arrested in Stamford

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Silas Redd Sr., of Norwalk, was arrested in connection with a domestic dispute, according to court records. Redd is a Stamford police officer who heads up the department’s youth bureau Truancy/At Risk Intervention Program (TARIP), which seeks to keep youth who run afoul of the law out of the criminal justice system. Court documents show […] [Read More]
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Stamford police video shows car break-in suspects

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Stamford police posted a video of two suspects breaking into a parking area of 200 Broad St. and are asking the public for help in identifying them. The young men’s faces are clearly visible in the video, seemingly smiling at the camera. Police said there was a rash of burglaries from cars at that address, […] [Read More]
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Poll: Should Stamford accept $25K gift to hire mayor’s assistant?

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City representatives opted to punt Monday rather than decide whether to accept a $25,000 gift from developer Richard Freedman to pay for a special assistant to the mayor. Members voiced concerns about the appearance of a conflict of interest. Do you think the city should accept the gift? Take our poll below. Read more about […] [Read More]
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Stamford cop hit by drunk driver

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A police officer directing traffic at a Hope Street car crash early New Year’s Day was hit by a drunk driver and sustained minor injuries, Stamford police announced Thursday. The first crash was caused by a drunk 14-year-old boy who took his parent’s car without their permission and crashed it into a telephone pole at […] [Read More]
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Stamford police chief addresses NYPD cop deaths

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Stamford Police Chief Jon Fontneau released a statement Tuesday addressing the Saturday shooting deaths of two New York City Police Department officers. “Quite frankly, the troubling reality is that today throughout our great country law enforcement officers are being targeted just for wearing the uniform,” Fontneau’s statement reads, referring to the deaths of of New […] [Read More]
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