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Daniel Tepfer

Judge throws out sex lawsuit against Stamford ed board

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BRIDGEPORT — A Superior Court judge Wednesday threw out a lawsuit against the Stamford Board of Education accusing it of turning a blind eye to allegations that a former Stamford public school gym teacher repeatedly sexually assaulted a young boy in his school office in the 1970s. In a 9-page decision, Judge Michael Kamp ruled […] [Read More]
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Man arrested in string of gym thefts

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MONROE – Police have arrested a New Haven man they say is responsible for a series of smash and grab burglaries from cars parked outside fitness gyms from North Haven to Greenwich. Trevor Murphy, 26, of New Haven, was charged with fifth-degree larceny, credit card theft and criminal mischief for the burglary of a car […] [Read More]
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Lawsuit: Stamford teacher abused boys

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BRIDGEPORT – A second lawsuit was filed Thursday claiming Stamford school officials failed to protect children from being abused by a public school gym teacher in the 1970s. The latest lawsuit, filed in Superior Court here, brings to seven the number of men who claim they were abused by the same teacher, Robert Martinez when […] [Read More]
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Stamford Police Officer Gregory Zach, center, was placed on probationary employment status for 18 months and faces additional disciplinary actions after a 2009 incident where he was alleged to have punched a woman at an Alive@Five concert. File photo.

Stamford agrees to settle police brutality suit

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STAMFORD – The city of Stamford has agreed to pay $230,000 to a Norwalk woman who was punched in the face by a police officer outside a night club in 2009. The settlement for Brenda Mazariegos was reached against the city and Police Officer Greg Zach as the case was preparing to go on trial […] [Read More]
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Stew Leonard settles multi-million lawsuit

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BRIDGEPORT – Westport dairy store magnate Stew Leonard has agreed to settle a multi-million-dollar lawsuit brought by the wife of a resort owner who died when he was swept of Leonard’s powerboat off the island of Tortola in 2011. The settlement was reached as the suit was about to go to trial in Superior Court […] [Read More]
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Stamford man charged with trying to burn prosecutor’s office

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Joseph Stephenson, 47, who is incarcerated at the MacDougall Correctional Institution in Suffield, will be arraigned today in Norwalk Superior Court – on charges that he tried to burn down the state’s attorney’s office at that same courthouse last year. Stephenson was held under a $150,000 bond on the new charges, Lt. J. Paul Vance […] [Read More]
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Stamford official arrested

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A supervisor in the Stamford Water Pollution Control Bureau was arrested today and charged with Workers’ Compensation fraud. Alfred Gorenflo,69, of 25 Stoney Brook Road, Norwalk, was arrested by Inspectors from the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count Workers’ Compensation Fraud, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in […] [Read More]
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