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Elizabeth Kim

Malloy issues a travel ban tonight

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Gov. Malloy has issued a travel ban on state highways starting at 9 p.m. Between 15 to 30 inches of snow is projected to fall in the region tomorrow. Wind gusts are expected to be as much as 50 miles per hour. The governor spoke this morning at a news conference in Hartford, urging residents […] [Read More]

Early dismissal today at Stamford public schools

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All of the city’s public schools will have early dismissal today. Parents are being instructed to consult their handbook for school early dismissal times or to visit www.stamfordpublicschools.org. All after school activities, ROSCCO, and Adult Education classes are also canceled. [Read More]
Categories: Schools, Weather

Free parking in city’s public garages

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Due to the snowstorm, the city is calling for all parked cars to be moved off the streets by noon today. There will be free parking in public garages until the snow emergency is lifted. As a reminder, fire stations and the Government Center are available today as heating shelters.   [Read More]

State DOT postpones presentation in Stamford

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City land use officials and other stakeholders will have to wait longer still to hear from state Department of Transportation Commission James Redeker. Redeker had been scheduled to speak before the Zoning and Planning boards on Jan. 27 about its controversial $500 million redevelopment of the city’s downtown transportation hub. Last week, however, the city’s […] [Read More]

Stamford mayor to hold press conference on blizzard prep

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In case you haven’t heard, there’s a storm a-brewin’, folks! Get your shovels out. In advance of the coming Nor’easter that is threatening to dump up to two feet of snow in the region, Stamford Mayor David Martin will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. today in the lobby of the Government Center to […] [Read More]

Stamford Planning Board sued over master plan

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A group of property owners in the South End have sued the city’s Planning Board over a master plan update that decreases the permitted density of certain parcels around the train station. The Atlantic Garden Transit Group argues that the Planning Board had “no rational basis” for putting their properties in a less intense development […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Planning

State DOT head set to speak about Stamford train station this month

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In a long awaited public presentation, the state’s Department of Transportation Commissioner, James Redeker, is tentatively scheduled to speak before the city’s land use boards on Jan. 27 about its proposed $500 million redevelopment plan for the downtown train station. During that meeting, which will be held at the Government Center, members of both boards […] [Read More]

Stamford Planning Board set to reconsider surgery center

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A plan to permit an outpatient surgery center in an office park near High Ridge Road is set to go back to the city’s Planning Board. Commercial property owner George Comfort & Sons is seeking a zone change to make way for a 14,000-square-foot surgical center in High Ridge Park that would be run by […] [Read More]
Categories: Planning, The Ridges, Zoning

Stamford biking group asks for feedback

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People Friendly Stamford, a bike and pedestrian advocacy group, has for a second year in a row released a survey  called “Stamford Share the Road.” Designed by bike activist and blogger Mike Norris, the data accumulated from the survey aims to identify dangerous streets and, for the first time, rate the bike-and pedestrian-friendly transportation efforts […] [Read More]

Buyer of Pitney Bowes HQ in Stamford still unknown

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When Pitney Bowes announced in 2013 that it was selling its five-story, 442,000-square-foot headquarters in the South End, it was seen as an end of an era in Stamford. The company’s downsizing and move to the downtown symbolized the final nail in the coffin of the days when manufacturing was king in the city. Although […] [Read More]
Categories: Business, Real Estate