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Elizabeth Kim

Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback

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A legal battle spearheaded by historic preservation activists to prevent the redevelopment of the city’s downtown historic post office was dealt another defeat this week after a postal regulatory commission dismissed their complaint over the sale and closure of the Atlantic Street post office. In its decision issued late Thursday, the commission said that the […] [Read More]
Cearley Feature

A missed chapter in Stamford’s history of girls hockey

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  My story this past Sunday focused on the growing interest in girls ice hockey. The subject was brought to my attention about a year ago,  when John Leydon, a land use attorney who I would often encounter at City Hall, told me that his daughter had joined a boys hockey team because there was […] [Read More]
Categories: Children, Sports
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to speak to Stamford Greeks

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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is set to meet with Stamford’s Greek community on Sunday, March 8. The event, which is organized by three local churches, has been billed as a “Greek Community Town Hall.” The topics to be addressed are current events in Greece as well as important issues in the Greek Orthodox community. It […] [Read More]
Categories: People, Politics, Religion

Harbor Point developer asks to delay restaurant projects

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Building and Land Technology is seeking to postpone the construction of two restaurants that had been planned as part of a 20-story waterfront residential complex known as Harbor Point Square. The apartment building, which is currently under construction, will have 240 units. It is slated for completion in the spring. That project had originally been […] [Read More]

Stamford set to change rules on demolition

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The rules for demolishing buildings in Stamford are set to get tougher. The city’s legal department, with input from the Historic Preservation Advisory Council and city representatives, is working on revising Stamford’s ordinances governing demolition. These include rules on the permitting process and noticing procedures. Among the proposed changes is an increased public signage period […] [Read More]

AmeriCares honors Heart Month with $3.5 million donation

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Stamford-based AmeriCares announced today that it is providing $3.5 million worth of medication for 60,000 uninsured Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease. The donation, which in honor of American Heart Month, will be distributed to free clinics and other safety net providers nationwide participating in AmeriCares U.S. Medical Assistance Program. Patients will receive one month of […] [Read More]
Categories: Health, Nonprofit
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Stamford in 101 objects: A graphic designer remembers his childhood

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After a bit of a hiatus, I’m happy to reintroduce “Stamford in 101 objects,” my effort to collect from readers their list of items and artifacts that say something important about the city’s history. This week’s submissions come courtesy of Tim Guzda, the Director of Graphics for CT Hearst Media who is responsible for some […] [Read More]
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Fee hike proposed for outdoor restaurant seating in Stamford

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City restaurants who offer sidewalk seating may be in store for a fee hike come this spring. The city is seeking to increase the application fee for outdoor seating from $100 to $200 as well as charge $3 per square feet of sidewalk used. The proposed change, which resulted from a review by the city’s […] [Read More]

Stamford Zoning Board will rule on High Ridge medical facility

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The owner of an office park near High Ridge Road may soon learn whether an outpatient surgery facility will be a permitted use in commercial districts. On Monday, the Zoning Board held a public hearing on a longstanding application from George Comfort & Sons, which owns High Ridge Park on Turn of River Road. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Health, Turn of River, Zoning

Developer responds to boatyard criticisms

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Tuesday’s front page features a story about how a cease-and-desist case over the former Yacht Haven boatyard is raising questions about the city’s legal department. I had reached out to BLT but unfortunately, a response from John Freeman, an attorney for BLT, could not be included because his email reached me after the paper’s deadline. […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Zoning