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Madonna Badger remarries

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ABOVE: Madonna Badger and husband William Duke (Facebook photo) STAMFORD — Madonna Badger, who lost her three young children and parents in a 2011 Christmas morning fire at her home on Shippan Avenue, remarried in New York City Wednesday. “We did it!” Badger wrote on her Facebook page July 23. “Bill and I eloped today!” […] [Read More]
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City received 115 pothole claims this winter

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STAMFORD — The Legal Affairs Department processed 115 claims from drivers whose cars were damaged by potholes on city roads this winter. The vast majority of claims were denied, according to information released to the Advocate under a Freedom of Information Act request. Did your car take a beating from one of the seemingly five-foot-deep potholes […] [Read More]
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Stamford postpones fireworks

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STAMFORD — Due to the threat of thunderstorms, city officials have decided to postpone Stamford’s Independence Day fireworks show until Saturday, July 5. “The postponement will not affect any other details of the event,” the mayor’s office said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon. “The event is planned to begin at 6:00 PM at […] [Read More]
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A breakdown of the fireworks’ cost

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  STAMFORD – Corporate sponsors are funding the majority of this year’s fireworks show, which comes with a total price tag of about $110,000. Here’s a breakdown of the expenses:* -Fireworks: $33,000 for 4,081 shells -Marine services, such as towing the barge: $15,000 -Police overtime: $36,500 -Operations overtime (traffic barricades, park preparation and clean up): $10,500 […] [Read More]
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Longtime library president dies

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STAMFORD — Ernie DiMattia, the longtime president of Stamford’s Ferguson Library, died Thursday. He was 74. DiMattia oversaw the city’s library system for 38 years. Mayor David Martin’s office released the following statement Friday: “Judy and I are deeply saddened to hear of Ernie’s passing. The City of Stamford was extremely fortunate to have had a […] [Read More]
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Board of Finance approves $2 million funding request

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  STAMFORD — The Board of Finance voted 5-1 Tuesday night to approve a controversial $2,096,528 funding request to cover anticipated deficits in several city accounts. Mayor David Martin’s administration had requested the appropriation because spending in several city accounts – such as police overtime and salaries for seasonal employees – is expected to exceed […] [Read More]
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Board of Finance votes on SHA property acquisition

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STAMFORD — The Board of Finance unanimously voted Thursday night to authorize the city’s purchase of the former Sacred Heart Academy property on Strawberry Hill Avenue for no more than $10 million. Finance board members discussed the pending sale with Mayor David Martin and members of his administration Thursday. Martin then delivered a brief public […] [Read More]
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Master plan discussion: Cummings park, marina and West Beach

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STAMFORD — City officials are looking for public input on its Master Plan design for Cummings Park, West Beach and Cummings Marina. Stamford is in the middle of its decennial Mast Plan update, this month turning its attention to the shoreline. A Monday news release from Land Use Bureau Associate Planner Erin McKenna provides more […] [Read More]
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Stamford fireworks are a go

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STAMFORD — Fireworks will explode over Stamford Harbor as usual July 3 thanks to corporate sponsors, Mayor David Martin announced this morning. Donors have pledged more than $90,000 to fund the show, which will last five minutes longer than previous years. The city will pay about $15,000 of the event’s total $110,000 estimated cost, Martin […] [Read More]
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Fate of Stamford fireworks to be revealed

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STAMFORD — Residents will learn Friday the fate of the city’s Independence Day fireworks show, which Mayor David Martin threatened to cancel this spring after the Board of Finance chopped $3 million from his proposed operating budget. The summer pyrotechnic display has been in constant danger since the economic recession. Former Mayor Michael Pavia cancelled […] [Read More]
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