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The city’s agreement with Turn of River

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin announced Wednesday that the city has reached an agreement with the Turn of River Fire Department, settling a year-old legal dispute with the volunteer company. “I’m very happy and proud that we’re able to make this announcement today,” Martin said at a news conference at the Government Center. “It’s a […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps committees meet tonight

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Education and Operations Committees will meet tonight. The Education Committee will convene for the monthly Student Advisory Council meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room on the fourth floor of the Government Center (agenda). The Operations Committee will consider two review items, including a gas pipeline […] [Read More]
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Turn of River votes to settle suit with city

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STAMFORD — The Turn of River volunteer fire department’s membership voted Tuesday night to settle its year-old lawsuit with the city. In November 2012, Stamford residents voted by a two-thirds margin to consolidate the city’s career and volunteer fire departments into one organization overseen by a single fire chief. But three volunteer departments — including […] [Read More]
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Fatima Shama to keynote Neighbors Link benefit

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ABOVE: Students practice English at Neighbors Link on the West Side STAMFORD — Fatima Shama, the former New York City Commissioner of Immigrants Affairs, will keynote a breakfast benefit for the West Side nonprofit Neighbors Link next month. Neighbors Link, which opened in 2011, provides free services aimed at helping immigrants assimilate into the community […] [Read More]
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Art Glowka’s environmental papers preserved at Marist

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STAMFORD — Art Glowka, an avid boater and fierce protector of Long Island Sound, died last year, but his love for the water will live on at Marist College. Marist will preserve Glowka’s personal papers, which include documentation related to his work as one of the founding members of Hudson River Fisherman’s Association. Glowka’s family donated […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps budget hearing tonight

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STAMFORD — Three Stamford nonprofits will appear before the Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee tonight to defend their budget proposals, some of which have already been reduced by the Board of Finance. Mayor David Martin had awarded the Ferguson Library a $710,000 budget increase, but finance board members reduced that amount by half, to $355,000. […] [Read More]
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Ernie Orgera reappointed as operations director

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin announced Tuesday he is reappointing Ernie Orgera as director of the Office of Operations. We’ll have full coverage of the reappointment in this week’s Advocate. Here’s the news release from the mayor’s office: STAMFORD, CT – Mayor Martin today announced the appointment of Ernie Orgera to Director of Operations. Orgera […] [Read More]
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Democrats in District 144 already fundraising

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  STAMFORD — The two candidates vying for the Democratic City Committee’s endorsement to run for the state House of Representatives in District 144 this November have already started fundraising. Caroline Simmons, a Bridge Street resident and program specialist for the Women’s Business Development Council’s Bedford Street office, has raised $6,165 for her campaign since early March, according […] [Read More]
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Stamford Woman’s Club awards $20K in scholarships

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ABOVE: Stamford students who received college scholarships this year from the Stamford Woman’s Club, with SWC President Betty Jean Martinik and keynote speaker Juanita James Williams. STAMFORD — The Stamford Woman’s Club awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 20 Stamford students last week during a ceremony at the First Methodist Church in Stamford. The SWC, which was […] [Read More]
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Board of Finance budget cuts: The full list

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STAMFORD — Board of Finance Clerk Lorraine Gilden has provided a complete list of the Board of Finance’s reductions to Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal. Finance board members slashed $7 million in total from the mayor’s $515.4 million proposed operating budget, tentatively lowered the general property tax increase for next fiscal year from 4.9 to 3.5 percent. […] [Read More]