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Kate King

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Stamford voter turnout still slow, but steady

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STAMFORD — Voter turnout in today’s Republican gubernatorial primary slowly climbed this afternoon, reaching 13.9 percent by the end of the work day. Of the city’s 12,444 registered Republican voters, 1,724 had cast ballots as of 6 p.m., according to Republican Deputy Registrar Terry Bivona. Polls close at 8 p.m. [Read More]
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Stamford voting picks up slightly

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STAMFORD — Stamford polls saw a slight bump in voter turnout this afternoon, with lunchtime voters pushing the turnout for today’s Republican primary past the 10 percent mark. As of 3 p.m., 1,278 of the city’s 12,444 registered GOP voters had cast ballots, according to Deputy Republican Registrar of Voters Terry Bivona. That’s a 10.3 […] [Read More]
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Unimpressive voter turnout in Stamford so far

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STAMFORD — A mere 850 of Stamford’s 12,444 registered Republican voters have cast ballots in today’s GOP gubernatorial primary between Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and state Sen. John McKinney. That’s a turnout rate of only 6.8 percent as of 12 p.m., according to Republican Deputy Registrar Terry Bivona. Voter participation has been similarly slow across […] [Read More]
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Here’s an easy way to look up your polling place

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STAMFORD — The Secretary of the State’s Office has released a handy new tool for looking up your polling place. The site asks you to enter your address and then uses Google maps to give you the address and location of your polling place for next week’s Republican gubernatorial primary election. Check it out here. Polling […] [Read More]
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Beach hours reduced due to lifeguard shortage

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STAMFORD — A lifeguard shortage has forced city officials to shorten beach hours for the remainder of the summer. The problem stems from lifeguards heading back to school, not a lack of funding to pay them, according to the mayor’s office. The adjusted hours are as follows: Dorothy Heroy Pool: Closed for the season Aug. 10 […] [Read More]
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Waterside has new city representative

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives voted Monday night to approve the appointment of Virgil de la Cruz to represent Waterside’s District 2 neighborhood. De la Cruz sits on the Waterside Coalition’s Board of Directors and the Democratic City Committee. He replaced former District 2 city Rep. Ben Velishka, who resigned in June to spend […] [Read More]
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Operator error causes sewage spill

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STAMFORD — A Water Pollution Control Authority operator accidentally turned off the sewage treatment facility’s ultraviolet disinfection system Sunday afternoon, sending 80,000 gallons of non-disinfected wastewater into Stamford Harbor. The UV system, which is the last step in the sewage treatment process, blasts outgoing wastewater with ultraviolet light to neutralize harmful pathogens such a e […] [Read More]
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Parking at the Government Center will be worse than usual this August

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STAMFORD — Navigating city hall’s dark, cramped and overcrowded parking garage will be even more unpleasant than usual for the next six weeks. The Government Center’s parking garage will undergo extensive repairs Aug. 2 – Sept. 8, according to the mayor’s office. Parking will be restricted to only the first floor of the four-level garage […] [Read More]
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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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