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Jonathan Lucas


Two named Stamford police officers of the year

Two Stamford police officers are being honored for their work in keeping drugs and weapons off city streets. Officers Michael Connelly and Brendan Phillips are partners in the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit and have been named this year’s officers of the year. Over the past three years, the department has credited […] [Read More]
Categories: Police

Stamford police investigate East Side armed robbery

STAMFORD — Police are searching for an armed robber who entered the Global gas station 765 E. Main Street early Saturday morning and made off with about $500. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said a masked man covered from head to toe in dark clothing and brandishing a silver revolver burst into the gas station at 5:23 […] [Read More]

Poll: Do you think the charges against two Stamford High School administrators for failing to report a sexual relationship between an English teacher and a special education student are justified?

Two Stamford High School administrators were charged earlier this month with failing to report a sexual relationship between a female English teacher and a male student. The principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and their cases are proceeding. Tell us what you think about the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Poll: Do you think Stamford police are doing enough to enforce traffic laws?

Stamford police recently reported the results of a three-week blitz targeting distracted drivers and other violators in which they cited more than 300 drivers. Tell us how you think police are doing in enforcing traffic laws by casting a vote below or leaving a comment. [Read More]
Categories: General, Police, Traffic

Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all proceeds up to $1 million and 0.5 percent for all revenue over that sum. The plan has been opposed by Realtors […] [Read More]

Stamford man tests positive for West Nile

STAMFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Stamford resident contracted West Nile Virus and has been treated and released from the hospital. The unidentified resident is the second person in the state this season to test positive for the mosquito-borne virus. According to Anne Fountain, the city’s director of public […] [Read More]
DMV satellite office in Stamford now offering non-driver IDs to senior citizens

Malloy announces new DMV office in Stamford

STAMFORD — After closing two offices in Stamford, the state Department of Motor Vehicles is looking to open a third this fall. Following calls from Advocate columnist Angela Carella inquring about the office earlier Friday, the governor’s office issued the following statement: GOV. MALLOY: NEW DMV PHOTO CENTER WILL HELP MEET NEEDS OF GROWING POPULATION […] [Read More]

Friends, family rally for justice for Stamford cab driver

STAMFORD — Family members and fellow cab drivers call for justice in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal earlier this week. Shota Mekoshvili, 29, an immigrant from the Republic of Georgia, has been charged in the murder and is to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Friday afternoon. Kamal has been remembered by […] [Read More]

Poll: Should Stamford taxpayers foot bill for Biden visit?

Following the visit of Vice President Joe Biden to Shippan for a fundraising trip to raise money for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s reelection campaign, some say the city shouldn’t be on the hook to pay the bill for his security detail. What do you think? [Read More]

Bridgeport limo driver charged with impregnating Stamford girl, 14

STAMFORD — A 57-year-old Bridgeport limousine driver was charged Friday morning with impregnating a 14-year-old Stamford girl after carrying on a two-year relationship with her. Stamford police charged Andre Joseph of Bridgeport’s East Side with first-degree sexual assault and felony risk of injury to a minor after carrying out an early-morning sting operation to lure […] [Read More]