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Jonathan Lucas

State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [Read More]

Judge grants probation to Stamford High principals

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UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Judge Richard Comerford granted the request for accelerated rehabilitation to both Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, but not before State’s Attorney David Cohen assailed the culture in the schools that puts children’s safety second to keeping the information out of the public eye. The two administrators […] [Read More]
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Stamford High principals’ case continued

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STAMFORD — The state Superior Court judge reviewing the cases of the two Stamford High School administrators charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between an English teacher and a student, has delayed a decision on granting them a special form of probation for a week. Judge Richard Comerford said he has been given […] [Read More]
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Greenwich woman, Stamford man die in West Side crash

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UPDATE Saturday, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. Police say a second crash victim has died. The passenger of the BMW died of her injuries earlier this morning. Judith Andriulli, 70, of Cos Cob, was sitting in the front passenger seat when the Nissan Altima ran a red light and hit that side of the car, police […] [Read More]

Stamford Election Day results

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UPDATE 11:25 p.m. Candidates react: Victorious Democratic State Senate incumbent Carlo Leone called the victories of local Democrats a “step in the right direction,” speaking at the Democratic celebration headquarters amid a crowd of supporters including his family. “It just shows that when you do the job, the job can get done and Democrats are […] [Read More]
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Voters head to the polls in Stamford

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STAMFORD — As of 2 p.m. 15,483 voters have cast ballots at the polls — or about 26 percent of the city’s 58, 477 registered voters, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Lucy Corelli. There was an early report of a problem with a scanner at one of the polling places, but Corelli said it […] [Read More]

Stamford police investigate West Side home invasion

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STAMFORD – Police are investigating a home invasion in which two armed men broke into a West Side apartment early Sunday morning and fired two shots when confronted by residents of the home. In a statement, police said the homeowners of a Fairfield Avenue residence were awakened around 6:25 a.m. Sunday to find two men […] [Read More]

Accident kills Long Island man in Stamford

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STAMFORD — An 18-year-old Long Island man was killed early Saturday morning as he was lending assistance to a disabled motorist on Interstate 95 in Stamford, according to state police. Derian Garaicoa-Ortega of Glen Cove, N.Y., was helping a 21-year-old Wyandanch, N.Y. woman whose 2000 Honda Civic had broken down near Exit 6 when a […] [Read More]
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School bus accident shuts down Bridge Street

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STAMFORD — An accident between a school bus and a Volkswagen Beetle has shut down Bridge Street from Washington Boulevard to Hubbard Avenue. There were no children on board the bus at the time of the accident around 4:30 p.m. The woman driving the Beetle was unconscious following the accident and was taken to Stamford […] [Read More]
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Poll: Do you think Connecticut should allow early voting

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Beyond the race for governor and other contests, voters on Tuesday will be asked if they should change the way they vote in the future. Tell us what you think about the proposed constitutional amendment: [Read More]
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