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Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

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Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What do you think of the mayor’s direction? [Read More]

Stamford’s master plan

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A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]
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Alive@Five draws huge crowd to downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — Columbus Park is filled to capacity and then some as a huge crowd has turned out for tonight’s Alive@Five concert featuring the Under the Sun tour with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Blues Traveler. The crowd extends beyond the park and has filled much of Main Street to Atlantic Street. To control the […] [Read More]

Car hits Stamford townhouse

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STAMFORD — A woman driving a Lexus on Riverside Avenue near Scalzi Park, accidentally drove into a townhouse causing minor damage to the structure and car Wednesday morning. Police said the driver was an older woman, who was “shaken up” from the accident, but was not hurt. [Read More]
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New Haven mechanic charged with scamming elderly Stamford man

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After a six-month search, Stamford police on Tuesday went to the funeral of a New Haven grifter’s mother and arrested him for stealing over $135,000 from an elderly city man to fix his beat-up 23-year-old station wagon. Jimmy Megel, 42, of 240 Fox on Road, New Haven was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny and was […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian struck in downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city woman was struck and seriously injured while walking across Hoyt Street at the intersection of Summer Street in downtown Stamford around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Both the pedestrian and female driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck the woman were taken to Stamford Hospital. Capt. Thomas Wuennemann said the 49-year-old woman who […] [Read More]

Shell Shock: Lobsters continue to decline in Long Island Sound

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In Sunday’s edition of The Advocate, Staff Writer Martin Cassidy takes a look at the steep decline in the number of lobster’s caught in Long Island Sound 15 years after a massive die-off nearly killed the once-thriving $100 million a year fishery and what’s being done to try and help the crustaceans claw their way […] [Read More]

Last of Stamford shooting victims released from hospital

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The five shooting victims struck in the hail of gunfire that erupted early Sunday morning as they were leaving the downtown bar scene have all been released from Stamford Hospital. The last, a 28-year-old former Greenwich resident who recently moved to Stamford, was released Monday afternoon after suffering a gunshot to his left arm as […] [Read More]

Judge maintains $1 million bond against downtown shooter

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STAMFORD — The man who allegedly sprayed a crowd of late-night bar patrons in the middle of downtown Stamford with gunfire early Sunday morning wounding five bystanders was ordered held on $1 million bond Monday as prosecutors characterized him as a “very serious threat to the community.” Dayron Wills, 22, of 300 Tresser Boulevard, is […] [Read More]
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Jury convicts Farren on all counts

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In a case that took more than four years to come to trial, jurors took little more than a day to convict former White House attorney J. Michael Farren of trying to kill his wife in their New Canaan mansion. Farren was in the courtroom for the verdict Friday for the first time during the […] [Read More]
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