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Stamford man tests positive for West Nile

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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]
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Malloy announces new DMV office in Stamford

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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]
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Friends, family rally for justice for Stamford cab driver

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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]
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Poll: Should Stamford taxpayers foot bill for Biden visit?

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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]
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Bridgeport limo driver charged with impregnating Stamford girl, 14

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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]

Poll: Do political ads have an influence?

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As the political election season warms up, more money is expected to come in from national political action committees and the gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley are buying up air time to win votes. Does all the money spent on ads have an effect on your vote? [Read More]

Norwalk teen shot in head on Stamford’s West Side

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STAMFORD — A 19-year-old Norwalk man is in critical condition at Stamford Hospital after he was shot in the head at a West Side apartment complex late Friday night. The victim was struck in the back of the head and sustained a fractured skull, but is expected to survive, according to a statement from Stamford […] [Read More]
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Mayor Martin makes cameo in ‘The Music Man’

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin continued a tradition among sitting mayors to make a cameo on Curtain Call Theatre’s summer youth program. Martin appeared in the opening scene of this year’s production of “The Music Man,” along with Matthew and Justin McArthur. Martin will appear again in Saturday’s performance at the Kweskin Theatre on the […] [Read More]
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Poll: Rabbits on the rise?

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In Monday’s Advocate, we reported that the New England cottontail is becoming an endangered species and is being replaced by the eastern cottontail. Have you been seeing more rabbits around Stamford this year? [Read More]
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Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

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STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]