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New Orleans style party band to play at library’s adult summer reading finale

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The Ferguson Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style party band, on Wednesday, August 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library’s Harry Bennett Branch. (Special reception for members with invitation at 6:30 p.m.) The six-piece band, led by trumpeter Tim Ouimette (Ray Charles, Ray […] [Read More]
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Classical music concert at the Ferguson Library

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Enjoy a summer concert with Lumina String Quartet at The Ferguson Library Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. The Quartet, with guest artist, Phillip Bashor, will perform chamber music from the beautiful city of Prague by Dvorak, Stamitz and Feiner. The concert will take place in Library’s Third Floor Auditorium. The Ferguson Library Main Library […] [Read More]
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Police: $500 worth of vodka and tequila stolen from Zaza Gastrobar

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Police were called to Zaza Gastrobar on Broad Street in Stamford Thursday afternoon after $500 in high-end liquor was found to be missing from the popular restaurant. “Yesterday at about 1 o’clock in the afternoon, they found the back door of the restaurant pried open, and after going through the restaurant, they found a missing […] [Read More]
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Police: City man busted with 14 pounds of synthetic pot

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A city man was arrested by Stamford police after they allegedly found 14 pounds of synthetic marijuana, in addition to a whole host of other drugs at the apartment he shares with his 88-year-old grandmother. Narcotics officers saw Jamie Vadeboncoeur, 28, talking on his cell phone on East Main Street near Quintard Avenue, as he […] [Read More]
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Kids In Crisis hosts second annual TeenTalk Summit

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The state of mental health resources – and the critical need for them – in the region’s schools was the focus of the second annual “TeenTalk Summit,” held at AITE High School in Stamford on July 15. A distinguished panel, including Peter Tesei, First Selectman of Greenwich; Chief James Heavey of the Greenwich Police Department; […] [Read More]
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Breaking: Tino’s night club voluntarily closes down for investigation

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A spokeswoman for the State Department of Consumer Protection’s Liquor Control Division just told The Advocate that Tino’s night club on West Park Place is closed. “The Department and the local police had a discussion today and spoke with the permittee for Tino’s and the permittee agreed to put his permit under temporary voluntary suspension, […] [Read More]
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Stamford student named National Merit Scholar

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 1,600 winners of the scholarship today, including one student from Stamford. Alexander S. Weinberg, who attends the Ramaz School in New York City, was one of 15 Connecticut students who received an award. The scholars announced today join approximately 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May, according […] [Read More]
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The Ferguson Library. Photo: File Photo

Ferguson hosting ‘Sounds of Summer’ art exhibit

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STAMFORD, July 11, 2014 – The Ferguson Library, in partnership with the Stamford Art Association, presents a juried multimedia wall art show entitled “Sounds of Summer” at the Library’s Auditorium Gallery beginning Tuesday, July 29. There will be a wine and cheese reception to launch the show from 6 – 8 p.m. Ribbons for the […] [Read More]
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Supporters or Laurie Hollywood lead a demonstration outside Stamford court Thursday, July 10. Photo by Maggie Gordon

Stamford Animal Control Manager Laurie Hollywood pleads not guilty

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Former Stamford Animal Control Manager Laurie Hollywood pleaded not guilty to three counts of reckless endangerment in Stamford court this morning. Hollywood was charged back in June following both criminal and human resources investigations into operations at the city’s pound. While the human resources investigation resulted in her termination, the criminal charges stem from three […] [Read More]
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Leyla Dam poses for a photo in her bakery and coffeeshop, Lorca, which is still under construction on Bedford Street in Stamford on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The store's opening is planned for this year. Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg

Art and science of coffee coming to Ferguson Library

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STAMFORD, July 9, 2014 –Coffee samples and tastings will be the order of the day when Leyla Dam of Stamford’s Lorca presents “Coffee: The Science and Art of the Perfect Brew” on Thursday, July 24 at 4 p.m. at The Ferguson Library. Leyla Dam, owner of Lorca coffee house and bakery (2013 winner for Best […] [Read More]
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