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Martin Cassidy

Connecticut unfriendly to small business?

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Connecticut, but  especially Bridgeport, has an unfriendly business climate,  according to a new Small Business Friendliness Survey released by Thumbtack and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The survey drew responses from 38 states and more than 12,000 small business owners, and also gave Bridgeport an F overall for small business friendliness. A fuller explanation of […] [Read More]
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Conceptual rendering of $500 million project at the Stamford Transportation Center.  Last July the the state Department of Transportation announced it had selected Stamford Manhattan Ventures LLC to build more than 1 million square feet of commercial, office, and residential space.

Stamford Zoning board to discuss train station project tonight

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The Stamford Zoning Board will discuss Monday night a proposed project to redevelop the area around the Stamford train station, according to an agenda issued Monday morning. The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the fourth floor cafeteria of the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard. Last month board members sought the city’s legal […] [Read More]
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Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

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A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [Read More]

City drug detectives make two heroin arrests last week

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City narcotics detectives made two street arrests of New York men in Veterans Park and Tresser Boulevard for allegedly dealing heroin downtown, according to Capt. Richard Conklin, head of the Stamford Police Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit. On Thursday at 12 noon detectives arrested Sean Austin, 40, of 24-37 Valentine Ave., Bronx,N.Y. and charged him […] [Read More]
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Residential garage sustains minor damage on Sunday

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Stamford firefighters extinguished a fire Sunday afternoon that damaged part of a detached garage and fence in the rear of a two family home at 14 Randall Avenue, Ted Panagiotopoulos said. Panagiotopoulos said that the fire started in a pile of debris that included plastic tarps and wood that was outside the garage. The fire […] [Read More]
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Stamford firefighters put out highway division fire Sunday morning

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Stamford firefighters extinguished a ceiling fire at the city’s highway division building  at 90 Magee Avenue that caused minor damage on Sunday morning, Deputy Fire Marshal Ted Panagiotopoulos said. Panagiotopoulos said the fire is believed to be ignited by heat from from a nearby generator’s exhaust assembly in the ceiling of an enclosed space. Firefighters […] [Read More]
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Stamford Hospital celebrates topping out ceremony for new building

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  Photo of Stamford Hospital’s new 11-story specialty building’s steel framework. (Courtesy of Skanska USA)   Earlier this month, Skanska USA and Stamford Health System executives held a topping out ceremony to mark the completion of structural steel framework of a new 11 story specialty building. A topping out is a celebration of a major […] [Read More]
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Board votes to support school at former girl’s academy campus

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After some qualms about a lack of hard specifics on enrollment and overcrowding and conferring behind closed doors, the city lawmakers voted quickly and overwhelmingly to back spending up to $65 million to acquire, modernize, and expand a former all girls Catholic school to relieve crowding at half the city’s elementary schools. While the appropriations […] [Read More]
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Cummings Park/West Beach master planning hearing on Tuesday

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The city will hold the first of three planned public hearings Tuesday night to get input on potential changes to Cummings Park and West Beach. Input at the meetings will be added to a master plan for the 79 acre Cummings Park and 26-acre West Beach which are close by each other. In addition to […] [Read More]

Three car accident snarls Memorial Day afternoon traffic

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Southbound Memorial Day traffic on the Merritt Parkway was backed up Monday afternoon by a three car accident with minor injuries, according, Stamford Fire Lt. Shawn Sasser said. [Read More]
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