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Martin Cassidy

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Stamford woman challenges mayor to kiss a pitbull

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Loreen Nargi Capano, a volunteer at the Stamford Animal Shelter, wants Mayor David Martin to kiss a pitbull or pay up to save one. In  the video linked here, the shelter volunteer urges Martin to kiss a pitbull on video or donate to Outreach for Pets in Need of other groups that help rescue pit […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stamford pedestrian hit by car Sunday night

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A woman was treated and released from Stamford Hospital after being hit by a car backing out of a driveway on Clinton Avenue Sunday evening, according to police. [Read More]
Categories: Police, Traffic

Police investigating Stamford man’s death

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Police are investigating the death of an unidentified 21-year-old man found dead at 11 Soundview Ave. early Sunday afternoon. Police have not ruled out foul play, Stamford Police Sgt. Anthony Lupinacci of the Criminal Investigations Division said Sunday. “We don’t know what happened or if there was foul play,” Lupinacci said. Police withheld the man’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

New Stamford Master Plan to be approved this fall is on-line

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The Stamford Planning Board has made the draft copy of the 2025 Master Plan they have been crafting for the past 18 months available online. [Read More]
Categories: General
Surveillance image of the disability pretending jewelry store bandit who robbed The Sidney Thomas Jewelry Store at the Stamford Town Center.

Stamford police release video of wheelchair Rolex robber

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Update Monday Aug. 4: Stamford police issued a video of the wheelchair-bound thief who made off with a $25,000 Rolex after pepper-spraying employees Saturday. Stamford detectives released a surveillance photo Sunday afternoon via Facebook of the robber who entered a mall jewelry store in a wheelchair on Saturday before running away on foot with a […] [Read More]
Categories: Crime

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]
Categories: General
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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General