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Monica Potts

New Haven man sentenced in fed court for heroin sales

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Daniel Evans, “D-Nice,” 41, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. The arrest stemmed from “Operation Bloodline,” a joint law enforcement investigation targeting narcotics trafficking and gang violence in the Dwight-Kensington […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Home invasion in Darien

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Three men broke into a Darien home late Friday night and assaulted an 18-year-old woman and her 47-year-old father before fleeing, Darien police said. The 18-year-old called police at about 11:45 p.m. and said three men rushed into her upstairs apartment after she heard a noise and opened the front door, said Sgt. Jeremiah P. […] [Read More]
Categories: Breaking news, Crime, Darien

Herold’s attorney gives a statement in the chimpanzee case

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Many apologies for not posting this sooner, but the attorney for Sandra Herold, who State’s Attorney David Cohen announced Monday will not face charges in her pet chimpanzee attacking her friend in February, provided a statement to the paper yesterday. It was too late for the statement from Robert Golger to make it into the […] [Read More]

Update on Brenda Snell

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The Rev. Dawn Snell, the sister of the pedestrian hit by an allegedly stolen taxi Thursday night, gave an update on her sister. Brenda Snell was moved to Yale-New Haven Hospital Friday night, where she underwent surgery on her pelvis. She is a trooper!  This surgery is the first of many, but it was Stamford […] [Read More]

Pro forma not guilty

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Christopher Davis, 34, of 478 W. Main St., Stamford, a city man who police say was part of a duo that robbed a dozen banks this summer, pleaded not guilty to the robbery charges in state Superior Court Friday. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Davis, who was arrested Aug. 27, is going to go straight […] [Read More]
Categories: Court

The karaoke case

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The cases against six girls accused of beating up a New York woman after she sang karaoke at a downtown bar were continued for two weeks in state Superior Court Tuesday. An attorney familiar with the negotiations had said prosecutors might drop cases against five of the six women — Martisa Chambers, of 56 Suncrest […] [Read More]
Categories: Court, Crime

Nostalgia

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This came across my Twitter feed today, and made me think of The Muppet Show and Wayne’s World all at once. Enjoy. [Read More]

Want to invite the Advocate to dinner?

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For an upcoming project, the Advocate is trying to find families in Stamford or surrounding towns from various cultures who will be having big family dinners over the holidays. For example, my colleague Elizabeth Kim is looking for a South Asian family who will have a big Thanksgiving celebration, and I’m looking for a family […] [Read More]
Categories: Entertainment, Food

Jane Goodall on Jon Stewart

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Jane Goodall www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Crisis As an anthropology nerd, I was really excited to see Jane Goodall was on The Daily Show last night. They briefly referenced the Stamford chimpanzee attack. [Read More]
Categories: Media

Board of Ed unofficial results

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It looks like Democrat Polly Rauh and Republicans Lorraine Olson and Jerry Pia will join the Board of Education. City rules meant voters had to election two Republican candidates and only one Democrat. [Read More]
Categories: General