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Rob Varnon

Emergency workers step up for lady at St. Leo’s

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A woman suffered an undisclosed medical emergency Saturday at St. Leo’s Fair near the Pizza Fritta tent, but was helped by volunteer firefighters and a physician at the annual event. According to the Fire Department, the woman was taken to the hospital for further observation and treatment Saturday night, but the initial report was that […] [Read More]
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Mount Kisco man suffers non-life-threatening injuries in boating accident

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Update Wednesday Aug. 27: STAMFORD — A 27-year-old Mount Kisco, N.Y., man suffered lacerations to his back and arm after being thrown into Long Island Sound off the coast of Stamford and striking the propeller. Police said the man’s injuries were not life threatening, but the accident comes as a chilling reminder of the dangers […] [Read More]
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A Toyota took out a telephone pole on Newfield Avenue this afternoon, forcing the road closed as utility crews replaced it and the damaged transformer.

Part of Stamford’s Newfield Avenue closed

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Newfield Avenue in the 1700 block, which is just North of the Merritt, will be shut down temporarily so CL&P crews can repair a broken utility pole. Belltown Fire posted the warning just after 5:30 p.m. and after crews had cleared an accident in that location. A motor vehicle hit a utility pole there breaking […] [Read More]
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West Nile Virus found in Stamford

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The State Mosquito Management Program said mosquitos trapped in Stamford on Aug. 14 tested positive for West Nile Virus. It’s the first batch of pests to test positive for the virus this year. Besides Stamford, West Nile has been detected in the mosquito populations of Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Stratford. There have not been […] [Read More]
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Police ID 21-year-old Stamford man who died over the weekend

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Police say the young man found dead over the weekend in a Soundview* Avenue apartment was Daniel Pinto, 21. No signs of foul play have been uncovered, according to Lt. Diedrich Hohn, but police are still awaiting the results of an autopsy. Pinto was found by his neighbors in the home at 11 Soundview Ave, […] [Read More]
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Monday fires displaced 34 people in Connecticut cities

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Fires displaced 34 people in the state Monday, including five in Stamford, the American Red Cross reported Wednesday. A fire on New England Drive displaced a family of four, but a grandmother had come to visit, so the Red Cross was assisting all of them with emergency housing, food and clothing. The fire heavily damaged […] [Read More]
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We ‘towed’ you not to park there in Stamford

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So on Monday, a reader tweets the Advocate to report cops swarming a park and towing cars. We checked out his story and here’s what we learned from Stamford Police Capt. Sue Bretthauer, who oversees patrol in the Riverbank Park area where the action was. She said residents have been complaining about incidents in the […] [Read More]
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House catches fire in North Stamford

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Stamford firefighters were responding to a house fire on New England Drive near the New Canaan border Monday afternoon. Heavy flames could be seen coming from the two-and-a-half story house shortly after it was reported just before 2 p.m. The family that lives in the single-family home evacuated safely, and watched their house burn from […] [Read More]
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Teen hospitalized after nearly drowning off of Stamford shore

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Lifeguards and park police encountered a scary scene early Wednesday evening at Cummings Beach when they had to pull a 17-year-old boy from the water. The victim, who has not been identified, was vomiting what at first was reported to be blood, but that could not be confirmed. EMS arrived at the scene and took […] [Read More]
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Stamford Fire Department douses Greyrock trash blaze

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The Fire Department responded to 257 Greyrock Place Thursday just after 7 p.m. on a report of a dumpster fire. Central responded to the site and prevented the fire from spreading to the building against which the dumpster was sitting. Crews checked out of there around 7:40 p.m. with no injuries reported. Police had to […] [Read More]
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