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Rob Varnon

Realtors oppose Stamford tax on $1 million sales

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STAMFORD — Realtors came out to oppose a plan to jack up the conveyance tax on home sales above $1 million. “This tax adds insults to injury to taxpayers who were hurt by the housing downturn,” said Thaddea Sheridan, president of the Stamford Board of Realtors, as she explained the real estate market has still […] [Read More]
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Stamford Police investigate death at Pier 10

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Stamford fire and police responded to 290 Harbor Dr. Friday morning after the dock master found a dead man in the engine room of a yacht at Pier 10. According to Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn, the owner of the yacht had been trying to contact the man for two days and called the dock master […] [Read More]
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, speaks to a group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists and Delta High School students at Battelle Auditorium in Richland, Wash. By Paul T. Erickson AP

Stamford resident and Science Friday host settles NSF grant flap

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The United States Attorney for Connecticut announced Tuesday that Stamford resident Ira Flatow and Science Friday settled allegations they filed false reports and misused funds related to a National Science Foundation grant. Flatow and his Science Friday company agreed to pay $145,531 to resolve the allegations related to a nearly $1 million NSF grant secured […] [Read More]
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Hearing scheduled at end of Sept. for Stamford tax hike

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  Jay Fountain, chairman of the Board of Reps. Fiscal Committee announced that a public hearing on a proposal to raise the conveyance tax on million-dollar properties is scheduled for Monday Sept 29 at 7 pm at the Government Center. Fountain said the resolution under consideration would mean sellers would pay a higher tax on […] [Read More]
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Stamford Reps. fill district 1 vacancy but skip Board of Ed appointment

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STAMFORD — The Board of Reps. filled the district 1 vacancy with Republican David Watkins, a Shippan resident. Watkins, was nominated by Mary Fedeli, R-17 and Keiran Ryan, R-1, seconded the nomination. No other candidates were recommended for the open seat. Watkins is a former investment banker who spent 20 years in London before returning […] [Read More]
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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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