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Author: Rob Varnon

Realtors oppose Stamford tax on $1 million sales

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
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Stamford Police investigate death at Pier 10

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
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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

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
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Hearing scheduled at end of Sept. for Stamford tax hike

  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
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Stamford Reps. fill district 1 vacancy but skip Board of Ed appointment

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

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
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Mount Kisco man suffers non-life-threatening injuries in boating accident

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
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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

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
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West Nile Virus found in Stamford

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
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Police ID 21-year-old Stamford man who died over the weekend

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
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