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Rob Varnon

Train council gets peek at plans for Stamford station

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STAMFORD – Stamford Manhattan Development Venture presented its $1 billion plan for mixed use development at the train station to the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council Wednesday night. Meeting on the third floor of the Government Center, SMDV Principal, John McClutchy walked the council, a government appointed panel representing the interests of train commuters, through the […] [Read More]
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What’s Independence Day in Stamford without a good rescue

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Stamford PD with Darien came to the rescue of a 23-foot boat stuck on a reef near buoy 30 Saturday night, just after 8:30 p.m. The call came in as a sinking boat, but Stamford Police found the vessel stuck on the reef with about 10 people aboard. No immediate report was available on the […] [Read More]
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Twenty percent of Darien without power

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Firefighters are on West Avenue in Noroton Heights investigating smoke coming out of a manhole cover related to CL&P cables. The power company is also reporting that about 20 percent of the town, 1,570 customers, without power. Police are shutting down a section of West Avenue west of Leroy. [Read More]
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Stamford Lifeguards make early season saves

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On Monday, lifeguards and police responded to assist people facing distress in Stamford waters. Both incidents occurred at Cove Beach. “There were two out of the ordinary issues,” Laurie Albano, superintendent of recreation for the city said via email. “One was a save, so-to-speak, of a young man who tried to swim out to the […] [Read More]
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The Hole project could be stuck at a red light

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Bill Hennessey, the attorney for the would be developer of The Hole, told the Zoning Board Monday night the project is hung up over demands by the city to replace four intersection traffic signals and other upgrades to the roads downtown. “The developer is not willing to undertake the signalization cost,” Hennessey said after describing […] [Read More]
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Smoke at nursery school sends 3 adults some children to hospital

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Stamford Fire Department said they responded to Temple Sinai’s nursery school Thursday morning, just after 10:30, to investigate a report of smoke. When they got there, crews reported a slight haze in the lower level play room at 458 Lakeside Dr., but no fire was found. The smoke dissipated soon after firefighters arrived. Cause was […] [Read More]
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Fish Church gets its apartments

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STAMFORD — The Zoning Board, after plumbing the depths parking space allotment practice and theory, approved First Presbyterian’s plan for a new apartment building on its property. First Presbyterian, which owns the iconic Fish Church, plans to sell off a portion of its nearly 10 acres for Fuller Development to put up a 175-unit complex. […] [Read More]
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Police scrambled to Stillmeadow again on false alarm

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The school district’s new extreme incident alarm went off a second time Tuesday night sending scores of police to the elementary school for no reason. Earlier in the day, when the elementary school was being let out, the new SARA security system generated an alarm and 40 police officers responded. The system is designed to […] [Read More]
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Extra hours to get your Stamford beach sticker

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The Office of Cashiering and Permitting will be open extended hours to try to give people more time to get a sticker for fun in the sun this summer. From Monday to Thursday, the office in the ground floor of the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, will be open from 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Stamford Fire Department rescues boater off Shippan Point

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Here’s the report on a rescue made this afternoon by the Fire Department: Stamford – At 12:31 the Stamford Fire Department, Stamford EMS and Stamford Police Department were dispatched to the area of Long Island Sound near Ocean Drive North for a boater in distress. Engine 4, Rescue 1, Medic 3, the on duty Deputy […] [Read More]
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