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Martin administration seeks $497K to buy property for police headquarters plan

Two months after unveiling a plan to replace the city’s aging and contaminated police headquarters, the Martin administration is moving closer to purchasing a property that has been targeted as part

Stamford developer donates $25K to hire special assistant for mayor

Call it the season of giving. In an unusual demonstration of philanthropy, a Stamford businessman has donated $25,000 towards hiring a special assistant for Mayor David Martin. Richard Freedman, a

Voters head to the polls in Stamford

STAMFORD — As of 2 p.m. 15,483 voters have cast ballots at the polls — or about 26 percent of the city’s 58, 477 registered voters, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Lucy Corelli. There

Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all

Poll: Is the city’s new tax rate fair?

The Board of Finance voted Tuesday to increase the property tax rate 3 percent for the 2014-15 budget year. Your exact tax rate depends on which taxing district you live in, ranging from 2.99 to 3.12.

Board of Finance budget cuts: The full list

STAMFORD — Board of Finance Clerk Lorraine Gilden has provided a complete list of the Board of Finance’s reductions to Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal. Finance board members slashed $7 million

Board of Finance reduces mayor’s proposed budget increase

  STAMFORD — The Board of Finance cut $7 million from Mayor David Martin’s proposed operating budget Thursday, tentatively lowering the property tax increase to 3.5 percent for next fiscal year.

Board of Finance set to cut budget

STAMFORD — The Board of Finance will meet tonight to go over Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal and vote on possible reductions. Under city Charter, the finance board can cut, but not add or

Mr. Louizos goes to Washington

STAMFORD — Board of Finance Chairman John Louizos is on board the Acela train en route to Washington, D.C. Louizos will meet today with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy to discuss

Mayor Martin’s proposed capital budget

A look at the mayor’s proposed capital budget gives a sense of what his priorities are as he begins his first term in office. Here’s the complete list of projects that were included in this upcoming