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Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

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Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What do you think of the mayor’s direction? [Read More]

Stamford’s master plan

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A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]

Cummings Park/West Beach master planning hearing on Tuesday

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The city will hold the first of three planned public hearings Tuesday night to get input on potential changes to Cummings Park and West Beach. Input at the meetings will be added to a master plan for the 79 acre Cummings Park and 26-acre West Beach which are close by each other. In addition to […] [Read More]

Poll: Was Stamford right to OK off-track betting?

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Bobby Valentine’s application to open off-track betting venue in Stamford hurtled through the Board of Representatives this week – probably one of the faster approvals of such a controversial matter before the board in recent memory. City representatives did impose a few conditions on the deal, however, including earlier closing times, and a requirement that […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps to take final vote on OTB authorization

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Bobby Valentine holds a mock-up of Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, which would include off-track-betting. STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives will vote tonight on whether to authorize off-track-betting at Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, which would open at the Atlantic Street building that formerly housed Rack ‘N Roll. Monday’s meeting is open […] [Read More]

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

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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. What do you think? Did they get it right this year? Take our poll below. Read the article: Stamford […] [Read More]
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How much is 25 million gallons of sewage? Mayor Martin explains.

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin put the sheer magnitude of 25 million gallons of sewage into perspective Monday, telling city representatives the amount would be enough to fill the Government Center almost twice over. Martin made the analogy while talking to the Board of Representatives Leadership Committee, which met with the mayor Monday night to […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps meeting delay angers public spectators

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  STAMFORD — Last night’s Board of Representatives special budget meeting was scheduled for 8 p.m., but by 9 p.m. the 40 city representatives’ desks on the fourth floor of the Government Center remained empty. More than a dozen residents had showed up to observe the proceedings, and several grumbled about the long delay. “We […] [Read More]

DEEP says Stamford’s wasn’t the only sewage spill reported around the state

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Stamford’s water treatment plant wasn’t the only plant around state to report spills of partially treated sewage during Wednesday night and Thursday. DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain says a total of 15 sewage plants reported discharges of sewage during that period. As well as in Stamford, discharges […] [Read More]

Board of Reps Fiscal Committee holding budget deliberations

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee will go through the proposed budget for next fiscal year tonight and identify any areas where spending reductions can be made. Mayor David Martin proposed a $515.4 million operating budget in early March. The Board of Finance has already reduced that amount by $7 million in city […] [Read More]