Environmental group fights Stamford developer over boatyard

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As Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology seeks legal closure on its controversial demolition of a South End boatyard, one environmental organization is urging a Superior court judge in Hartford not to delay a hearing on the city’s cease-and-desist order against the company. Soundkeeper, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound, last […] [Read More]

Judge raises bond for Stamford teacher

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UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Judge Alex Hernandez raised the bond former Stamford High School English teacher Danielle Watkins must post by by $121,000 in cash. For her to be released on the new charges, she would need to post a total of $146,000 in cash. ORIGINAL POST: STAMFORD — A Stamford High School teacher fired last […] [Read More]
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Pair charged in West Side shooting plead not guilty

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STAMFORD — A Bridgeport felon with past gang ties to Stamford accused of firing seven shots into a car with two passengers inside on the city’s West Side Friday night, pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted murder and other charges. During a hearing in state Superior Court, a judge maintained bond for Robert “B.J.” Hudson, […] [Read More]
State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [Read More]

Judge grants probation to Stamford High principals

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UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Judge Richard Comerford granted the request for accelerated rehabilitation to both Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, but not before State’s Attorney David Cohen assailed the culture in the schools that puts children’s safety second to keeping the information out of the public eye. The two administrators […] [Read More]
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Stamford High principals’ case continued

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STAMFORD — The state Superior Court judge reviewing the cases of the two Stamford High School administrators charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between an English teacher and a student, has delayed a decision on granting them a special form of probation for a week. Judge Richard Comerford said he has been given […] [Read More]
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Westport man charged with drug possession

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STAMFORD — A Westport man was charged with drug possession Wednesday after he mistakenly passed a civil court clerk a small bag of cocaine folded inside some bills he was using to pay for some copies from his divorce file. Matthew Kurtz, 46, of Kings Highway North, was charged with possession of narcotics and released […] [Read More]
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Police: Springdale mom whipped 3 children

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STAMFORD — A Springdale mother was charged Monday with abusing her three young children, police said. Silvia Serrano, 30, of Hope Street was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, three counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree strangulation. She was held overnight by […] [Read More]