Pistol packing Stamford man meets cops Sunday morning

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A city man in cowboy boots and wearing a straw hat raised the hackles of brunch-goers early Sunday afternoon in downtown Stamford when they noticed he had a pistol tucked in the front of his pants, police said. Police officers were dispatched at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the corner of Bedford and Spring streets for […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian struck in downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city woman was struck and seriously injured while walking across Hoyt Street at the intersection of Summer Street in downtown Stamford around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Both the pedestrian and female driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck the woman were taken to Stamford Hospital. Capt. Thomas Wuennemann said the 49-year-old woman who […] [Read More]

Last of Stamford shooting victims released from hospital

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The five shooting victims struck in the hail of gunfire that erupted early Sunday morning as they were leaving the downtown bar scene have all been released from Stamford Hospital. The last, a 28-year-old former Greenwich resident who recently moved to Stamford, was released Monday afternoon after suffering a gunshot to his left arm as […] [Read More]

Judge maintains $1 million bond against downtown shooter

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STAMFORD — The man who allegedly sprayed a crowd of late-night bar patrons in the middle of downtown Stamford with gunfire early Sunday morning wounding five bystanders was ordered held on $1 million bond Monday as prosecutors characterized him as a “very serious threat to the community.” Dayron Wills, 22, of 300 Tresser Boulevard, is […] [Read More]

Man dies after being struck by car

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STAMFORD — A 65-year-old Stamford man died of injuries he sustained after he was struck by a car Friday morning while walking up Strawberry Hill Avenue near Stamford High School. The man was identified as Carmine Passero, who lived close to the accident scene. The driver of the car, Peter Parashkevov, 50, of 70 Strawberry […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian seriously injured in front of Stamford High

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Police and medics responded to a man struck by a car in front of Stamford High School just before 9:37 this morning. Police shut down the northbound lanes of Strawberry Hill Avenue for 45 minutes while police investigated the accident. Police say the pedestrian has a serious head wound. The man was conscious, but was […] [Read More]
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Planning Board to hold public workshop and Open House on Master Planning Update

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  The Stamford Planning Board will hold the last of several scheduled public workshops on the once a decade Master Plan Update. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the fourth floor cafeteria, at the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. This morning the city posted a draft copy […] [Read More]
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Poll: What do you think about the Bridgewater deal being in doubt?

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We reported in The Sunday Advocate that the deal to bring the headquarters of Bridgewater to Stamford may be in doubt, after opposition from residents and difficulties with the city’s land use agencies. And then our sister paper the Westport News reported that a land use attorney for Bridgewater said at a Westport planning and […] [Read More]
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Restaurant Week arrives in Stamford this Sunday

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It seems like ages since our last dose of Restaurant Weeks here in Stamford. But the wait is nearly over. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 17, we’ll have two wonderful weeks of culinary excitement in the semi-annual food festival known as Restaurant Weeks here in Stamford. This year, 32 different restaurants are participating, which means you […] [Read More]
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Restaurateur: ‘It would be nice for the city to get the snow off the sidewalks’

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I placed some calls to local restaurants earlier today to ask whether they were concerned that the weather would effect turnout for Valentine’s dinner dates Friday night. Frank Sileo of Patrizia’s said he doesn’t think the weather will pose any problems for Valentine’s Day diners, according to the most recent forecast. But that doesn’t mean […] [Read More]
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