Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]

Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [Read More]

Villa Maria students belt out the Fab Four at annual show

It was Beatlemania at Villa Maria Education Center last Friday night when budding rock stars/students performed songs by the Fab Four as part of an annual spring talent show dubbed “Come Together.” Among the songs the kids sang to a crowd of parents at the Stamford school Friday were “Here Comes the Sun,”  “Octopus’ Garden”, […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Education

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 fiscal year’s capital budget:   [Read More]

Poll: Mayor’s proposed tax increase

Roxbury Elementary School in Stamford, Conn. on Monday November 19, 2012.

Man charged after forcing lockdowns at Roxbury and Westhill

STAMFORD –  A 25-year-old man was charged with criminal trespassing and breach of peace after illegally entering two city schools shortly after 9:30 a.m. and forcing officials to place both schools into lockdown. Pierre Beauvil, a former Westhill High School student, was spotted by a custodian at Roxbury Elementary shortly after 9:30 a.m. carrying a […] [Read More]

Judge orders mental health exam in Westhill threatening case

STAMFORD — A state Superior Court judge doubled the bond and ordered a mental evaluation Monday for a convicted Stamford felon charged with threatening a Westhill High School teacher that he was going to go to the school and “shoot the place up” and “kill the principal.” Smiling broadly and wearing a white paper jumpsuit, […] [Read More]

SPEF receives $25K from Fairfield County Community Foundation

This just in:  FAIRFIELD COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $25,000 TO STAMFORD PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION The Foundation seeks to leverage community resources to increase performance and post secondary school success for Stamford Public School students  STAMFORD, Conn., January 30, 2014 – The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) announced today it has been approved to receive a […] [Read More]
Categories: Education
Four Stamford writers have been featured in this new edition of the Chicken Soup franchise.

Stamford writers featured in new ‘Chicken Soup’ book

Four Stamford writers are featured in the new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positive Thinking for Kids, which hit the shelves recently. The book features 101 stories “about good decisions, self-esteem, and positive thinking,” including the four penned by local authors. Three of the pieces were written by family members Emma, Jeanne and Tucker Blandford, […] [Read More]
Categories: Children, Education, Family

State to rededicate bridge to Rogers language and drama teacher

A dedication ceremony for the overpass bridge on Blachley Road to honor Leslie A. Padilla, a Rogers International School language and drama teacher who passed away in 2012 will be held Friday. The I-95 overpass on Blachley Road, will be renamed the “Leslie A. Padilla Memorial Bridge” to honor her memory at a ceremony at […] [Read More]
Categories: East Side, Education, Youth