Stamford High principals will not return

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3:17 PM Update Stamford High School principals will not return, Superintendent says. They remain in paid suspension. Board of Education’s Jackie Heftman says Board still has confidence in Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s leadership. Kathryn Emmett says full written report will be made public, and will be available at the end of February. Original post (2:32 PM) STAMFORD — […] [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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Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

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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]
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Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

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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]
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Villa Maria students belt out the Fab Four at annual show

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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]
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Mayor Martin’s proposed capital budget

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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

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

Man charged after forcing lockdowns at Roxbury and Westhill

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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]
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Judge orders mental health exam in Westhill threatening case

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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]