School bus accident leaves two injured Thursday morning

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A Stamford school bus accident on Long Ridge left one child and an occupant of a second vehicle with minor injuries, police said. The accident, which involved a pickup truck, occurred just before 6:41 a.m. Thursday near the corner of Long Ridge Road and Wishing Well Lane, police said. Police said neither victim in the […] [Read More]
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Stamford man sentenced in 2013 Norwalk shooting

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A former Stamford man on Tuesday was sentenced to six years in jail for shooting another man in the back on a South Norwalk street in 2013. Sean Williams, 21, of Myrtle Ave., was sentenced by Judge Bruce Hudock after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree assault in July. Williams was represented by […] [Read More]
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Senior Center to address with Medicare changes with services

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The Stamford Senior Center will address changes to Medicare by offering two programs  on it as well as some one-on-one counseling services. All Medicare beneficiaries with a prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Plan should evaluate their coverage, even if they are currently happy with it. On Oct. 16 at 11 a.m., Dan Katz of […] [Read More]
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Adopt-A-Dog event Oct. 4

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The Stamford Elks Lodge #899 will be hosting an Adopt-A-Dog fundraiser on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 943 Hope St.  A selection on dogs will be available for adopting. If you are not able to adopt, you may support the organization and/or sponsor a pet. For more information call Marie at 203-524-0117. [Read More]
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Zion Lutheran’s Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 4

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Zion Lutheran Church will hold an Oktoberfest celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 132 Glenbrook Road. The event will include German food, music and dancing in the church’s parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults and children age 3 through 12. Children under 3 are free. Families pay a maximum of $25. For […] [Read More]
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‘Chefs’ Dinner’ to support Food Bank on Oct. 8

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The Chefs’ Dinner to Fight Hunger will take place 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Drive West. Enjoy multi-course dinners prepared by Fairfield County’s chefs which will support the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. This year’s dinner will honor Winifred Hamilton, the superintendent of Stamford Public Schools. For reservations […] [Read More]
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Darryl Bonds, center. File photo.

55 years for Stamford Alcantara murderer

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The second and last defendant in Stamford’s 2009 robbery-murder of Denny Alcantara on Stillwater Avenue was sentenced to 55 years in jail Tuesday. Before Judge Gary White pronounced sentence, Darryl “Pretty D” Bonds, 25, was unrepentant through the end. Telling White, who presided over his trial and that of his co-defendant Tyrone Tarver, that he […] [Read More]
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Public meeting on Stamford master plan draft Oct. 7

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There will be a public meeting  on the Stamford master plan draft 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Learn about the direction of Stamford development and how it might impact your neighborhood.  There will be an opportunity for you to express your opinion. [Read More]
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Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

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The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all proceeds up to $1 million and 0.5 percent for all revenue over that sum. The plan has been opposed by Realtors […] [Read More]
Officer Joseph Steyer on the left and Sgt. Tom Wolff holding three of the 48 guns that have been turned over by the public during the department's three gun buyback events this year. At the last event on Saturday, the public turned over three pistols, three revolvers, four rifles and six shotguns for gift certificates ranging from $75 to $150.

Stamford gun buy back effort attracting guns

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During the Stamford police department’s gun buyback event on Saturday, the public turned over 16 unwanted guns and picked up gift certificates worth between $75 and $150. During the department’s three events this year, police have collected 48 firearms and are on pace to beat last year’s total of 67 guns turned over to police, […] [Read More]
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