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Man arrested for allegedly scamming half million $ from Stamford girlfriend

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STAMFORD-A Massachusetts man extradited to Stamford will be arraigned today on charges that he stole up to $500,000 from his former Stamford girlfriend. Johnboy Proenza, 32, of Fall River, was charged with a felony count of first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $100,000 court appearance bond. Property Crimes unit Sgt. Steven […] [Read More]
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Human skulls found at Stamford transfer station

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For the most up-to-date version of this story, click here.  Police are investigating the ghoulish discovery of two human skulls found at the Stamford transfer station Thursday afternoon. Transfer station employees said Friday morning the dried out skulls were found in a pile of trash brought down from a Fairfield home. Vito Candito, operations supervisor […] [Read More]
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Planning Board sets special meeting on the night of November 5th

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A request to demolish two single family structures on the recently acquired campus of the former Sacred Heart Academy at 200 Strawberry Hill Avenue is on the docket at a special planning board meeting next Wednesday night. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 5. The city finalized purchase of the property from […] [Read More]
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Polite homeless man arrested in death threats

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Stamford police said a homeless man from New York was arrested when he startled strangers with threats to kill them. Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said a police officer was working an overtime traffic job at an Atlantic Street construction site downtown on Wednesday afternoon when a few people came by and told him there was something […] [Read More]
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Mianus River Park to receive Audubon recognition

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Mayor David Martin is scheduled to join Audubon Connecticut next Thursday November 6 at Mianus River Park to confer the designation of the park as an Urban Oasis. [Read More]
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Stamford police chief offers Halloween tips

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Stamford police Chief Jon Fontneau says Halloween can be the most exciting times of the year for children, but hectic for parents and guardians.  Please take a moment to consider basic safety precautions to help make your children’s Halloween a safer night of fun. Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks […] [Read More]
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Stamford man accused of whipping, burning boy, 8

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A city man jailed for violating a judge’s protective order five weeks ago was rearrested Wednesday for strapping an eight-year-old boy with a belt, kicking him and burning him in the face with a Butane grill lighter. Kevyn Garcia, 24, was charged with felony counts of first-degree assault and second-degree assault and two counts of […] [Read More]
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New Canaan pet store to close

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Village Critter Outfitter, an independent New Canaan pet store, is closing its doors this week after almost two decades in town. “After serving the Town of New Canaan for almost 20 years, the time is right for me to explore other opportunities that have come my way,” owner Shirleen Dubuque said on the store’s Facebook […] [Read More]
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School bus accident shuts down Bridge Street

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STAMFORD — An accident between a school bus and a Volkswagen Beetle has shut down Bridge Street from Washington Boulevard to Hubbard Avenue. There were no children on board the bus at the time of the accident around 4:30 p.m. The woman driving the Beetle was unconscious following the accident and was taken to Stamford […] [Read More]
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Poll: Do you think Connecticut should allow early voting

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Beyond the race for governor and other contests, voters on Tuesday will be asked if they should change the way they vote in the future. Tell us what you think about the proposed constitutional amendment: [Read More]
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