Stamford cops seize flood of “Yukon” heroin

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STAMFORD – Police made three heroin busts over the weekend, all turning up packets of the drug marked “Yukon.” In three incidents over two days, police apprehended two men and two women, recovering hundreds of packets of heroin and thousands of dollars in cash. All in all, they took 316 packets – priced to move […] [Read More]
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Stamford police arrest suspected prostitute at Bedford Street condo

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STAMFORD – After possible johns asked for directions to a suspected prostitute’s condominium, neighbors complained to city police. Those complaints, coupled with an advertisement on Backpage and some undercover police work, led to the arrest of a 57-year-old New York woman. Police Capt. Richard Conklin said officers arrested Celina McClusky of Manhattan at the Chesterfield […] [Read More]
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Parim Vrzivoli

Stamford check-cashing robbery suspect turns himself in

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  Police said Monday that a man wanted for robbing a West Side check-cashing business at gunpoint has turned himself in. Police Capt. Richard Conklin said that 35-year-old Parim Vrzivoli surrendered at the Stamford Police Department headquarters shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. Investigators began searching for Vrzivoli after identifying him on surveillance footage that captured […] [Read More]
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Connecticut debuts new home page

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  The state of Connecticut launched its long-promised website overhaul Tuesday, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised will improve access, efficiency, interactive service and transparency. The new website at portal.ct.gov features buttons taking visitors to eight focal sections covering business, education, health, and recreation, among other topics, along with links to state agencies and a news feed. […] [Read More]
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Conn. woman could be “Tough Enough” for WWE

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From more than 11,000 applicants, WWE chose 13 contestants for its WWE Tough Enough reality series that will premier June 23 at 8 p.m. on USA Network. One Connecticut resident made the final cut in Gabi Castrovinci of Southington, with 40 finalists having attended tryouts last week at the Orlando, Fla. training facility operated by Stamford-based […] [Read More]
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Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools Dr. Winifred Hamilton looks on during the special Board of Education meeting at the Stamford Government Center in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Photo: Jason Rearick

Stamford Republicans call for Hamilton’s immediate removal

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Apparently unsatisfied with her pledge to step down in seven months, the Stamford Republican Town Committee demanded Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s immediate dismissal Wednesday. The city GOP passed a resolution at its regular monthly meeting asking either that Hamilton step down of her own volition of that the Board of Education remove her […] [Read More]
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Report: supermodel scopes out Rowayton island

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Apparently undeterred by Connecticut’s impending tax hikes, supermodel Heidi Klum reportedly has inquired about Tavern Island off the shore of Rowayton, which is listed for $11 million by Higgins Group Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The New York Post reported Klum’s purported interest without identifying its source. Tavern Island includes a Tudor-style mansion […] [Read More]
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Report: Greenwich financier in record sculpture purchase

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Steven Cohen paid $141.3 million for “L’Homme au Doigt” or “Pointing Man,” making the bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti the most expensive ever according to the New York Post, which did not disclose its sources. Cohen lives in Greenwich and runs Point72 Asset Management, whose Stamford headquarters features multiple sculptures in its lobby. It is the second Giacometti sculpture […] [Read More]
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