Slide the City

Slippery slope for Stamford come July

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Tickets go on sale Wednesday for Slide the City Stamford, a “slip and slide” the length of three football fields that will be set up in downtown Stamford on Sunday, July 26. The slide will be set up on Prospect Street in downtown Stamford. The event is being sponsored by the Stamford Downtown Special Services […] [Read More]
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Stamford police nab armed, intoxicated New Hampshire man

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STAMFORD – Police said they arrested an intoxicated New Hampshire man on gun charges on Memorial Day. An anonymous caller tipped off Stamford police that 24-year old Matthew Baran was walking around The Old House restaurant on Selleck Street with a gun around 9 p.m. on May 25. The caller told officers that Baran had […] [Read More]
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Stamford cops catch repeat offender with pantload of crack

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STAMFORD – Police said they found a man stashing crack down his pants after a traffic stop early Tuesday. Officers pulled over a black BMW on Interstate 95 at roughly 2 a.m. on May 26 after seeing the passenger, 19-year-old Michael Catchings of Stratford, riding without a seatbelt. Police Sgt. Kelly Connelly said that Catchings […] [Read More]
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Imposter steals $51K from elderly Stamford woman

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An elderly woman who thought she was opening her Stamford home to a water company inspector last week instead was burglarized and had a $51,000 cash nest egg stolen from her, police said. Police are warning residents to make sure they know who they are letting into their homes and to demand their identification in […] [Read More]
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Felon with gun in Stamford gets two years to serve

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A convicted felon from Bridgeport, who was known to be bringing a gun into Stamford this past January, will have to spend two years in jail after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge easily could have resulted in the man being shot by police. During a court hearing at state Superior Court in Stamford […] [Read More]
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Shots fired on Stamford’s East Side, no injuries.

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A shots fired call to police led to the discovery of six shell casings on Stamford’s East Side after a 911 call reporting that shots had been fired on Friday night. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said that the shots were reported by witness on Friday night just after 9 p.m. Police went to the scene and […] [Read More]
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Meda Francois. Contributed photo.

Stamford mom accused of striking daughter with belt

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A Stamford woman was arrested last week after her daughter was found to have bruises and cuts on her thighs from allegedly being strapped. Meda Francois, 24, was charged with second-degree assault and was released after posting a $2,500 court appearance bond. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said that Francois’ 10-year-old daughter showed up at her elementary […] [Read More]
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Bruce Museum

Stamford, Greenwich venues offer “open house” freebies

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The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will offer free admission to the first 100 visitors on Saturday, June 13, among the perks being ponied up by 165 venues around the state for the 11th annual Connecticut Open House Day to promote tourism. During the one-day-only event, historical sites,  museums, parks and theaters will offer free […] [Read More]
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