CT portal

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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Gabriela Castrovinci

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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Heidi Klum

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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Pointing Man

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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Stamford man suffers life-threatening injuries in hit-and-run

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A Stamford motorcyclist was critically injured Sunday night when he was struck by a car that turned in front of him and then fled, police said. The 35-year-old man, who has not been identified, was driving a 2001 Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle on West Avenue at the Baxter Avenue intersection just before 9:30 p.m. when […] [Read More]
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Stamford man arrested for kissing woman in store

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STAMFORD-A city man was arrested in a Glenbrook supermarket after an employee caught him kissing a strange woman on her derriere as she bent over to pull a food item off a shelf. Wendell Woodroffe, 37, of East Main Street, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and released after he posted a $5,000 court appearance […] [Read More]
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COBS Bread

Bakery makes U.S. debut in Stamford

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High Ridge Shopping Centre is adding COBS Bread, a bakery franchise that originated in Vancouver, British Columbia. The local COBS Bread location at 1057 High Ridge Road is being franchised by Stamford residents Robert and Louise Hyden and and will open on Wednesday June 24, donating all sales that day to the Boys and Girls Club of […] [Read More]
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