Mayor Martin's budget

Poll: Will you watch Stamford’s public hearing online?

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This year the city is live streaming the public hearing on the city’s budget on Tuesday evening. Assuming actually attending isn’t your cup of tea, will you tune in to hear what your fellow residents have to say? Take our poll below. Mayor David Martin has proposed a $530.8 million budget for the next fiscal […] [Read More]
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Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to speak to Stamford Greeks

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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is set to meet with Stamford’s Greek community on Sunday, March 8. The event, which is organized by three local churches, has been billed as a “Greek Community Town Hall.” The topics to be addressed are current events in Greece as well as important issues in the Greek Orthodox community. It […] [Read More]
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Stamford Election Day results

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UPDATE 11:25 p.m. Candidates react: Victorious Democratic State Senate incumbent Carlo Leone called the victories of local Democrats a “step in the right direction,” speaking at the Democratic celebration headquarters amid a crowd of supporters including his family. “It just shows that when you do the job, the job can get done and Democrats are […] [Read More]

Ready to rumble at Stamford Democratic Election HQ

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UPDATE: 10:25 p.m. William Tong said in his victory speech that it was a hard-fought race for him. “I was reminded of why Iā€™m the only Democrat to hold this seat,” he said of his more conservative-leaning North Stamford district. “It was tough out there for me.” He thanked his wife, calling her the “best […] [Read More]

Covering Election night in Stamford

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The Advocate will be covering the gubernatorial and local state races tonight from the celebration headquarters of the Republican Town and Democratic City Committees. Republicans will be meeting at The Hampton Inn starting around 7 p.m. Democrats have selected Zody’s 19th Hole at the E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course as their gathering spot to watch […] [Read More]
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Voters head to the polls in Stamford

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STAMFORD — As of 2 p.m. 15,483 voters have cast ballots at the polls — or about 26 percent of the city’s 58, 477 registered voters, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Lucy Corelli. There was an early report of a problem with a scanner at one of the polling places, but Corelli said it […] [Read More]

The view from Hartford

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The New York Times today has an article on the state’s race for governor between Stamford’s own Dannel P. Malloy and Greenwich’s Tom Foley. It’s the classic run-up-to-Election Day story about voter malaise over two candidates that no one seems to love. This paragraph says it all: Support for Mr. Malloy was often accompanied by […] [Read More]
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Poll: Should Stamford taxpayers foot bill for Biden visit?

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Following the visit of Vice President Joe Biden to Shippan for a fundraising trip to raise money for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s reelection campaign, some say the city shouldn’t be on the hook to pay the bill for his security detail. What do you think? [Read More]