Poll: Do political ads have an influence?

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As the political election season warms up, more money is expected to come in from national political action committees and the gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley are buying up air time to win votes. Does all the money spent on ads have an effect on your vote? [Read More]
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Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

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Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What do you think of the mayor’s direction? [Read More]
Soccer fans at Bobby V's Sports Bar in Stamford cheer on the American team in their June 16 game against Ghana in the first round of the World Cup. USA won, 2-1.

Will you follow soccer now, after this year’s World Cup in Brazil?

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This time around the World Cup has gotten a lot more attention from the mainstream media, with the restaurants and bars in Stamford overflowing during games. Even the sports talk radio shows have been discussing it, if only to debate how boring  they find the “beautiful game.” What do you think? Will you consider going […] [Read More]
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Poll: Should Stamford buy the former Sacred Heart Academy?

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Stamford Mayor David Martin’s administration is moving fast to spend up to $65 million to acquire, modernize, and expand the former Sacred Heart Academy property on Strawberry Hill Avenue. Now the Board of Education is saying it would cost at least $80 million. What do you think? Take our poll:   [Read More]
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Does Stamford have enough CVS pharmacies yet?

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With the recent opening of a new CVS in Glenbrook, Stamford now has six of the pharmacies, plus another two on the way. Do we need this many? The more the better? What do you think? Take our poll below. [Read More]
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Poll: Was Stamford right to OK off-track betting?

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Bobby Valentine’s application to open off-track betting venue in Stamford hurtled through the Board of Representatives this week – probably one of the faster approvals of such a controversial matter before the board in recent memory. City representatives did impose a few conditions on the deal, however, including earlier closing times, and a requirement that […] [Read More]

Poll: Is the city’s new tax rate fair?

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The Board of Finance voted Tuesday to increase the property tax rate 3 percent for the 2014-15 budget year. Your exact tax rate depends on which taxing district you live in, ranging from 2.99 to 3.12. What do you think? Did they get it right this year? Take our poll below. Read the article: Stamford […] [Read More]
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Poll: How should Stamford discipline workers for inappropriate email use?

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With a seemingly ongoing problem of city workers using their government email accounts to receive and forward anti-immigrant and otherwise inappropriate messages, the question arises, how should these workers be disciplined. Or should they? Mayor David Martin said the city would respond by “assembling a plan to review all of our communication policies, educate employees […] [Read More]
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Poll: Should Stamford’s Ernie Orgera have been reappointed?

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Stamford’s operations director Ernie Orgera was reappointed this week, despite concerns about an anti-immigrant email he forwarded from his city email account. Do you think he should have been kept on? Take our poll:     [Read More]
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Waterside property acquired by BLT for potential boatyard.

Poll: Will we actually get a new boatyard on the Southfield Avenue?

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The South End developer BLT announced last week that it has bought a piece of land on Southfield Avenue where it hopes to build a boatyard to replace the one it illegally tore down. After the public outcry that sank BLT’s attempt to put in a boatyard on Magee Avenue, does this attempt at a […] [Read More]
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