State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [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]

Stamford police investigate West Side home invasion

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STAMFORD – Police are investigating a home invasion in which two armed men broke into a West Side apartment early Sunday morning and fired two shots when confronted by residents of the home. In a statement, police said the homeowners of a Fairfield Avenue residence were awakened around 6:25 a.m. Sunday to find two men […] [Read More]

Despite rain, Stamford bike rally draws 40 people

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Saturday’s bike ride and rally in Mill River Park attracted about 40 people, according to bike activist Mike Norris. The event was organized by Bike Stamford and People Friendly Stamford, two groups that are trying to spur the city into becoming more bike-friendly. The focus of the rally was to advocate for a long talked […] [Read More]

Stamford police investigate East Side armed robbery

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STAMFORD — Police are searching for an armed robber who entered the Global gas station 765 E. Main Street early Saturday morning and made off with about $500. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said a masked man covered from head to toe in dark clothing and brandishing a silver revolver burst into the gas station at 5:23 […] [Read More]
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Profiling the cyclists behind Stamford’s bike movement

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  Today’s front page of The Advocate includes my story about the city’s bike movement. When I embarked on the reporting, I foolishly thought I could profile one person that was spearheading the effort. Well, needless to say, one person quickly turned into three. Not only that, the three individuals I interviewed were all fascinating […] [Read More]
Contributes photos of Park(ing) Day on Bedford Street

Group says downtown park project draws more than 100

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On Friday, a team of urban planning activists decided to take on the world-wide urban planning experiment known as Park(ing) Day. Led by Emily Provonsha, a public space planner for the Downtown Special Services District, which was not involved in the project, the group set up a lounging area and bike parking station along two […] [Read More]
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Robbery of autistic man in Stamford gains national attention

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STAMFORD — The appalling theft of $100 from an autistic man outside the Stamford Town Center mall last week and the subsequent outpouring of community support has gained national attention and will be featured in an upcoming segment of NBC Nightly News. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of the newscast, is coming to […] [Read More]
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Public hearing on Stamford and Darien sewer rate hike tonight

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                A state regulatory officer and a city official tour Stamford’s wastewater treatment facility several years ago. Stamford and Darien water users will get a chance to speak out tonight about a proposed 3.4 percent rate hike that will in part allow the Water Pollution Control Authority to carry out repairs and capital projects. The […] [Read More]
Stamford Police crime scene investigation van arrives at Doolittle Road Wednesday morning.

Police identify suspect in Stamford murder

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Update – Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:50 a.m.: The suspect in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal, 47, has been identified by police as Shota Mekoshvili, 29, a citizen of the Republic of Georgia. He was caught by Stamford police after a foot pursuit through the downtown dinner crowd on Bedford Street just after 8 p.m. […] [Read More]