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]

Stamford’s master plan

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A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]

Pistol packing Stamford man meets cops Sunday morning

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A city man in cowboy boots and wearing a straw hat raised the hackles of brunch-goers early Sunday afternoon in downtown Stamford when they noticed he had a pistol tucked in the front of his pants, police said. Police officers were dispatched at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the corner of Bedford and Spring streets for […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian struck in downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city woman was struck and seriously injured while walking across Hoyt Street at the intersection of Summer Street in downtown Stamford around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Both the pedestrian and female driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck the woman were taken to Stamford Hospital. Capt. Thomas Wuennemann said the 49-year-old woman who […] [Read More]

Shell Shock: Lobsters continue to decline in Long Island Sound

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In Sunday’s edition of The Advocate, Staff Writer Martin Cassidy takes a look at the steep decline in the number of lobster’s caught in Long Island Sound 15 years after a massive die-off nearly killed the once-thriving $100 million a year fishery and what’s being done to try and help the crustaceans claw their way […] [Read More]

Last of Stamford shooting victims released from hospital

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The five shooting victims struck in the hail of gunfire that erupted early Sunday morning as they were leaving the downtown bar scene have all been released from Stamford Hospital. The last, a 28-year-old former Greenwich resident who recently moved to Stamford, was released Monday afternoon after suffering a gunshot to his left arm as […] [Read More]

Judge maintains $1 million bond against downtown shooter

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STAMFORD — The man who allegedly sprayed a crowd of late-night bar patrons in the middle of downtown Stamford with gunfire early Sunday morning wounding five bystanders was ordered held on $1 million bond Monday as prosecutors characterized him as a “very serious threat to the community.” Dayron Wills, 22, of 300 Tresser Boulevard, is […] [Read More]
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Police: Victim targeted in South End homicide

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STAMFORD — Police are searching for the gunman who walked up behind a 46-year-old man in the city’s South End Thursday night and callously fired a single shot to the back of his head at close range. “The victim was definitely targeted,” said Lt. Diedrich Hohn, head of the Stamford Police Department’s Detective Bureau. The […] [Read More]

DEEP says Stamford’s wasn’t the only sewage spill reported around the state

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Stamford’s water treatment plant wasn’t the only plant around state to report spills of partially treated sewage during Wednesday night and Thursday. DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain says a total of 15 sewage plants reported discharges of sewage during that period. As well as in Stamford, discharges […] [Read More]
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Cohen throws Stamford Y a lifeline

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No stranger to swimming in the deep end in the world of high finance, Stamford hedge-fund boss Steven Cohen is looking to get more people in the pool at the Stamford Family YMCA. Through the charity he runs with his wife, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Stamford Y to […] [Read More]