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Board of Reps to name new finance board member

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  STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives will hold a special meeting Monday night to fill the finance board vacancy created by David Martin’s election to the mayor’s office. Martin, elected in 2011, was in the middle of his first term of the Board of Finance but resigned his seat after winning the November mayoral […] [Read More]

Photos: Martin’s midnight swearing-in ceremony

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ABOVE: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swore in David Martin as Stamford’s 31st mayor at midnight Sunday (Contributed Photo) STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin officially became the city’s chief elected official at midnight on Dec. 1, when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swore him into office during a small private ceremony at the new mayor’s North Stamford […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, General

Martin announces two senior-level appointments

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  ABOVE: Director of Administration Michael Handler, left, and Chief of Staff Michael Pollard, right. STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin unveiled two senior-level appointments Tuesday morning, announcing he will retain Michael Handler as Director of Administration and hire former Board of Finance Chairman Michael Pollard as his Chief of Staff. Handler was appointed by former Mayor […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall

Stamford’s First Lady: Judy Martin

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ABOVE: Judy Martin, lower right, watches her husband, Mayor David Martin, deliver remarks during his swearing-in ceremony at the Government Center Monday. (Jason Rearick/THE ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin thanked all of his friends and family during his swearing-in ceremony at the Government Center Monday, but he only requested a second round of applause […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, General

VIDEO: Mayor David Martin takes oath of office

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STAMFORD — David Martin became the city’s 31st mayor Monday after taking the oath of office for the second time in as many days. Martin’s father, Gene Martin, swore him in during the afternoon ceremony at the Government Center. The video above includes the new mayor’s complete remarks from the event. Here are some highlights […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall

Mayor-Elect still fundraising

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 STAMFORD — Mayor-Elect David Martin may have already captured the mayor’s office, but he’s not quite finished paying for the election campaign that got him there. Martin, who beat out his better-funded Republican opponent Michael Fedele in the Nov. 5 race, is holding a Dec. 4 victory party to solicit campaign contributions. “This is a […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, Mayoral race

Martin schedules swearing in ceremonies

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ABOVE: Mayor-Elect David Martin with his wife and daughter at their North Stamford home in October. STAMFORD — Mayor-Elect David Martin will officially become the city’s 31st mayor at midnight on Dec. 1, when he will take the oath of office in a private ceremony at his home on Long Ridge Road. Gov. Dannel P. […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall

What is the mayoral transition team doing?

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  ABOVE: Transition Team Chairman Tim Curtin (left) and Vice Chair Martin Levine (right) STAMFORD — What are the 19 members of the mayoral transition team busying themselves with these next few weeks? Transition team Vice Chairman Martin Levine provided some insight Thursday. In addition to reviewing applications for Mayor-Elect David Martin’s cabinet positions, the […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall

Finance board prepares for membership change

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    ABOVE: From left to right, Tim Abbazia, Kathleen Murphy, Richard Freedman, Sal Gabriele STAMFORD — The finance board bid farewell to half its membership Thursday night at its last meeting following the Nov. 5 municipal election. Chairman Tim Abbazia, a Democrat, and Independent Kathleen Murphy are vacating their seats after deciding not to run […] [Read More]
Categories: Board of Finance

Statewide voter turnout barely broke 30%

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STAMFORD — Last week’s municipal elections lured only 31 percent of the state’s 2 million registered voters to the polls, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office reported Tuesday. Stamford, which saw a voter turnout of 35 percent, had the highest voter turnout among the state’s major cities followed by Danbury (33 percent), New Haven […] [Read More]
Categories: Election