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Mayor David Martin set to unveil first budget

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin is scheduled to present his first budget proposal to the Board of Finance Monday night. Martin, a Democrat who took office Dec. 1, was tight-lipped Friday about the spending package. He said only that his proposed tax increase would be “more than we want and less than we need.” Martin’s predecessor, […] [Read More]
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Mayor Martin continues reading tour

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ABOVE: Mayor David Martin read The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss to first-grade students at Springdale Elementary School in November. STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin will continue his reading tour of Stamford Monday morning at the William Pitt Child Development Center on Hillandale Avenue. Martin opened the first chapter of his read-aloud legacy shortly after he was elected, when […] [Read More]
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Martin to attend State of the State address

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ABOVE: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivering last year’s “State of the State” budget address. STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin will attend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s annual budget address to the state General Assembly this week. Wednesday — weather permitting — will mark the new mayor’s second trip to the state Capitol this week. Martin is […] [Read More]
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More than a dozen turn out for Mayor’s Night In

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ABOVE: Mayor David Martin fielded complaints from residents during his first “Mayor’s Night In” Tuesday. (ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — More than a dozen people turned out for Mayor David Martin’s first “Mayor’s Night In” session at the Government Center Tuesday evening. The monthly gatherings, held at city hall and various locations across the city, allow residents […] [Read More]
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Martin cashed in at post-election victory party

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ABOVE: Mayor David Martin at his midnight swearing-in ceremony at his home in Stamford (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO) STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin pulled in $15,325 for his campaign nearly a month after winning the Nov. 5 election. Martin, who took office Dec. 1, hosted a victory party at the Bank Street Brewery on Dec. 4 to […] [Read More]
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Martin revives “Mayor’s Night Out”

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ABOVE: Former Mayor Dannel P. Malloy held a mayor’s night out at  Pat’s Hubba Hubba on Cove Road in Stamford in 1996 (ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin is relaunching Stamford’s “Mayor’s Night In/Out,” a program first started by former Mayor Dannel P. Malloy. The monthly gatherings, held at the Government Center and various locations across the […] [Read More]
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The Fedele campaign’s final price tag

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ABOVE: Former mayoral candidate Michael Fedele at an October candidate forum. (ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — Unsuccessful mayoral candidate Michael Fedele has filed his last campaign finance disclosure statement, putting the final price tag of the Republican’s campaign at $536,220. The Jan. 10 filing shows Fedele raised $76,832 between Oct. 28 and the end of the year, […] [Read More]

Stuffing the ballot (mail) box

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With the election just a day away, here’s a tally of how the campaign looked from my friendly U.S. Postal Service mail carrier. Within the past week, Democratic candidate David Martin pulled way ahead with a last-minute barrage of mailings — and it looks like a hand-written postcard left at my door on Saturday. In […] [Read More]

Here’s your voter’s guide for Stamford’s 2013 elections

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The Advocate compiled its coverage of Stamford’s 2013 election season along with biographical information from the candidates to bring you a digital voter’s guide. (Prefer paper? Our print voter’s guide was published in Friday’s Advocate. Need another copy? We’ve got extras in the office.) The races & candidates Mayor Board of Finance Board of Education Board […] [Read More]

Is Fedele right about Murphy being so wrong?

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Advocate reporter Kate King did a story last week about Michael Fedele unleashing attack ads against his Democratic rival David Martin, but who knew he’d also go after petition candidate Kathleen Murphy. In his latest mailing, Fedele attacks Murphy saying “she has been on the wrong side of every issue” pointing to her controversial votes […] [Read More]