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Board of Reps budget hearing tonight

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STAMFORD — Three Stamford nonprofits will appear before the Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee tonight to defend their budget proposals, some of which have already been reduced by the Board of Finance. Mayor David Martin had awarded the Ferguson Library a $710,000 budget increase, but finance board members reduced that amount by half, to $355,000. […] [Read More]
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Democrats in District 144 already fundraising

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  STAMFORD — The two candidates vying for the Democratic City Committee’s endorsement to run for the state House of Representatives in District 144 this November have already started fundraising. Caroline Simmons, a Bridge Street resident and program specialist for the Women’s Business Development Council’s Bedford Street office, has raised $6,165 for her campaign since early March, according […] [Read More]
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Stamford Woman’s Club awards $20K in scholarships

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ABOVE: Stamford students who received college scholarships this year from the Stamford Woman’s Club, with SWC President Betty Jean Martinik and keynote speaker Juanita James Williams. STAMFORD — The Stamford Woman’s Club awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 20 Stamford students last week during a ceremony at the First Methodist Church in Stamford. The SWC, which was […] [Read More]
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Board of Finance budget cuts: The full list

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STAMFORD — Board of Finance Clerk Lorraine Gilden has provided a complete list of the Board of Finance’s reductions to Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal. Finance board members slashed $7 million in total from the mayor’s $515.4 million proposed operating budget, tentatively lowered the general property tax increase for next fiscal year from 4.9 to 3.5 percent. […] [Read More]

Board of Finance reduces mayor’s proposed budget increase

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  STAMFORD — The Board of Finance cut $7 million from Mayor David Martin’s proposed operating budget Thursday, tentatively lowering the property tax increase to 3.5 percent for next fiscal year. Martin, who was elected in November and took office Dec. 1, unveiled his first budget proposal in early March. The original $515.4 million spending […] [Read More]
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Board of Finance set to cut budget

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STAMFORD — The Board of Finance will meet tonight to go over Mayor David Martin’s budget proposal and vote on possible reductions. Under city Charter, the finance board can cut, but not add or redistribute funding to the mayor’s spending package. The six-member board typically goes through the budget page by page identifying places where […] [Read More]
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Zoning application filed for “hole in the ground” development

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STAMFORD — I know we’ve heard this before, but it looks like the “hole in the ground” on Tresser Boulevard is actually going to be filled. Stamford developer Tom Rich, who bought the property last year in partnership with Ironstate Development Co., filed an application with the Zoning Board this week to build 672 apartment units […] [Read More]
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Republican Town Committee passes anti-tax resolution

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ABOVE: Republican Town Committee Chair Eva Maldonado STAMFORD — The Republican Town Committee unanimously voted to pass a resolution this week denouncing Mayor David Martin’s proposed budget and property tax increase. The mayor has put forth a 515.4 million proposed spending package, which calls for a 5 percent property tax increase next fiscal year. The […] [Read More]

Board of Reps considering Office of Operations budget tonight

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  STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Fiscal Committee is working its way through Mayor David Martin’s $515.4 million budget proposal for next fiscal year. Tonight, committee members will begin its review of the Office of Operations’ $42.7 million spending package. City Fleet Manager Michael Scacco, Solid Waste and Recycling Supervisor Dan Colleluori and Land […] [Read More]
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Board of Reps meets tonight

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives will meet tonight and is set to vote on a slew of board and commission appointments. The Appointments Committee endorsed 13 of Mayor David Martin’s nominations for seats on several boards, including the Water Pollution Control Authority, Environmental Protection Board and Historic Preservation Commission. It’s now up to the […] [Read More]