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Stamford mayor wants to hear about illegal housing, but his phone is not ringing

STAMFORD - Mayor David Martin wants to hear reports of apparent illegal apartments, commercial trucks illegally parked in neighborhoods, blighted properties and other zoning complaints. But almost no one is calling him. Martin posted his phone number on the city's website about three months ago. "We

NEWCANAANNEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-11-24 23:59:59

Is a plastic bag ban in Stamford's future?

STAMFORD - Will Stamford become the second Connecticut municipality to ban plastic shopping bags? While far from a done deal, city lawmakers have floated the idea of an ordinance similar to the one passed in Wesport in 2008 that bans most kinds of plastic bags. With lawmakers' support, Stamford coul

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-11-24 21:44:00

Stamford-area families in need of help during holiday season

Every Thursday and Sunday through the end of the year, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time will publish short stories about local families and people in need of a helping hand. The names of those included have been changed to protect their privacy. Each case will include an estimated dollar amo

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-11-24 18:51:18

Grandmother's inspiration spearheads Stamford gallery owner's mission to give back

STAMFORD - Fernando Luis Alvarez's grandmother had a simple philosophy: "Do small things in a great way." Alvarez, whose art gallery bearing his name opened nearly nine years ago at 96 Bedford St., took his grandmother Clementina's words to heart and established the Clementina Arts Foundation. "I al


Stamford family spends Thanksgiving together despite deportation order

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Miriam Martinez-Lemus and her family have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Martinez-Lemus came to the United States from Guatemala 25 years ago, but she was afraid she'd be sent back there this past Monday. They were overjoyed to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving

WTNH.COM - 2017-11-24 00:29:59

Teen Killed In Stamford Crash

STAMFORD, CT - A 19-year-old Stamford resident was killed during a crash Wednesday. The crash occurred on Washington Boulevard around 12:31 p.m. A 2006 BMW was traveling northbound on the street when the operator lost control and struck a tree, said Sgt. Andrew Gallagher. Stamford firefighters had t

PATCH - 2017-11-23 14:24:48

Stamford school board seat still up in air post-election

STAMFORD - The city just had an election, but the Board of Education, which is supposed to have nine members, has only eight. It's because - for now - Democrat Andy George holds claim to two seats. And Republican Dan Mena can't have one, even though it is reserved for a member of his party and he wa


November 22: Upcoming Events On The Stamford Calendar

Visit the Stamford Polish Club for a night of awesome, creative DIY music, including two touring acts from NYC. AGUA VIVA: From NYC by way of Buenos Aires, Josi Arias plays dreamy psych-pop with a hint of tropicalia. Her new album Piece of Water is available from the legendary Don Giovanni record la


Wasilla High's Ford earns Rotary teacher of the year award

WASILLA - Nathan Ford has been teaching and coaching in the Valley for 26 years and at Wasilla High School for 20 years. He's coached track and field, basketball, football, soccer and wrestling and instructed classes like Health and Outdoor Recreation. In the past two decades, he's left a lasting im

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-11-24 16:50:00

Wasilla man sentenced for sex trafficking through force, fraud, coercion

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man from Wasilla was sentenced on Tuesday for crimes the judge presiding over the case called "incredibly manipulative, coercive, and demeaning." The case dates back to an arrest made in January of 2016. At that time, troopers arrested Terry Lee Keehn II, 44, of Wasilla, for se

KTUU - 2017-11-23 16:03:00

Festive events light up Southcentral Alaska's holiday season

As Thanksgiving leftovers are packed away into bellies and refrigerators, many people's thoughts turn to Christmas decorations and lights. There are a number of festive lights-involved events (and other holiday-themed family events) going on in Southcentral Alaska. Here are some of them: Anchorage D

KTUU - 2017-11-24 19:10:00

2017 Mat-Su and Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries summery and update

All concerned with Mat-Su and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries and willing to participate in a dialogue with Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff are invited to attend a public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at Fire Station 61 on the Corner of Swanson Avenue and Lucille Street

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-11-24 10:54:00

WATCH: Colony High performs in the 2017 Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (KTUU) - For a few minutes, Colony High's band graced televisions across the country as they marched in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. For family and friends in Alaska, that video can be viewed above. In addition to the band's big TV debut, a former band member waved on screen for a moment a

KTUU - 2017-11-23 19:33:00

Assemblywoman looks to grow neighborhood watch

Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski, left, and Jeff Hartley describe a new neighborhood watch program during a meeting of the Chugiak Community Council Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the Elsie Oberg Community Center in Chugiak. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth) Civilian crime fighting efforts continue to

ALASKA STAR - 2017-11-24 20:47:49

Christmas Towne returns to Chugiak

Santa's helpers have been busily hanging Christmas decorations and stringing up lights at a Boy Scout camp in Chugiak, which for the second year is being transformed into a temporary holiday village. "We're putting on the final touches," Christmas Towne owner Cortney Moore said Monday, four days bef

ALASKA STAR - 2017-11-24 02:55:30

Shop Talk: In a recession, Skinny Raven rethinks how to measure success

This is an installment of Shop Talk, an occasional series of interviews with business owners in Alaska, focusing on the state economy and how it is affecting them. At running specialty store Skinny Raven Sports, new owner Daniel Greenhalgh is fed up with stories about Alaska's recession. The tough

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-25 01:40:57

Stories from the Past - Nov. 24: San Carlos Hotel sale announced

50 YEARS AGO: The three-story San Carlos Hotel, located at Fifth and State Streets, El Centro, has been sold by Joe Komenda, administrator of the John Brunner Estate, to long-time hotel manager Mrs. Agatha M. Gandy. A general face-lifting, repainting, refurbishing of the lobby, redecorating rooms an

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2017-11-24 09:00:00

Police investigating report of armed individual near Cattle Call Park

BRAWLEY -- A male subject was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday from a residence near Cattle Call and South El Centro drives in connection to a report of an armed individual. Brawley police apparently had negotiated the surrender of the male subject, according to police scanner traffic


Happening Today - Nov. 22: Beginning bridge game

HOLTVILLE - The Woman's Club of Holtville will have beginners bridge game at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 29 at the Clubhouse, 219 E. Sixth St. Public is invited to attend. EL CENTRO - Nov. 22 and Nov. 29: Substance Abuse Peer to Peer Support group Substance Abuse Peer to Peer Support Group (18 to 25 year


OPINION - Community Kudos: Congratulations on a job well done Jaime

Victor M. Jaime, superintendent/president of Imperial Valley College since 2012, has announced his intent to retire at the close of this current academic year. Jaime submitted his retirement letter to the board a week ago, and the trustees are expected to take action on it at their Dec. 13 meeting.