John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate

John Nickerson

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Recent articles by John:

Ceremony held for Stamford police officer killed responding to robbery

David Troy, 27, was killed by a man robbing Skipper's Bar in downtown Stamford 60 years ago. → Read More

Stamford man caught in Cove video charged with hate crime, assault

Police said Steven Michael Dudek used pepper spray on four men of color at Cove Island Park. → Read More

Police back on patrol for drunken drivers in Stamford

The Stamford Police Department has reinstated its drunken driving patrols in wake of recent tragic accidents that have left some in critical condition. → Read More

Stamford officer earns Badge 1 after nearly four decades on the force

Ed Rondano, the longest-serving patrol officer in the Stamford Police Department, was awarded Badge 1 in a special ceremony. → Read More

Defendants in Stamford fatal jewelry robbery plead not guilty

The trio off defendants, each from New York, Were arraigned via video at federal court in Bridgeport. → Read More

Police: Stamford man severely injured, loses fingers, in fireworks incident

Police applied tourniquets to stop bleeding from both of the man's hands. He was lighting fireworks when they went off, a witness told police. → Read More

Police: ‘Little Rascals’ shoplifting gang strikes Stamford twice

Police gave chase last week, recovered $2,000 worth of merchandise officials say was stolen from the Ridgeway Stop & Shop. → Read More

Multiple water rescues follow squall in Stamford, kayakers possibly missing

Police and fire personnel rescued two pairs of boaters Sunday. Despite an hours-long search, they were not able to find kayakers reported to be in distress. → Read More

Stamford police investigate gunshots fired at SUV

No injuries were reported in the incident on Riverside Avenue in Stamford, according to police. → Read More

Men charged in fatal Stamford jewelry store robbery to be arraigned

The sister of Marco Jewelers owner Mark Vuono expressed thanks to law enforcement for their work on the case. Vuono's son has reopened the jewelry store. → Read More

Police Chief Shaw to hold town hall meet in Stamford

The newly appointed chief will discuss where his department stands on current events and talk about its future. → Read More

Police looking for purse thieves in Stamford

Sgt. Sean Scanlan said the theft occurred on Friday as a woman was dining outside at a restaurant on Summer Street. → Read More

Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E Cheese files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) - Chuck E Cheese, the restaurant chain that became a Mecca for children and a crucible for many of their parents, is filing for bankruptcy protection. CEC Entertainment Inc. has reopened 266 of its 612 company-operated Chuck E Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, but did not elaborate on how willing parents are to again host birthday parties and other gatherings with so many… → Read More

Stamford police continue to investigate video, pepper spray allegation

Clip shows enraged white male confronting a group of Black men at Cove Island Park. → Read More

Stamford Police investigate after white man confronts, allegedly pepper sprays Black men

Video shows white male shouting at group of Black men at Cove Island Park. → Read More

Driver critical after fiery crash engulfs Maserati in Stamford

One city driver is in critical condition with burns after losing control of his powerful sports car on Westhill Road on Monday night. → Read More

Grant money available for child guardians

Stamford Probate Court Judge Gerald Fox reminds court appointed guardians that funds from the state may be available to them to help care for children. → Read More

Stamford stores targeted for vape compliance

Police checked two stores Thursday and found that both sold vaping products to minors without checking identification. → Read More

Free Covid-19 testing, food giveaway in Glenbrook

As well as testing, items such as masks, gloves, food and cleaning products will be given away at the Saturday morning event. → Read More

New charges filed in robbery, death of Stamford jewelry story owner

Prosecutors say the death penalty or life in prison is possible for two of the three charged in crime that took the life of Mark Vuono. → Read More