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Recent:
  • Stamford Advocate
  • Greenwich Time
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  • New Haven Register

Recent articles by Brianna:

Stamford's Hunt center knocked down after years of neglect. Next iteration? Green space.

All that remained Friday afternoon of the former Edward J. Hunt Recreation Center were piles of rubble and a portion of the brick facade. → Read More

Stamford Rabbi Mark Golub, founder of Jewish Broadcasting Service, remembered for his wit and heart

Rabbi Mark Golub, founder of Chavurat Aytz Chayim in Stamford in the early 1970s and led Chavurat Deevray Torah in Greenwich, remembered by family, friends. → Read More

Stamford planned to hire an outside firm to allocate COVID business grants. Now it will do it in-house.

The city agreed to hire an outside firm to parcel out the grants to struggling small businesses, but eight months after the approval, the money remains unspent. → Read More

In Stamford, a downtown diner manager runs against a veteran city representative for a state House seat

A longtime city representative and the manager of a downtown dining fixture have kicked off their campaigns for the state House’s 148th District seat. → Read More

Stamford expected to follow New Haven, Hartford in push for permanent free bus service

Fares are set to return April 1 after a yearlong break that was supported by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. → Read More

I-95 in CT ranks as most congested corridor in USA beating out LA; Merritt Parkway also makes top 10

Interstate 95 South from Westport, through Norwalk and Stamford to Greenwich, ranked as the most congested traffic corridor in the USA. I-95 North ranked No. 3. → Read More

In Stamford, closed-door interviews of special election candidates draw ire of some Democrats

The head of the city’s Democratic Party, Robin Druckman, is standing by her decision regarding the process to choose their candidate for the special election. → Read More

For Stamford special election, Figueroa nabs Democratic endorsement by one vote over Jacobson

City Rep. Anabel Figueroa, a Democrat, and Republican Olga Anastos will vie for the 148th state House District seat previously held by Dan Fox who resigned. → Read More

Stamford adds 7,900 vehicles and $1.3M to tax rolls with help of contracted investigator

Shelton-based Municipal Tax Services has identified Stamford vehicles not registered with the city over the past 3 years and is now seeking a contract renewal. → Read More

Greenwich's Stephen Song is winning big as a pro poker player: 'Life's pretty good'

At age 27, Stephen Song has won more than $5 million and won the World Poker Tour Prime Championship in Las Vegas, becoming Global Poker Index's player of the year. → Read More

Who will Democrats, Republicans endorse for the 148th state House District special election?

The 148th state House District extends from Glenbrook south to the Cove in Stamford. The election will fill a seat vacated by Democrat Dan Fox, who resigned. → Read More

Only the state can fix Stamford's own 'Boulevard of Death,' officials say

Washington Boulevard, which has recorded the most pedestrian deaths of any street in the city over the past few years, is a state road the city cannot make safer. → Read More

Two ex-Stamford school board members are in a contest to return to the board. One is party endorsed.

A Board of Representatives committee will interview Jennienne Burke, who received the endorsement of the Stamford Democratic City Committee, and Jackie Pioli. → Read More

Stamford Board of Reps denied a new community liaison role. Simmons had already tapped someone for the job.

Mayor Caroline Simmons wanted the Rev. Winton Hill for the role of public safety community engagement liaison but the Board of Representatives objected to the role. → Read More

Stamford's Fine Fettle dispensary opens doors Tuesday to recreational cannabis customers

To eliminate long lines and an overflowing parking lot, Fine Fettle Stamford required customers to pre-order products online and schedule a pickup time. → Read More

What is Stamford doing with $6M+ in federal funds? Building a library branch, replacing streetlights.

The largest earmark from the 2023 federal omnibus bill — $3 million — is for the construction of a Ferguson Library branch in the East Side neighborhood. → Read More

Two Stamford pedestrians were killed in December. The Greenwich driver wasn't arrested for 5 weeks. Here's why.

Stamford Police said they wanted to build a 'strong case' before an arrest and pointed to other cases that took several months before an arrest was announced. → Read More

Two Greenwich nonprofits see dividends as part of the massive federal omnibus package

The 2023 federal omnibus bill included $100,000 for YWCA Greenwich and $1M for Family Centers among other Fairfield County earmarks. → Read More

2022 'was one of the deadliest years' for pedestrians. Here's how Stamford officials plan to fix it.

The 70 pedestrian deaths statewide in 2022 were the most in decades. Stamford's traffic safety task force is working to bring that down in the city. → Read More

Some Stamford property owners 'panicking' over reval. Full tax increase not yet known.

The top question on the minds of members of the Board of Representatives is how the property revaluation will affect taxes. → Read More