martin http://wshu.org en Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus http://wshu.org/post/stamfords-smith-house-faces-financial-woes-while-state-shifts-focus <p>Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's&nbsp;Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:57:02 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 13729 at http://wshu.org Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus Democrat Martin is Stamford's next mayor http://wshu.org/post/democrat-martin-stamfords-next-mayor <p>Democrat Stamford mayoral candidate David Martin defeated Republican Michael Fedele to become the city’s next mayor Tuesday night. Unofficial vote results had Martin clinching the victory by about 13-hundred votes.&nbsp;</p><p>By 9 p-m Fedele announced he was conceding after Martin took 11 of the 20 precincts. Democrats say Martin’s win was a result of grassroots support. They say Martin was able to tap into a feeling that city government had become less than transparent over the last four years. Martin acknowledged the work had just begun.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:11:03 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 7886 at http://wshu.org Democrat Martin is Stamford's next mayor