Kaomi Goetz

Reporter, WSHU-Fairfield County Public Radio

Kaomi is an award-winning journalist whose love for telling stories began during her childhood in Minnesota, where she spent countless hours writing and illustrating "books" with reams of paper requested from her parents. These days, her focus is decidedly on non-fiction, believing that some of the best stories to be told are true. Her work for the WSHU Public Radio Group is foused on Fairfield County, but she is heard regularly on all of our frequencies as well as on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  She's also reported for Planet Money, The World, Marketplace, Latino USA and WNYC's Studio 360. Kaomi is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Housing
5:18 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Study: Hartford worst city in nation for underwater homes, Bridgeport 10th

Of the top 100 cities around the country with homes under water financially, Hartford has the most. More than half of homeowners there owe more than their homes are worth, according to a study out Thursday. 

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Stamford
9:59 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Arts group mounts opposition to development plan for historic Stamford post office

Greenwich artist Debra Sherwood stands in front of the historic Stamford post office built in 1916.
Kaomi Goetz

The fate of a historic post office in downtown Stamford, Connecticut is still unclear – two years after it was closed. The nearly 100-year old building is one of dozens of historic post offices around the country being sold or scheduled to close in recent years. A developer plans to build a high-rise luxury apartment complex on the property but an arts group is fighting it. 

Save the Post Office - a website that chronicles the sales and closures of post offices nationwide. 

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Couple arrested on disorderly conduct charges
5:27 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell in Norwalk Superior Court over domestic dispute

Singer Paul Simon, left, and his wife Edie Brickell appear at a hearing in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday April 28, 2014 in Norwalk, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff, Pool

Paul Simon told a Connecticut judge on Monday that it was a rare argument with wife Edie Brickell that led to the two of them being arrested on disorderly conduct charges over the weekend.

Police say a caller from their New Canaan home dialed 911 Saturday night and hung up. They say officers who responded found minor injuries and believed it was a case of domestic violence.

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Real Estate
9:43 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Big-time home sales stoking Northeast real estate market

The housing market is trying to regain its footing, yet sales have slipped in much of the country. One exception is in Connecticut, where sales – especially of expensive homes – are doing well. We look at one history-making sale in Greenwich, Connecticut that's setting the tone for springtime homesellers. 

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Neighborhoods
3:32 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Former Yerwood Center employee seeking injunction against closing programs

Attorneys for a former teacher at Stamford’s Yerwood Center and the center itself appeared in Stamford Superior Court Monday. Bonnie Campbell of Stamford charges the center is seeking to illegally shut down federally-funded programs. 

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