David Martin

Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy

Jul 25, 2014
Craig LeMoult

A woman was hit by a car and killed earlier this week while walking in a crosswalk near downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The incident is just one of many pedestrian accidents seen in the state each year, as advocates ask for more steps to make streets safer for pedestrians.

As Priyanka Joshi crossed the Stamford street where the fatal accident occurred earlier this week, she pushed a baby stroller and held the hand of her older child.

“I’m always scared. Whenever I come out, for the kids, I’m scared.”

Kaomi Goetz

Officials in Stamford, Connecticut are calling a downtown shooting that left five injured this past weekend ‘random,’ but pledge more police protection in the future. 

A former Stamford human resources director who was embroiled in a contentious battle with the city’s professional firefighters two years ago is now up for the same job in Norwalk. 

Stamford mayor to host live stream, take questions

Mar 11, 2014

Stamford Mayor David Martin is planning to address citizens this week via the Internet.  He says he plans to be the first mayor in the state to use social media to host a live video stream to interact with citizens.

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GooglePlus link: https://plus.google.com/events/cmcov4af4o72t6fjp5vktmougos

Kaomi Goetz

First-term Stamford Mayor David Martin is proposing a tax increase of 1.17 mills or nearly 5 percent for the 2014-15 budget year. Martin is presenting his budget to the city’s Board of Finance Monday night. The mayor says his $515 million budget includes funding to fix longstanding structural issues.