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Courts
4:40 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Skakel released from prison after more than 11 years

Defense attorney Hubert Santos and Michael Skakel (right) stand at the podium as Santos makes a short statement following his client's release from custody outside the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out. WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.

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Stamford Public Schools
4:49 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Stamford considers 5th graders to middle school, New Canaan shows model

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

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Stamford Public Schools
5:18 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Parents react to overcrowding at Stamford schools

Loïc Williams, 7, of North Stamford at home reading one of his books.
Credit Williams family

Stamford is growing. That’s not a bad thing but its 16-thousand student school district is rapidly facing serious overcrowding. In fact, many of its elementary schools will be over capacity starting next year. School administrators have offered up som e solutions but the options – and the timetable - have parents deeply concerned. 

    

  

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Election 2013
8:43 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Former police chief wins Norwalk mayoral race

Harry Rilling at the podium during his victory party Tuesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn as Congressman Jim Himes celebrated next to him.
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Former Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling, a democrat, has defeated the incumbent Mayor Richard Moccia, a republican.

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Election 2013
12:11 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Democrat Martin is Stamford's next mayor

David Martin after his victory in the Stamford mayoral election

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. 

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.

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