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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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Conn. man among detained activists
9:42 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Friends, family show support for activist held in Russia

Signs showing support at Saturday's vigil for Greenpeace activists being held in Russia
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Nearly 70 people gathered in Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday night to hold a candle-light vigil in support of a local man who is being held by the Russian government.

Environmental activist Peter Willcox is the captain of a Greenpeace ship. He and his crew were apprehended when they tried to put a banner on a Russian oil platform to protest drilling in the Arctic.

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Election 2013
5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Norwalk mayor's race heats up but voter turnout is key

Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia (left), Challenger Harry Rilling (right)
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The upcoming mayoral election in Norwalk pits a former police chief against his former boss, the city’s current mayor. Despite their longtime working relationship, Democrat Harry Rilling is hoping voters see the differences between himself and Republican Mayor Dick Moccia. Election officials say turnout will ultimately decide the election. 

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