Robert Mislow is executive director of Smith House, a nursing home operated by the city of Stamford. Smith House is celebrating its 50th year providing rehabilitative and long-term care for the area's seniors.
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 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.
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.