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.
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.
Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. holds a picture of an Ukrainian hero and anti-occupation activist, poet Taras Shevchenko. The museum is organizing an exhibit to celebrate the bicentennial year of his birth.
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Decorative panels adorn the exterior of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn.
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The Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. was established in the 1930s in an old mansion on 9 acres in the city's Glenbrook neighborhood. It's associated with the Eastern rite of the Catholic church.
The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.
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.