Stamford, you have company. Today, the team at Main Street Connect, which publishes this community news website, opened 32 new websites next door in Westchester County, N.Y. It’s the largest media launch of its kind in the nation, and it's all thanks to you. We’re building on the tremendous support we’ve gotten from readers and advertisers in Fairfield County to expand our dream of bringing neighbors everywhere their news. We’re also introducing new features to TheDailyStamford, which we hope you’ll like and use.
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A tornado watch has been issued for Fairfield County through 8 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service. The watch was issued at 1:06 p.m. and also includes New Haven County, 10 counties in southeast New York and five counties in Northeast New Jersey.
If you see a funnel cloud or other signs of a tornado, take cover immediately. Flying debris causes most tornado-related deaths and injuries.
At 6 a.m., the service issued a hazardous weather alert, stating that there is a slight probability of severe thunderstorms in the area, because of a cold front that is expected to ...
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It appears that the Stamford man arrested for torturing young men in Westchester County, also approached people in Connecticut, police say. Westchester County Police Department Detectives have located several people in the Bridgeport and New Haven areas who say they were approached by Lawrence Bottone.
“These persons did not agree to participate in Mr. Bottone’s bogus ‘training program,’” Westchester’s Public Safety Commissioner George N. Longworth said in a press release. “However, the fact that he was approaching people in Connecticut leads us to believe that there may be ...
Himes: Raising the U.S. Debt Ceiling Is Inevitable
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, was one of the lawmakers who voted Tuesday in favor of a proposal that would have raised the nation’s debt ceiling, but the proposal was overwhelmingly voted down in the House of Representatives, 318-97.
The federal government reached its statutory debt limit May 16, and the proposal would have increased the nation’s borrowing limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. Himes was one of 97 Democrats who voted for the proposal, which he said would have raised the nation’s debt ceiling by a “reasonable amount,” so the country could “continue to ...
Rosemene Francique, 47, of Stamford was arrested early Tuesday morning after she was found trespassing on an Atlantic Street property, police say. However for the police dealing with her, Francique, who remained defiant throughout her arrest, made the process quite a bit more physical.
First, she grabbed the groin of one of the arresting officers while being forced off of the property and then after being tackled to the ground and handcuffed, she bit the other one, police say. Once police were able to get Francique into police headquarters she continued to be non-compliant ...
Greenwich’s state legislators voted for a bill that would forbid cell towers from being sited near schools.
“This cell tower language properly prioritizes the safety of children, students and adults who work in schools and child care centers when siting cell towers in the vicinity of these venues,” said Rep. Livvy Floren (R-149).
The vote came last week on a bill prohibiting cell towers to be constructed within 250 feet of a school or commercial day care center unless the Siting Council finds there are no economically feasible alternatives within the municipality.
Zofia Witkowska, 100, of Stamford died on May 27. She was born in Poland on May 2, 1911.
She survived two world wars. During WWII, her husband Ludwick Witkowski was captured and held in both German and Russian POW camps. She lived in Communist Police before moving to the United States. She was very dedicated to her church and enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Witkowska is survived by her son, Jozef Witkowski and his wife, Danuta, of Stamford; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased ...
It's hot, and it's going to stay hot in Fairfield County this week. So, if you're in the market for a portable air conditioner, keep reading for some tips on how to buy one.
Highs will hit the low 80s Tuesday and it will be even hotter Wednesday, when temperatures will reach the mid-80s, the National Weather Service says. There also is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday. Skies should remain sunny later in the week, when temperatures may drop into the high 70s in Fairfield County.
To keep your family or home cool when you get home from the beach, click ...
Stamford Center Shines Spotlight on Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is a growing problem. But Lynn Tusa, Ivonne Zucco and others at Stamford’s Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education are doing their best to teach people about its dangers and to help its victims.
“They have to understand they have a voice and that help is out there,” Zucco, director of operations, said of victims.
When types of sexual assault are explained to people, some will remember past situations in which they felt uncomfortable and realize they are victims, too, Zucco said. The victims are not only children, but also adult men and ...
Stamford’s Memorial Day Parade honored many veterans Sunday, including an 87-year-old New York City vet who landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. The city paid special tribute to Michael Tasik for his bravery and service during World War II.
“I am so, so impressed and honored,” he said. “I never expected this recognition.”
Though he had fought under Gen. George Patton and taken part in the liberation of Paris—Tasik was still worried that he had not told all his family members what would be taking place Sunday. “I am going to catch it for ...