Doris Callahan, 81, Longtime Stamford Resident

by Anthony BuzzeoToday

Doris Sandow Callahan, a longtime Stamford resident, died on Tuesday, April 5, at the Bethel Health Care Center at the age of 81. She was born in Stamford and lived there until moving to Newtown with her husband, Robert, in 2006.

Callahan attended Stamford schools and graduated from Stamford High School in 1947. She and Robert were married in 1951 and would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 14.

She loved reading and traveling. Her travels took her to such places as California, Hawaii, Ireland, England and Germany. Callahan also loved getting

Read More

Stamford Man Indicted in Extortion Case

by Anthony BuzzeoToday

Nicola “Nick” Melia of Stamford has been indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of collecting extensions of credit by extortionate means, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut David B. Fein announced.

Melia, 78, made “street loans” to a person in Fairfield County and threatened the person with violence if the loan was not repaid, Fein said in a release. The indictment  said the threats were made between Nov. 15, 2010, and Jan. 30, the release said. The indictment was returned Tuesday in New Haven.  

Melia was arrested on March 23 and

Read More

Pavia: Construction Brightens Stamford's Future

by Anthony Buzzeo04/06/11

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia believes his city is headed in the right direction, even in the middle of a difficult budget season, as he looks at all of the recent and planned construction.

“The interesting thing is the future is now,” Pavia said, pointing to a future map of Stamford’s South End during his State of the City address Wednesday.

The new office and apartment space in the South End will include the Gateway building, which will be by the Stamford Transportation Center, and the Lofts at Yale and Towne in Harbor Point, which has already rented all of its

Read More

Mark Your Stamford Calendar

by Anthony Buzzeo04/06/11

Thursday, April 7

2 p.m. Power Point 2003, Ferguson Library Main Branch

6 p.m. State Rep. Michael Molgano Community Office Hours, 7th Floor, Government Center

6:30 p.m. Board of Finance Special Budget Meeting, 4th Floor, Government Center

6:30 p.m. Haiti Through Its Poets, Ferguson Library, South End Branch

Friday, April 8

10 a.m. Autism Awareness Event, First Floor Lobby, Government Center

5 p.m. Care Fishing Class, Cafeteria, 4th Floor, Government Center

Saturday, April 9

10 a.m. Learn ESL on the Computer, Ferguson Library,

Read More

Stamford Woman Works with Angels

by Fenella Pearson04/06/11

To families with a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, Angel Dazzo, an award-winning real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Stamford, is indeed an angel. She is the founder of Angels for Alzheimer’s Cure, a grassroots committee that raises money for research and community marketing. Since 2004, the “Angels” have donated more than $350,000 to the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Angel Dazzo’s efforts were recently rewarded when she received an award that did not involve selling houses. She was named “Connecticut Realtor Volunteer

Read More

Rosa Koda, Part of Stamford’s Ukrainian Community

by Anthony Buzzeo04/05/11

Stamford resident Rosa Koda, 91, died Sunday at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Strylbici, in the Staro-Sambirsky region of Ukraine on Sept. 19, 1919.

Since coming to the United States about 60 years ago, Koda has been a devout member of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral and Stamford’s Ukrainian community.

Koda is survived by her daughter Irene, son in-law Bohdan, and a granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband Simon Koda and her brother John Kubycz.

A Panahyda Service for friends and family will be held Wednesday from 5 to

Read More

Fire Union Head Speaks Up for Workers Rights

by Brendan Keatley, President of the Stamford Professional Firefighters Association04/05/11

The following article is a transcript of the speech given by Brendan Keatley, president of the Stamford Professional Firefighters Association, at Monday’s “We Are One” rally in Stamford. The Daily Stamford welcomes the opinions of its readers. Please send opinion articles to reporter Anthony Buzzeo at . 

I would like to thank all of you for attending this important rally to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the tragic event that took place 43 years ago today.  While Dr. King is best known as our nation’s champion

Read More

Walkathon To Honor Memory of Stamford Brothers

by Anthony Buzzeo04/05/11

The second annual Celebration of Life Walkathon sponsored by the Josh and Tyler Stephens Memorial Fund will take place Saturday, April 30, at Cove Island Park in Stamford. Money raised will go toward the fund, which awards children for athletic and academic achievements.

“This is our second time hosting this walkathon, and last year we’ve not only accomplished our fundraising goals but continued to increase awareness for the fund,” Davette Stephens, Josh and Tyler’s mother, said in a statement. “With the help of Stamford businesses and community leaders, we anticipate

Read More

UConn Students Celebrate at Stamford Campus

by Anthony Buzzeo04/04/11

“We’re doing good, but we need to go harder,” UConn-Stamford student Diana Montoya said when her Huskies were down two at halftime of the men’s basketball national championship game Monday night. Montoya’s words must have gotten into Jim Calhoun’s huddle — the Huskies went on a 34-19 run in the second half to defeat Butler University, 53-41.

Montoya was one of 200 students and staff watching the game from the concourse at the Stamford campus. It was the best spot for the students, who were surrounded by their friends and classmates who share in their school pride.

Read More

Public Workers Rally in Stamford on Day King Died

by Anthony Buzzeo04/04/11

Hector Lopez and about 200 other union workers rallied outside the Stamford Government Center on Monday in support of workers’ bargaining rights. The “We Are One” gathering of the Stamford Coalition of Public Service Unions marked the day in 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down.

“The big bankers attack the working class. … I am here for justice,” Lopez said as he waved his sign.

Lopez was doing double duty, supporting not only the Transit Workers Union, but the Puerto Rican Independence Movement as well. He said the two are very similar, fighting

Read More

Norwalk Hospital

salutes Karen Tricarico


Mrs. Donna Hempstead | Wolfpit (Norwalk)
Pam Sullivan | Miller-Driscoll (Wilton)
CAROL PROVENZANO | Our Lady Star of the Sea (Stamford)
Kevin Santiana | Hurlbutt (Weston)
Amy Francoletti | Stratfield (Fairfield)



Debbie McQuilkin

Founded hockey team for disabled players





© 2011 The Daily Stamford All rights reserved.