Stories By Brianna Gurciullo

  • Downtown diner manager vs. city rep for state House seat A longtime city representative and the manager of a downtown dining fixture have kicked off their campaigns for the state House’s 148th District seat.
  • Stamford expected to call for permanent free bus service Fares are set to return April 1 after a break that was supported by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.
  • CT's I-95, Merritt rank in top 10 most congested corridors in US “It kind of confirms what the locals have known for a long time,” said Commuter Action Group Founder Jim Cameron. “And I don’t see it necessarily getting any better. 
  • In Stamford, closed-door interviews of candidates draw ire The head of the city’s Democratic Party is standing by her decision to restrict who could sit in on a meeting to interview two people who were seeking the party’s endorsement to run in a special state House election.
  • For special election, Figueroa nabs Democratic endorsement City Rep. Anabel Figueroa, a Democrat, and Republican Olga Anastos will vie for the 148th state House District seat previously held by Dan Fox who resigned.
  • Stamford adds 7,900 vehicles, $1.3M to tax rolls Shelton-based Municipal Tax Services has identified Stamford vehicles not registered with the city over the past 3 years and is now seeking a contract renewal.
  • Greenwich's Stephen Song is winning big as a pro poker player At age 27, Stephen Song has won more than $5 million and won the World Poker Tour Prime Championship in Las Vegas, becoming Global Poker Index's player of the year.
  • Who will Dems, Republicans endorse for 148th District election? The election, slated for Feb. 28, is to fill the state House seat of Democrat Dan Fox, who resigned in January.
  • Only the state can fix Stamford's 'Boulevard of Death' Washington Boulevard, the road where two pedestrians were killed last month, has been the deadliest street in the city in recent years, officials say. 
  • In Stamford, two ex-school board members look to make comeback A Board of Representatives committee will interview Jennienne Burke, who received the Stamford Democratic City Committee endorsement, and Jackie Pioli for the open board seat.
  • Board of Reps said no to Simmons' new community liaison role Mayor Caroline Simmons wanted the Rev. Winton Hill for the role of public safety community engagement liaison but the Board of Representatives objected to the role.
  • Fine Fettle Stamford opens doors to recreational cannabis buyers To eliminate long lines and an overflowing parking lot, Fine Fettle Stamford required customers to pre-order products online and schedule a pickup time.
  • How is Stamford using $6M+ in federal funds? The largest earmark from the 2023 federal omnibus bill — $3 million — is for a Ferguson Library branch in the East Side neighborhood. 
  • Why it took weeks to arrest Greenwich man in Stamford crash Stamford Police said they wanted to build a 'strong case' before an arrest and pointed to other cases that took several months before an arrest was announced.
  • 2 Greenwich nonprofits see dividends in federal omnibus bill The 2023 federal omnibus bill included $100,000 for YWCA Greenwich and $1 million for Family Centers among other Fairfield County earmarks.
  • With traffic deaths up in 2022, here's Stamford's plan to fix it The 70 pedestrian deaths statewide in 2022 were the most in decades. Stamford's Vision Zero task force is working to make the city safer.
  • In Stamford, some property owners 'panicking' over revaluation The top question on the minds of members of the Board of Representatives is how the property revaluation will affect taxes.
  • Stamford legal affairs director leaves for Hartford job Doug Dalena will return to Hartford as general counsel in the state treasurer’s office, which will soon be led by Erick Russell, a Democrat elected in November.
  • Attorney says Stamford has no power to set term limits Attorney Steve Mednick said state statute only allows municipalities certain powers, and setting term limits for elected officials aren't among them.
  • How could Stamford benefit from the mayor's global focus? From a trip to The Hague to a visit from a U.K. trade commissioner, Caroline Simmons has brought an international focus to the mayor's office.