Stories By Brianna Gurciullo

  • Peter Rogers Florist in Stamford to close after nearly 50 years Owner Peter Rogers says, "There’s not as much need for flower designers or a florist that can provide custom service as there used to be."
  • Stamford's top tax delinquents owe $2.2 million combined The listed owner of an island property on Wallacks Drive owes the most, according to data from the Stamford tax collector’s office. 
  • After years in long-term care, Stamford child comes home "I feel complete," said Katherine Rivera, the mother of Maria Rebollar, now her 6-year-old daughter is home from a long-term hospital care after years.
  • Stamford officials worry about year-round beer garden noise Half Full Brewery founder Conor Horrigan says he's aware of noise concerns that might come from the year-round beer garden he's proposing.
  • Gold Star mother to receive 'Patriot Award' Pat Parry, whose son Brian Bill was killed in Afghanistan, has been given one of the Stamford Veterans Park Partnership's highest honors.
  • Town clerk tells FBI of ‘mishandling’ of absentee ballots Stamford town clerk Lyda Ruijter sent a letter to the FBI after she found a two files of absentee ballot voters from 2017 in the computer archives.
  • Former CT Democratic leader found guilty in vote fraud case A judge on Monday found former Stamford Democratic City Committee chair John Mallozzi guilty of second-degree forgery and making false statements in absentee balloting.
  • Here’s why Reps punted the vote on Glenbrook’s Community Center The Board of Representatives opted to wait a month to vote on the Glenbrook Community Center after the Board of Finance altered the agreement.
  • Former mayoral aide to join Stamford’s Board of Finance Laura Burwick, a Democrat, will replace David Mannis, who resigned from the Board of Finance because of plans to move to Europe.
  • Stamford was subpoenaed for 2017 election records, FOIA shows City officials received a federal grand jury subpoena last year seeking data and emails from around the time of the 2017 municipal election.
  • Rapidly deteriorating Hunt center heads toward demolition Preservationist groups have said parts of the building have historic significance, but city inspectors say the building poses a safety hazard.
  • Will Glenbrook Community Center become an apartment complex? The city’s Board of Representatives is expected to discuss a proposal to redevelop the former Glenbrook Community Center into an income-restricted apartment complex.
  • Told of FBI probe, only 1 witness takes stand in vote fraud trial After closing arguments Friday in the vote fraud case of former Democratic Party Chair John Mallozzi, Judge Kevin Randolph’s decision is set for Sept. 12.
  • Judge: FBI looking into possible city election ‘illegalities’ The judge made the announcement during the ongoing trial of former Stamford Democratic Committee Chair John Mallozzi for absentee voter fraud in the 2015 election.
  • Judge won’t acquit former city Dem chair of vote fraud After resuming testimony in the trial of John Mallozzi begun last month, the judge denied the defense attorney’s request to end the proceedings.
  • Celebrity gossip, sightings in and around Connecticut in August Celebrity highlights include a visit from the "Jersey Shore" crew and several big-name musicians performing for hungry fans during the Hey Stamford! Food Festival.
  • Does ex-Dem Party chair’s handwriting match the forged ballots? John Mallozzi provided hundreds of writing samples to investigators over the course of several hours in a small room without a break, his lawyer said.
  • When ex-Democratic Party chair’s trial resumes, will he testify? John Mallozzi’s lawyer said the defense’s witness list includes former Mayor David Martin; current and past town clerks; and police officers.
  • City reps., mayor clash over plan to redevelop Glenbrook center A Board of Representatives committee narrowly voted against approving a property sale that would pave the way for 51 affordable housing units at the closed community center.
  • Stamford earned AAA bond ratings. Here’s why that matters. Following the rating decisions which reaffirmed Stamford’s ability to borrow money at a low rate, the city sold $40 million in general obligation bonds.