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  1. Temple Beth El Announces Its Annual Cantor's ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    Upcoming Cantor's Concert at Temple Beth El in Stamford features Cantors Fishman and Herman in an "Evening of Our Favorite Things" Temple Beth El of Stamford, Conn., has announced its 2015 Cantor's Concert on Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. The event, called "An Evening of Our Favorite Things," will feature TBE's own Cantor Magda Fishman and Cantor Randy Herman from Bet Torah in Mount Kisco, NY. Over the course of their extraordinary musical careers, Cantors Fishman and Herman have collected a remarkable mix of songs and melodies - from Jewish rock to gospel, liturgy to Israeli music, jazz to Broadway.

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  2. Stamford Traffic Advisory: Bridge Inspections To Close Lanes of I-95Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Patch.com

    Bridge inspection crews will be working on I-95 in Stamford and that work will force the closure of lanes of the highway in each direction between Exits 6 and 8, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. There will be right and left lane closures on I-95 northbound between 9 a.m. and noon.

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  3. Stamford's Ferguon Library To Screen Documentary, Hold Woodwind ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Stamford Daily Voice

    The Ferguson Library will host a screening of the documentary "Compadre Huashayo" followed by a concert performance at the Main Library, DiMattia Building in Stamford at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The cross-cultural documentary chronicles the journey of Grammy Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank, as she became the first North American composer to score a symphony for an orchestra made up entirely of native Ecuadorian instruments.

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  4. Stamford High Picks New Principal In Wake Of Teacher-Student Sex ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Stamford Daily Voice

    Stamford High School has a new leader after a rocky year that saw the principal and assistant principal arrested and the school system moving to fire them as part of the fallout from a teacher sex scandal. Raymond D. Manka, who is currently an assistant principal at Norwalk High School, will take over the reins at Stamford High School on July 1, it was announced Tuesday.

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  5. Young Darien Filmmaker To Debut First Movie At Greenwich FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The New Canaan Daily Voice

    ... to be opening in Greenwich,'' said Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of New York University. He also graduated from King in Stamford in 2006. "We think it's the perfect place to debut." The Greenwich Film Festival is a first-time event. The festival, ...

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  6. Hamilton to retire as superintendentRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Superintendent Dr. Winifred Hamilton announces her plans to step down as superintendent during the Stamford Board of Education meeting at the Stamford Government Center in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Photo: Jason Rearick Joyce Griffin holds a sign during the Stamford Board of Education meeting at the Stamford Government Center in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

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  7. Stamford husband of late reporter advocates in her honorRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Todd Crawford poses with a photograph of his deceased wife, Lisa Colagrossi - a reporter for WABC in New York City, in their home in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Lisa died of a brain aneurysm in March and Todd is helping to lead the charge in bringing awareness and funds to fight the condition by partnering with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to lobby lawmakers in Washington for more research funding.

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  8. Stamford, St. Joseph move on to FCIAC softball championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    ... on the outcome of the two games between No. 1 St. Joseph and No. 4 Westhill or No. 2 Darien against third-seeded Stamford, there could have been an inner-city rivalry game between the Knights and Vikings or a showcase of the FCIAC's two best ...

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  9. New Principal For Stamford High Is AppointedRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Patch.com

    After a month-long extensive search, interview, and selection process, Stamford Public Schools along with Superintendent Dr. Winifred Hamilton and the Stamford Board of Education announced Tuesday night that Raymond D. Manka has been appointed as Principal of Stamford High School. Manka's appointment is effective July 1, capping a year-long microscopic review of the school's operations following the revelation an English teacher carried out an affair with an under-aged student and that administrators failed to report the incident as required by state law.

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  10. Stamford School Superintendent Winifred Hamilton Announces She Will RetireRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Following a sex scandal involving a high school teacher, and the failure to report the situation, Winifred Hamilton announces she's retiring Hamilton's administration has been under fire since the revelation nearly a year ago that a firer Stamford High School english teacher carried on an affair with an underaged student - a situation that went unreported to state authorities as required by law. Since then, the teacher, Danielle Watkins has been convicted of sexual assault and is serving a five-year prison sentence and two high school administrators have received a special form of probation following their arrest for failing to contact authorities.

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  11. New Principal for Stamford High in Wake of Sex ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

    Raymond Manka, who currently serves as Norwalk High School assistant principal, will take over as principal of Stamford High School in July. Principal Donna Valentine and assistant principal Roth Nordin were implicated in the case for allegedly failing to report a student-teacher relationship to authorities, as required by law.

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  12. Briefly ...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Priceline Group is investing an additional $250 million in Ctrip.com International , which operates travel booking websites focused on the China market. Norwalk-based Priceline owns Kayak Software , based in Stamford.

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  13. Stamford school superintendent announces retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | News12.com

    She also issued a statement saying public trust has been diminished ever since the Stamford High School teacher sex scandal last year that lead to three administrators being place on leave.

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  14. Leone Backs Signing of Women's Veterans Program LawRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Patch.com

    State Sen. Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) issued a statement of thanks to Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday after the governor signed into law a Senate bill that establishes the Connecticut Women Veterans' Program. The law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, ...

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  15. GOP leaders: Labriola scripting exit as party bossRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... the dais with GOP presidential contender, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla. at the Prescott Bush Awards Dinner in Stamford. The event is the party's marquee annual fundraiser and Labriola has endorsed Rubio for president. "He's not running again," said ...

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  16. Stamford Police Charge Teen With Hiding Crack In His PantsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Stamford Daily Voice

    A Stamford teen was arrested on charges of having a load of crack cocaine in his pants early Tuesday, police said. Michael J. Catchings, 19, of 1584 North Ave., was charged with possession of narcotics, sale of illegal drugs and failure to wear a seat belt, police said.

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  17. Ballet School Invites Stamford to Palace TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Rehearsal! We hope you will join us Friday May 29th at Stamford Center for the Arts - The Palace Theatre for a great evening of dance.

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  18. Stamford Public Education Foundation Appoints New CEORead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... Co-President of SPEF's Board of Directors, said in a statement. "Matt has a solid understanding of the Stamford community and its richly diverse education environment. He brings a solid combination of leadership, vision, and creativity to SPEF's ...

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  19. The WorkPlace seeks to link jobs, trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... , president and CEO of Bridgeport-based The WorkPlace , recently told a room of 50 at Sacred Heart University 's Stamford campus at Landmark Square that an ongoing challenge is to structure plans that have job seekers and employers working in ...

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  20. Charter acquiring TWC for $56.7BRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Charter CEO Tom Rutledge, left, speaks in October 2012 with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Catherine Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, at Charter's headquarters at 400 Atlantic Street in Stamford, Conn. On May 26, 2015, Charter announced a $56.7 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable, until 2008 based in Stamford.

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