Stories By Brianna Gurciullo

  • Of $150K she loaned to her mayoral run, Simmons recovers $4K Last year’s mayoral race was the most expensive in city history, with a total of $1.5 million raised by four candidates for the November race.
  • More than 15,000 tickets sold for Stamford’s Alive at Five series One of this year’s four shows was canceled after a member of the headlining band, Walk the Moon, tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Stevenson wins GOP primary in 4th Congressional District Jayme Stevenson, a former Darien First Selectwoman who describes herself as a “fiscally conservative, socially libertarian Republican,” won the Republican primary to run against Democrat Jim Himes in CT’s 4th Congressional District.
  • Water main work slated for Harbor Point beginning next week Aquarion warned of minor traffic delays and possible detours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. because of the construction.
  • Everything Stamford voters need to know about the party primaries Because of redistricting, some voters will head to a polling place that is different from where they have voted previously.
  • Despite ‘cascade of failures,’ man returns from cross-ocean sail David Tunick’s solo trip reminded him of “A Tale of Two Cities” — “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
  • Board of Reps urges city to keep 5 acres instead of selling it The board voted unanimously to recommend that the city retain the properties as a “preserve.”
  • Republican Steve Garst newest Board of Reps member Garst, a Springdale business owner and co-founder of the Stamford Neighborhood Coalition, has taken Charles Florio’s place.
  • Was former Stamford Democratic leader behind ballot 'scheme'? Throughout the trial so far, John Mallozzi’s lawyer has tried to paint the town clerk’s office as dysfunctional in 2015.
  • Lawyer: Ex-Dem party head victim of ‘selective prosecution’ After three days of testimony in the case against former Stamford Democratic Party chair John Mallozzi, the judge adjourned the proceedings for a month.
  • Former Stamford clerk grilled for 4 hours in ballot fraud trial The trial of John Mallozzi is scheduled to continue Wednesday and could wrap up as soon as Friday.
  • Lawyer: Mallozzi is ‘patsy’ in state ballot fraud case The first trial day of former city Democratic Party head John Mallozzi began with testimony by the town clerk who gave him blank absentee ballots.
  • Absentee ballot fraud trial begins for ex-Dem party chair The investigation started when a resident tried to vote in person and was told he had already cast an absentee ballot.
  • City, Operating Engineers union reach deal for more pay The union agreed to move to the state’s healthcare plan and a flat fee for weather standby status in return for raises and COVID bonuses.
  • Stamford board debate what to do with vacant city properties While one city board thinks Stamford should try to sell vacant properties it owns, another board has said it shouldn’t bother with most of them.
  • ‘Heat wave discount’ for Alive at Five with X Ambassadors Those who buy tickets at the door will pay the same as those who purchased them in advance: $25.
  • Stamford promotes 3 of 4 firefighters who sued the city The candidates, who tested for captain and lieutenant spots, based their case on a city law that did not specify the method of counting scores.
  • Pet owners convince Mill River Park to keep its dog run in place It may be three years before the permanent space is finalized. In the meantime, Stamford volunteers are fundraising to give the existing dog park a “refresh.”
  • Stamford preservationists want to save oldest part of Hunt center In particular, Stamford’s Historic Preservation Advisory Commission hopes the city will find a way to save a portion of the complex that is about 157 years old.
  • Stamford finance board member to step down, move to Europe David Mannis, a Democrat who has served on the board since early 2020, is moving to Italy.