Stories By Brianna Gurciullo

  • Can Stamford make businesses put up solar canopies? Making developers add solar canopies to new buildings would depend on hooking up to Eversource or having them become an expensive battery charging station.
  • Celebrity gossip, sightings in and around Connecticut in June Stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, Haylie Duff, and Todd English were spotted in Connecticut in June.
  • Chef Todd English on why he’s opening a food hall at Stamford... Todd English will also be at the Hey Stamford! Food Festival in August and with fellow celebrity chef Aaron May will “attempt a world record.”
  • Officials: Regional police academy could counter staff shortages The Stamford Police Department has space for an academy at its new headquarters, Chief Tim Shaw said.
  • Hey Stamford! Food Fest to have cooking demos by celebrity chefs Chefs Todd English and Aaron May will lead cooking demos during the first weekend, to be joined by a soon-to-be announced roster of well-known chef friends.
  • Stamford man had both legs amputated. 5K race? 'Bring it on' About four years ago, Roman “Rome” Leykin lost both of his legs above the knee and suffered a traumatic head injury in a subway accident.
  • Stamford’s second Grind Up 420 Fest features 10 band for $10 Set for Club London in Glenbrook, the festival will showcase different bands, artists and genres that normally wouldn’t play shows together, organizers said.
  • Committee agrees: Army veteran will speed up permits in role Pending Board of Representatives approval, the city’s recently picked deputy director of operations will be paid an annual salary starting about $150,000.
  • 2 vacant Elm Street parcels may be back on the market The city will accept an offer of no less than $860,000 for one property. The lowest offer it will accept for the other is $120,000.
  • New Stamford special education paraeducator contract ups pay $4K A lawyer for the school board said attracting and retaining paraprofessionals has been a “huge problem” which is why the salary scale has increased.
  • Republicans Goldstein, Stevenson to face off for US House seat Whoever wins the Aug. 9 Republican primary will face off against Democrat Jim Himes to represent the 4th U.S. Congressional District.
  • ‘Flashback’ with Museum & Nature Center’s drive-in series The museum plans to show four movies and hold two concerts this summer as part of its drive-in “Flashback Series.”
  • Stamford public safety director announces plans to step down Ted Jankowski was first appointed as director of public safety, health, and welfare in 2012.
  • Stamford’s Independence Day fireworks return to Cummings Beach The city hasn’t held a July fireworks display at the beach since 2019.
  • Stamford Finance Board OKs Glenbrook affordable housing sale Some members expressed concern over “concentrations of low-income housing.” A city official pushed back at their comments about redeveloping the Glenbrook Community Center.
  • Stamford, firefighters settle years-long lawsuit over promotions Mayor Caroline Simmons said the deal “will increase public safety and firefighter safety by allowing the city to provide stable leadership throughout the Fire Department.”
  • See the Ukraine war through the lens of a CT photographer “Images like that I think made this war more personal in a way to the viewers,” said Getty photographer John Moore, a Stamford resident.
  • Helmet picks Stamford rockers Hosemen to open shows in CT The local musicians will open for alternative metal band Helmet at shows in Hartford and Fairfield. 
  • Stamford’s Pride Month celebration features drag brunch, more Stamford Pride, a group established in 2019, pushed its first-ever Pride events to a week in August last year because of COVID-19.
  • Stamford mayor, husband buy Shippan home for $2.25M “We are grateful to get to continue to raise our growing family in our beautiful city,” Simmons said.