Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2019 ELECTION FORUM

10/18/19.  The North Stamford Association Annual Election Forum is open for Members of the Association to come and hear the candidates for the Boards of Education and Finance and get views on the local issues affecting each Board.

Non-members with proof of residence in 06903 may join at the door for $25 and have their membership valid through 12/2020.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Long Ridge Fire Company – 366 Old Long Ridge Road,Stamford 06903 Continue reading “Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2019 ELECTION FORUM”

Announcing the Annual North Stamford Association Shred and Recycle Day

8/5/19. Shred and Recycle Day sponsored by the North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 9am to noon at the Scofield Town Park, 1 Rockrimmon Road, 06903
This event free to NSA members. Also free to those who live in 06903 and join the North Stamford Association at the event. There is a $15 fee for non-members who use the shredder. City dumpsters free for all.

Zoning Violation Reporting on the Rise in Stamford

6/19/19. As reported in the Advocate, Zoning Violation Reporting in Stamford is on the Rise. Is your neighbor running a landscaping business from their home and parking trucks in their driveway? Are there illegal apartments in a house near you? These are common zoning violations on which the City is cracking down. Learn more about zoning violations and what to do HERE.

Click HERE for Fix It Stamford where you can file complaints, requests and more.

Save the Date: Forum on Stamford and CT’s Transportation Crisis

5/31/19. The North Stamford Association will be hosting another of its educational forums titled “Where Do We Go From Here – Stamford and CT’s Transportation Crisis.”

The Forum will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Long Ridge Fire House, 366 Old Long Ridge Road,Stamford CT 06903. The doors will open at 6:15. This is a North Stamford Association member only event. Non members living in 06903 are welcome to join at the door.

The featured speaker will be Jim Cameron. Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator. Jim is a former NBC News anchor and has lived in CT for 25 years. He served on the Metro-North Commuter Council and writes a weekly column in the Stamford Advocate.  Jim will offer a lively presentation with Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation crisis.

Zoning Board Meeting, Monday May 13, 2019, about Proposed Zoning Regulation Text Change to Allow Private Soccer Club at the former LRC

5/8/19. The North Stamford Association continues to oppose the proposed zoning regulation text change to allow a private soccer club at the former Long Ridge Swim & Tennis Club.

On April 9, 2019 the Stamford Planning Board voted unanimously to oppose this  proposed text amendment (#218-01) to allow private soccer clubs in RA-2 and RA-3 SF zoned properties of 14 acres or more in the North Stamford area, specifically at the former Long Ridge Swim and Tennis Club.

The text change application has been referred to the City of Stamford Zoning Board and will be discussed at their meeting on May 13 starting at 6:30pm in the 4th floor cafeteria of the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. This public hearing welcomes anyone who signs up to speak for 3 minutes. Continue reading “Zoning Board Meeting, Monday May 13, 2019, about Proposed Zoning Regulation Text Change to Allow Private Soccer Club at the former LRC”

North Stamford Association Opposes Proposed Zoning Regulations Text Change to allow a private soccer club at the former Long Ridge Swim & Tennis Club.

4/3/19.  An application was filed to change the text of the Stamford Zoning Regulations to “accommodate new special exception use for Soccer Club” in residential neighborhoods in the city.

Latest:  The text change application has been referred to the City of Stamford Planning Board and will be discussed at their meeting on April 9th starting at 6:30pm in the 4th floor cafeteria of the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. As of April 2, the agenda hadn’t been posted yet, but we’ve been advised that the application for the soccer club text change will be put forward by the Applicant at the April 9th meeting.   https://www.stamfordct.gov/node/2016/agenda/201

A “soccer club” is not a permitted use in this neighborhood and we oppose changing the Zoning Regulations in this way for the following reasons: Continue reading “North Stamford Association Opposes Proposed Zoning Regulations Text Change to allow a private soccer club at the former Long Ridge Swim & Tennis Club.”

2019 Planning and Zoning Process in Stamford, Wednesday April 10th

3/27/19. Come hear from Ralph Blessing, Chief Zoning Officer, City of Stamford and Land Use Attorney Michael Cacace of Stamford law firm Cacace,Tusch and Santagata about “The Planning and Zoning Process in Stamford – How It Works Today and What The Future Holds.” 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Long Ridge Fire Company, 366 Old Long Ridge Road. The forum is open to members of the North Stamford Association. Non-members can join or renew at the door.

This educational forum aims to provide historical context, information and education about the zoning processes so that when particular applications become the focus of attention we can better understand how the various boards interact , the procedural steps, the opportunity for advocacy and the fact that specific changes may impact more than the property in question.

For additional information about the North Stamford Association, please: visit www.northstamfordassoc.org or email info@northstamfordassoc.org.

RSVP Not Required. New members with proof of 06903 residence may join at the door.

Please email your questions for the speakers to: info@northstamfordassoc.org.

 

Recycling at Scofieldtown Yard

2/27/19. The City has announced that the monthly recycling at Scofieldtown resumes this Saturday March 2. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

2019 Member Forums Coming Soon

2/21/2019. Building on the success of our Member Forums last year, planning is underway for two events this Spring. Our goal is for these Forums to be informative and offer the opportunity for the audience to ask questions of City officials and other experts on key issues that affect us in North Stamford. The topics chosen so far for the upcoming Forums are Land Use/Zoning (early April) and Transportation Infrastructure in Stamford (early June). We are working on lining up speakers and booking venues and once everything is in place we will post more details for our members.

Annual Membership Drive

2/15/19. Our annual membership drive is well under way and the results are encouraging. We are gratified to see so many renewals coming in above the $25 minimum. It helps to keep our reserves ready to deploy the next time we have to take action to defend the interests of our members. It also motivates the many volunteer Board members that put in countless hours each year on your behalf attending evening meetings in the Government Center that may impact life in 06903. Thank you to those who have already renewed, a special thank you to those who contributed more than $25. For those of you who have yet to renew – we look forward to hearing from you soon! Click here to renew: https://www.northstamfordassoc.org/join/

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION about “Bringing Business to CT”

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: THE ITALIAN CENTER, STAMFORD

Michael Freimuth, Executive Director, Capital Region Development Authority and Thomas Madden ,Director of Economic Development, City of Stamford along with State Senator Alex Bergstein will discuss how to attract and retain businesses in Connecticut.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and neighbors, ideas and insights. We will engage in constructive dialogue so that together we can achieve a thriving Connecticut!

NOTE: “The North Stamford Association does not endorse or support the positions of any individual elected official or political party and is providing this announcement as a service to our members”

Join Senator-Elect Alex Bergstein for a town hall conversation at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, 11/27 at the Long Ridge Fire House.

11/17/18.  Join Senator-Elect Alex Bergstein for a town hall conversation at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, 11/27 at the Long Ridge Fire House. 

This event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends, neighbors, ideas and insights. We will engage in civil, respectful and constructive dialogue, so that together we can achieve a thriving Connecticut!

Click here for the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1948467748783568/

 

Election Forum well attended, informative

10/17/18. Thank you North Stamford Association members for coming out last night for our election 2018 forum. Nearly 75 people were in attendance and heard informative presentations from candidates Alex Bergstein, Livvy Floren, Scott Franz, Matt Blumenthal and Anzelmo Graziosi. Thank you to the candidates and to all for a respectful Q & A.

2018 Election Forum, Tuesday October 16th

10/9/18.  Come meet the candidates at the Annual Election Forum on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:30pm-8:00pm from the North Stamford Association. The forum is open to members of the Association.

Long Ridge Fire Company – 366 Old Long Ridge Road

State Senate and Representative Candidate Participants:
District 36
+ Alexandra Bergstein (D)
+ Scott Frantz (R)

District 147
+ Matthew Blumenthal (D)
+ Anzelmo Graziosi (R)

District 149 + Livvy Floren (R)

For additional information about the North Stamford Association, please: visit www.northstamfordassoc.org or email info@northstamfordassoc.org. RSVP Not Required. New members with proof of 06903 residence may join at the door.

Please email your questions for the candidates to: info@northstamfordassoc.org.

2018 North Stamford Association Annual Meeting

10/1/18. The North Stamford Association hosted its annual membership meeting yesterday. Over 125 members attended, enjoyed a lunch Buffet from LaRocca’s Market and visit with neighbors and friends and got an update from North Stamford Association President Douglas York about activity, current issues and events of concern to our community.

UPDATE: Leaf Bagging Plan

September 28, 2018. Last night the Stamford Board of Reps Operations Committee convened a special public hearing to allow the public to comment on a Board of Reps sponsored amendment to the Mayor’s leaf bagging ordinance granting residents the option to continue piling loose leafs curbside for pickup.

As President of the North Stamford Association, the attached opposition statement was entered into record and was well received by the Board. Three and a half hours of public comment did convince the majority of the Board of Reps to support the amendment resulting in an 8-1 Committee vote to send the amendment to the full Board of Reps this Monday October 1st.

The Public Hearing may be viewed by clicking HERE.

Click HERE for a copy of the opposition statement/Letter to the Editor of the Advocate  Continue reading “UPDATE: Leaf Bagging Plan”

New bus shelter on High Ridge Road

9/27/18. There’s a new bus shelter on High Ridge Road put in place opposite the Fire House on High Ridge Road. It replaces a seriously dilapidated structure that was in such poor condition it was a shelter in name only. Now bus riders have much better protection from the elements while they wait for the bus. The frame itself is quite slender and hard to see from a distance making it both aesthetically pleasing and low impact. See below for details about fares and routes. We extend appreciation to Board of Rep Susan Nabel for spearheading this replacement

Fares

It is cheap. Sample fares include:

One Way (valid for two hours) – $1.75. For Seniors it is $0.85

All Day Pass – $3.50. Seniors – $1.70

There are other fare options including Youth fares and multi-ride tickets so for more info check out:

https://www.cttransit.com/fares

Schedules

High Ridge Road – Route 331

Weekday – https://www.cttransit.com/sites/default/files/schedules/stam_331_wkdysched_0.pdf

Saturday – https://www.cttransit.com/sites/default/files/schedules/stam_331_satsunsched_0.pdf

Long Ridge Road – Route 336

Weekday – https://www.cttransit.com/sites/default/files/2016-08/stam_335336_wkdysched_0.pdf

Saturday – https://www.cttransit.com/sites/default/files/2016-08/stam_335336_satsched.pdf

Stamford Buses – Network Map

https://www.cttransit.com/sites/default/files/maps/division/stam_MAR2018_local.pdf

North Stamford Assocation Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Election of Directors

9/18/18. The  North Stamford Association is holding its Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Election of Directors on Sunday September 30, 2018, Luncheon from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Annual Meeting 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the Long Ridge Fire Company – 366 Old Long Ridge Road.

If you haven’t already responded, PLEASE RSVP BY THIS SUNDAY SEPT. 23 so that we can have a good count for our caterer LaRocca’s Country Market

For those who are coming, please enter via the double door on the left side of the firehouse.

Hope to see you at the Meeting.

The North Stamford Association Annual Meeting and Luncheon is open to members of the Association.

RSVP – Please to:
event@northstamfordassoc.org
by September 23, 2018

Nominated for the Board of Directors:
Melissa Chefec
Helene Devin
Gail Okun
Thomas Lombardo
Hiro Nakajima