Events

Recycling update: Acceptable items for Transfer Station and Mygatt

7/17/2020. As per Dan Colleluori, Director of Recycling and Sanitation, here is a list of items that the Transfer Station will accept. These items can also be brought to Mygatt.

ACCEPTABLE:
Household garbage
Large waste such as furniture
Yard waste
Cardboard
Metal

UNACCEPTABLE:
Electronics
Motor and Cooking oil
Light bulbs
Paper (newspapers and the like)
Plastics – think bottles, etc.

More News on Recycling

7/16/2020. Residents with permits may take up to 250lbs daily to the Scalehouse/transfer site at Pumping Station Road and Harborview. Permits are free with automobile registration showing residency and can be obtained at the Scalehouse.

Scofield Monthly Recycling Collection For April 2020 is CANCELLED

3/30/2020. The scheduled recycling collection event this Saturday April 4 at the Scofield Ave Facility is cancelled. The the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center 130 Magee Ave is open regular hours 7:00-2:00 Monday – Saturday. Due to the high volume and social distancing protocols at times there are long lines. Please plan accordingly to get there before 1:30. We appreciate your efforts to remember social distancing and maintain a 6 ft separation from staff and other members of the public.

Public Hearing – Major Expansion of the UBS site

2/13/2020.  As a service to our members, we are passing on this notice:

The developer of the UBS Building at 677 Washington Blvd. is seeking permission to add about 600,000 square feet of hotel, retail and residential space at the UBS site.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 4:30 P.M. at the URC’s ninth floor office in Government Center located at 888 Washington Blvd.

Among other things, the impact of this project on traffic to and from the railroad station will be discussed.

The proposal to modify the area plan to allow this addition to go forward is available on the URC’s website.

All are welcome.

North Stamford Associations to host forum on Education and the Stamford Public Schools

2/3/2020. The North Stamford Association (NSA) will kick off its 2020 Events Program in February with a Forum on Education and the Stamford Public Schools (SPS). The SPS Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero will profile the school system today and describe what lies ahead.

The Forum will be held on Wednesday February 12th at 6:30pm at the Harry Bennett Library off Vine Road. It is a North Stamford Association members-only event. You will probably have friends and neighbors in 06903 interested in the event but who are not yet members. If this is the case, they can join now by signing up here: https://www.northstamfordassoc.org/join/. Alternatively, would-be members of the North Stamford Association may join at the door with proof of 06903 residency.

Whether directly or indirectly, education and our schools touch us all which means there will be plenty to talk about with one of the key actors in the City of Stamford – so come along with your questions for what is sure to be an instructive evening !!

PS
If you are nostalgic for homework, you may wish to take a look ahead of time at the last annual report for SPS. It contains a wealth of information and can be found here:
https://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/sites/stamfordps/files/uploads/sps_annual_17-18_main_051519-web.pdf

Forum on Education and the Stamford Public Schools

1/26/2020. The North Stamford Association will kick off its 2020 Events Program in February with a a Forum on Education and the Stamford Public Schools (SPS).  The SPS Schools Superintendent Dr.Tamu Lucero and a co-panellist will profile the school system today and describe the way forward in the future.

The Forum will be held on Wednesday February 12th at 6.30pm. at the Harry Bennett Library. It is a members-only event.  However if you have friends and neighbors in 06903 interested in the event but who are not yet members then they can join now by signing up HERE.

Whether directly or indirectly, education and our schools touch us all so there will be plenty to talk about with one of the key actors in the City of Stamford so come with your questions !!

A full announcement will follow next week but for now….SAVE THE DATE!

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.