Events

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

Let your voices be heard about changes to zoning in Stamford

7/17/18. Let your voices be heard about changes to zoning in Stamford. Attend Public Hearings on Wednesday 7/18/18 and Thursday 7/19/18. Both meetings are at 7pm, Legislative Chambers, 4th Floor, Government Center. Developers are using “Text Changes’” to work around Stamford zoning regulations often inconsistent to the City’s Master Plan. Please come to one of these Public Hearing nights and participate in making your voice heard about how the City of Stamford Works for the people. Click below for additional details.

http://www.boardofreps.org/Data/Sites/43/userfiles/committees/landuse/notices/2018/lu180718.pdf

City announces changes in leaf pickup services

7/13/18. The North Stamford Association is carefully watching the unfolding news regarding changes in city wide leaf removal.  Further details are soon to be released.  Please be assured that we will respond to any proposed changes that impact our residents.  Click HERE for more details as reported in the Stamford Advocate.

Reminder, Please Vote

7/2/18. REMINDER, Please vote:

The CT primary is Tuesday, August 14. Please mark your calendars and vote.  If you will not be in Stamford to vote that day you will need an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available at the Government Center or online at https://www.stamfordct.gov/town-clerk/pages/absentee-ballots

The midterm election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Please mark your calendars.

Chestnut Hill Park Ribbon Cutting

6/25/18. The rain held off for a festive ribbon cutting at the Chestnut Hill Park this past Saturday. Douglas York, president of the North Stamford Association, provided opening statements and introduced the Mayor who also made comments and cut the ribbon. Thank you to all who came out to officially commemorate the opening of the new playground.

Reminder: The North Stamford Association will host a ribbon cutting ceremony event at Chestnut Hill Park on Saturday June 23rd at 10am. The event will be held RAIN or SHINE. 

6/21/18. Reminder: The North Stamford Association will host a ribbon cutting ceremony event at the newly refurbished Chestnut Hill Park on Saturday June 23rd at 10am at the Park on Chestnut Hill Road in North Stamford. The event will be held RAIN or SHINE. 

Mayor David Martin will cut the ribbon with representatives of Parks and Recreation, along with other city departments and organizations who assisted with the planning, design, and construction of the revitalized park grounds and addition of new play equipment. The North Stamford Association will provide refreshments to attendees. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for this event. Please join us to celebrate this North Stamford gem.

North Stamford Association to Host Ribbon Cutting at Chestnut Hill Park

6/15/18. The North Stamford Association will host a ribbon cutting ceremony event at the newly refurbished Chestnut Hill Park on Saturday June 23rd at 10am at the Park on Chestnut Hill Road in North Stamford. Mayor David Martin will cut the ribbon with representatives of Parks and Recreation, along with other city departments and organizations who assisted with the planning, design, and construction of the revitalized park grounds and addition of new play equipment. The North Stamford Association will provide refreshments to attendees. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for this event. Please join us to celebrate this North Stamford gem.

Shred & Recycle Day was a big hit with residents

6/12/18. The Shred & Recycle Day, sponsored by the North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford on Sat June 2nd was a big hit with residents. Nearly 100 people came to shred their documents and papers. Thank you to all in the community for your participation.

Get Ready for the Shred & Recycle Day

5/21/18. Shred & Recycle Day, sponsored by the North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford

Sat June 2nd, 9-12, Scofieldtown Park, 1 Rockrimmon Road

-A mobile shredding truck will be on hand for North Stamford Association members who wish to dispose of personal documents.

-The City of Stamford will be providing large dumpsters for Recyclable items including yard waste, household bulky waste and furniture and broken electronics. No hazardous materials.

-The Vietnam Veterans of America will have a truck to collect new/used HH items to benefit veterans. Furniture, TVs, Electronic equipment, etc.

The entire event is Free to North Stamford Association members. Non members can join at the event. Non members can use the shredder for a $15 fee. City dumpsters are free for all and available until 2pm.

Save the date: June 2nd Shred & Recyle

5/17/18. Announcing the 2018 Shred & Recycle Day Sponsored by The North Stamford Association and the City of Stamford, Saturday June 2rd • 9am to 12 noon, Scofieldtown Park, 1 Rockrimmon Road, 06903.

Stamford Recreation Announces Summer 2018 Public Beach and Pool Information

5/8/18. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 8, 2018, Press Contact: Vanessa Odenbach, Marketing Coordinator, Email: vodenbach@stamfordct.gov, Phone: 585-750-5517

Stamford Recreation Announces Summer 2018 Public Beach and Pool Information

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Recreation Services has released the opening dates and lifeguard hours for the 2018 summer season. Continue reading “Stamford Recreation Announces Summer 2018 Public Beach and Pool Information”

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru at Bull’s Head

5/4/18. Following up on the Zoning staff’s presentation at this week’s Zoning Board about a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru at Bull’s Head, a public hearing will be held:

Monday, May 7th
7:30 p.m.(for Chick Fil-A application)
Government Center
888 Washington Blvd, 4th floor

Plan to attend to voice your concerns about this proposal and about changing zoning laws to allow drive-thru fast-food restaurants in the City’s neighborhood business districts. Continue reading “PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru at Bull’s Head”

Real Estate Forum attended by nearly 100

4/19/18. Last night’s real estate forum hosted by the North Stamford Association was a huge hit with members. Nearly 100 people came out to hear 3 area realtors talk about the current state of the market, what attracts or deters people from moving to North Stamford and what prospective buyers are looking for in a home in North Stamford. The discussion was lively with questions and comments about the schools, amenities, staging a home for sale, in-ground oil tanks and much, much more. According to North Stamford Association President Douglas York, “this was the third recent forum we have hosted for our members on topics of relevance to North Stamford. We are thrilled to be creating opportunities to share information on matters of importance to our community and members. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time with suggestions, concerns and points of view on the many topics that we follow on behalf of North Stamford residents.”