100 years

Public dock, $20,000 is recommended

The City Board of Finance was urged at a public hearing last night in the Council Chamber to appropriate the sum of $20,000 for the building of a public dock. A number of persons at the meeting voiced their opinions as to the necessity of the dock, and the great improvement it would be for the city.

It was pointed out that Congress has appropriated $183,000 for improvement of the Stamford harbor, upon condition that the city guarantee that it will build a public dock. As to the question of whether the dock would pay, one of the speakers stated there there was little doubt that the expenses would soon be covered.

50 years

Seek ordinance on relocating slum occupants

Residents of sub-standard housing should have priority for moving into new buildings and the old structures should be demolished or brought up to par to avoid the “treadmill” the City suffers from, Reps. Thomas A. Morris, R-15, and William P. Caporizzo, R-15th, said today in a proposed ordinance.

Efforts should be directed towards relocating all of the occupants of seriously sub-standard, multi-family housing into new construction as it becomes available, then condemning and demolishing the building thereby creating a new possible site for more housing construction, the 15th district representatives proposed.

5 years

Officer’s mom dies in hit-run

A Stamford judge set a $250,000 court appearance bond for a woman with 51 criminal convictions, who allegedly drove away from the scene of an accident after striking and killing the 70-year-old mother of a decorated Stamford police officer in the evening of Easter Sunday.

Police said Yolanda McDowell, 45, of 69 Durant St., Stamford, was found by police at her home about an hour after the accident and charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and felony leaving the scene of an accident. McDowell, who borrowed the car she was driving in to pick up some Easter baskets for her kids, was held overnight by police and arraigned a little after noon Monday.