Today in Stamford history: Oct. 9
Published 9:21 pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017
The following articles and headlines appeared in the Stamford Advocate decades ago on Oct. 9.
10 years ago
Stamford’s UConn to add housing office
An off-campus housing office will open at the University of Connecticut at Stamford, possibly by January, as the branch seeks to create options for students who want to live nearby, the school’s top official said.
The effort is in response to one of the students’ most frequent questions: “When are you going to give us residence halls?” said Michael Ego, associate vice provost of UConn-Stamford campus.
Residence halls are not an option, but a network of private homes where students could rent space would help many of them cope with the high cost of housing while cutting down on their commutes, Ego said.
20 years ago
Overall, crime goes up
Stamford’s violent-crime rate dropped 5 percent with no murders reported during the third quarter of the year, but the overall crime rate rose by 2 percent, police statistics show.
The most significant increase came in larceny, with a rise of 13 percent, or 98 incidents, over the same quarter last year, Police Chief G. Patrick Tully said. There were 869 incidents of larceny during July, August and September.
30 years ago
Board: Hike mayor’s pay by $20,000
The Stamford Board of Finance last night unanimously approved a proposal to raise the mayor’s annual salary by 36 percent, to $75,000.
Mayor Thom Serrani, however, requested the board not approve the raise.
The six-member board, which must send the recommendation to the Board of Representatives for approval, also recommended an average 23 percent salary increase for seven other city officials.