A controversial move to hold school on both Columbus and Veterans Day in Stamford is likely to be reversed because it will cost the district money. The Board of Education is expected to conduct a revote on the school calendar for the next two school years on Tuesday night that would bring both holidays back as days off for students and staff.  "Th...

Casa Lago Press and Anthony Socci Announces the Release of the Italian History Nonfiction paperback, “United We Stand: Pre WW II-Chronicles of the Italian Colony of Stamford,” a comprehensive history of pre-WW II Italians of the City of Stamford, CT, available at bookstores currently (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, alibis.com).  It is well known...

The decision to remove Christopher Columbus Day and Veterans Day from the school calendar is sparking an intense debate in Stamford, Connecticut this week. In a 5 to 3 decision, the local Board of Education voted to remove the days as holidays. Now, residents are protesting the decision--asking that both holidays be restored as days off for both st...

Protesters are hoping to impact a school calendar controversy. They want Columbus Day and Veterans Day reinstated as days off for students. A statue of Christopher Columbus sits at the center of Stamford's downtown. His October holiday is now at the center of attention for a number of unhappy residents who protested Monday over changes to the schoo...

Christopher Columbus, once commemorated for the grandest achievement of human history, connecting two worlds in 1492, is now the target of the decolonize movement, which has the goal of decentering European culture in the United States. Decolonizers blame Columbus for all the sins of human history, without acknowledging the historical facts that pr...

A Connecticut school district is facing backlash after deciding to strip Veterans and Columbus days from its official holiday calendar in a controversial vote by the school board last week. Students at Stamford public schools will no longer get the day off on both holidays for the next two school years after the board voted 5-3 to remove them Tuesd...

Columbus Day and Veterans Day will no longer be days off for Stamford students after a vote by the Board of Education Tuesday night. Both days, which are currently days off from school in Stamford, had been proposed as in-school days last year as well. But after push-back from local veterans and Italian-Americans, both remained untouched.  Neither...

Arty Gladstone, at age 95, drove 1,300 miles from Florida to be there. Tony Pavia, the former principal of three high schools in Stamford and New Canaan, made it quicker, flying from his winter home in the Sunshine State to Stamford, while for younger brother Sandy and his wife Jesse it was a four-hour flight from their Arizona home. About 50 other...

They built, by hand, stately downtown office structures, roads, bridges, the Merritt Parkway, railroad tracks, and their houses. They opened grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, tailor shops, barber shops, butcher shops, pharmacies, and dentist’s offices. They were skilled carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers and mechanics. They worked in t...

That’s Amore Italian Festival presented by the Italian Center of Stamford kick’s off on Friday, October 6th with Pizzapalooza! On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th it’s a two day celebration of Italian culture and amazing Italian food! After a successful launch at this summer’s Hey Stamford! Food Festival, “CT’s Ultimate Pizza Party” re...