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Today in history: Sept. 24

September 24, 2018

56 years agoSchool committee to study possible delay of junior highA possibility of delay in completion of the $2,500,000 Turn-of-River Junior High School will be discussed Thursday night by the building and sites committee of the Board of Education.The architect for the school, Willis N. Mills, of the firm Sherwood, Mills and Smith, has recommended that time extension be granted, placing completion of the classroom section at approximately Sept. 14, 1963, and of the total job, including the gymnasium at Dec. 1.George L. Hikey Inc., the general contractor, so far is scheduled to deliver the completed school in August in order to be ready for occupancy in September. It was not immediately clear whether the time extension, if granted, would permit occupancy by students on opening day, 1963.26 years agoProfiles in study: SHS scholars overcome stereotypeTjada D’Oyen and Kenneth Gunn tell a different kind of story; one that contradicts charts, statistics and assumptions about minority students.The teenagers are the only two Stamford High School students to win prestigious recognition as National Merit Semifinalists this year. They also happen to be black.“I think it’s pretty ironic that they always talk about black kids bringing the schools’ scores down,” D’Oyen said. “Then there’s the two of us with the highest scores and we’re black.”6 years agoMan shoots 2 assailants after beatingA 26-year-old city man and the two 23-year-old Rockland County men he shot early Sunday morning are expected to recover from their wounds after a melee at Broad Street and Greyrock Place that followed a dispute at a nearby restaurant, according to police.All three men were treated at Stamford Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin, head of the Bureau of Investigations. Police are considering whether criminal charges are warranted.“We’re trying to ascertain what happened because of the chaotic time and ... who is liable for criminal charges,” Conklin said.erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com; (203) 964-2265; @erin_kayata

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