Team Stamford makes its debut appearance in the Stamford Advocate today, with an op-ed piece explaining how an improved cash management system could save the taxpayers north of $2 million a year, by making certain purchases on credit, and receiving a cash back reward for such purchases. Hopefully, this piece finds its way into the hands of the right individuals (I assume Director of Administration Michael Handler on the city side, and Clarence Zachery, Chief Fiscal and Operations Support Officer on the school district side), and, to the extent there remains room for these suggested improvements, the city and the school district can look into presenting them before the Board of Finance and Board of Education, respectively, as soon as is practical.
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*As a third-grader in Ms. Cacace's class at Roxbury Elementary School, there was an Advocate article about our class's "wax museum", featuring a picture of me dressed up as Elvis Presley, which I am sadly unable to locate online.