New Laws on the Books for October 1st

by State Representative Joseph Gresko Connecticut House…

Pedaling to Protect

Man Cycles 47-days, 3,800-miles Raising Funds Center for Family…

Lesette Franceschi Seals the Deal

Stratford Democratic Town Committee Nominates and Endorses Candidate for District 3 On Wednesday the Stratford Democratic Town Committee met in a regular meeting to introduce, nominate, and endorse Lesette Franceschi to represent District 3 on the Stratford Town Council. The seat was previously held by Paul Tavaras, who, after being nominated at a caucus in […]

Passion for Photography

Art Exhibit “Ardor” Stratford Resident’s Photography On Exhibit through October 2021 by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming Stratford Public Library A photographic exhibit by Stratford’s Shanae Lynch is the September/October art exhibit at the Stratford Library.  The exhibit, entitled “Ardor”, is free and open to the public.  Shanae Lynch is a longtime resident of Stratford […]

Zoning Board of Appeals:

Editor’s Note: on November 2nd Stratford residents will head to the polls to vote in a municipal election. As part of the Stratford Crier’s mission of keeping residents informed we will be running bios of those running for office. District 1 and District 2 Ellen Fraint Ellen Fraint is thrilled and excited to announce her […]

Another Kind of Community

by Andréa Byrne The citizens of Stratford occupy many levels of community.  There are those who labor ‘behind the scenes’ to create a good foundation; those who bring those efforts into daylight; those who provide aide, comfort and beauty in a variety of ways; and those whose knowledge increases our understanding and appreciation of […]

Primary Challengers Crash and Burn

Party Endorsed Candidates Win Both Races Endorsed candidates Dianne Nolan (D8) and Linda Chaffin (D9) solidly defeated their challengers Dick Brown and Rick Marcone in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Democrats in these districts resoundingly declared their support for qualified candidates to move on to the November 2nd election. Here are complete, unofficial results from the two […]

Future of Stratford Analyzed

MetroCOG Drafts Regional Economic Development Strategy By Rachel Rusnek On September 15th the Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), a regional planning organization serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull, hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the proposed draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. Executive Director, Matt Fulda and Deputy Director, Patrick […]

Where Am I?

Stratford the Beautiful Stratford Crier Contest The Crier has launched a weekly photo quiz to acquaint readers with the many beautiful parts of our town.  Crier photographers will publish photos of Stratford’s gems and ask readers to identify the location. First right response will be honored with a free ice cream cone from Goody Bassett, […]

Kathleen Callahan

Democratic Candidate for Town Council in District 10 My name is Kathleen Callahan and I am running for Town Council in District 10. My wife, Karen Tracy, and I are lifelong Connecticut residents and have lived in Stratford for 11 years. We plan to retire and spend the rest of our lives here and realized […]

National Small Business Week

by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D) Connecticut House District 121 It’s National Small Business Week, the perfect opportunity for us to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our state’s and nation’s small business owners and leaders. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create roughly 66% […]

Get Ready for Fall – Clean Your Closets!

September Community Cares Projects Sterling House Community Center Fall Events and Programs  “Clean Out Your Closets” In partnership with Savers of Orange, Sterling House Community Center (SHCC) is encouraging all friends of Sterling House to rummage through your closets, attics, basements, garages and sheds for usable items you can donate in support of our Food-4-Kids […]