History of a Holiday

Black History Month: Monday, February 1st to Monday, March 1st Source: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) The story of Black History Month begins in Chicago during the summer of 1915. An alumnus of the University of Chicago with many friends in the city, Carter G. Woodson traveled from Washington, D.C. […]

Education Information for All

Stratford Board of Education Meeting: 1/26/2021 By Michael Suntag The Stratford Board of Education met at its monthly meeting on the evening of 1/26/2021. Monthly meetings are the last Monday of each month and are held virtually. During the public forum, 2 speakers presented to the Board. A representative of the Stratford Education Association urged […]

Tea for Two (or more)

Open Door Tea By Sally Head Correspondent Open Door Tea, located at 3552 Main Street, Stratford, is a quaint, little tea shop that serves tea, coffee, fresh juices and delightful delicacies- with gluten-free and vegan options. Open Door Tea, literally opened its door in 2016 and has been serving tea and homemade food ever since. […]

Statement on the Statewide Property Tax Proposal

by State Senator Kevin Kelly 21st District Connecticut Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and Senator Henri Martin (R-Bristol) issued the following statements regarding the Connecticut Senate Democrat leader’s proposal to create a new statewide property tax: Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) said, “Connecticut Democrats’ […]

Representative McGorty Asks for a Public Debate on Governor’s Emergency Powers

by State Rep. Ben McGorty 122nd District “I sent the following letter to Democratic legislative leaders asking that the 10 members of the Public Health Emergency Committee meet to debate the Governor’s extension of his Public Health and Civil-Preparedness Emergencies. I believe strongly that it is the job of this state’s legislature to write new […]

Do School Systems Have Implied Biais?

Unequal Educational Disparities Feb 4th Discussion by Stratford Citizens Addressing Racial Equity (CARE) How can we come together to make Stratford stronger and healthier for all? Join CARE for a series of Zoom conversations led by trained facilitators from Raising the BAR, a program of The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport. Learn from thought- […]

Stratford Food Banks

Drive-Thru Food Pantry Holy Name of Jesus Church 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford CT Tuesday, February 9, 3:00 – 4:00 PM To encourage social distancing and help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Stratford Health Department, CT Food Bank, and Holy Name of Jesus Church have partnered to offer a drive-thru food pantry. We ask for […]

Letter to the Editor: Correction

Editor’s Note: In last week’s edition we inadvertently left out of Tom Dillon’s Thank You letter to Stratford residents that participated in the inaugural Shakespeare Winter Market a shout out to Stratford resident Suzanne Kachmar of www.citylightsgallery.org and www.bridgeport-art-trail.org for generously donating the funds to provide live entertainment.

“The Power of Diverse Voices: In Their Words”

New Signs Added to Anti-Racism Display by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming at the Stratford Library The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford has extended the viewing period of its lawn sign exhibit Entitled “The Power of Diverse Voices: In Their Words“, which debuted last November, through February 2021. The exhibit is a […]