Black History Lesson: The Civil War

29th Connecticut Colored Infantry Regiment Among the first Union Soldiers to enter a Fallen Richmond in 1865, the 29th have not always been Lauded or even Acknowledged Source:, In 1863, President Lincoln authorized the formation of Black combat units to serve in the Civil War. However, Connecticut was slow to organize them, and Blacks […]

Civil War Battle Flags: 29th Connecticut Colored Volunteer Infantry

By Cornel Garfman, MS Writer and Historian Information in this article was originally published as part of a semester-long graduate student project at Central Connecticut State University that examined Civil War monuments and their histories in and around the State Capitol in Hartford. Portions were extracted for use in the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment history. […]

Got a Basketball Jones? Stratford High School on the Court and on TV

By Tony De Angelo Athletic Director at Stratford High School Getting ready for March Madness? Start working on your basketball chops by supporting our local high school basketball teams. Stratford Public Schools is allowing 2 immediate family members of participating athletes of the home team to attend games. All home and away games can be […]

VAX Facts

The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of February 18th, 2021, 6,678 or 12.88% of Stratford’s population had been vaccinated with a first dose. Stratford clinics have dispensed 3,812 vaccines to date. It’s important to keep in mind that Stratford is part of a larger regional […]

Couch Potato No More: Fitness For All

Level Up Community Gym By Malcolm Wilson Level Up Community Gym is a registered nonprofit guiding its members to new levels with affordable small group and 1-on-1 personal training. Our purpose from the beginning was to transform lives but we now see the opportunity to transform communities. We’re raising funds to provide low-income members […]

Real Estate Staging with Feng Shui

By Joan Law Feng Shui Joan’s Way What is Real Estate Staging? Basically real estate staging is prepping your home for sale. You or your Realtor may hire a professional to stage the home to create more interest. This process can be as simple as removing clutter or as dramatic as fully re-decorating your […]

Ask the Registrar: A Look Inside Canvassing

Is Stratford Behind Other Municipalities in Keeping Its Voting Rolls Up to Date? Your place to get questions answered about voting and local elections in Stratford CT By Democratic Registrar James Simon Q: Many Democrats in Stratford have complained that the voting rolls are not up to date. Is that true? Imagine an ideal system […]

Romantic Rewrite: Stratford’s Own Cinderella Story

The Rewrite: Glorianna Fulsom vs Abby Folsom Stratford Historical Society By David Wright Historian Since February is considered the most “romantic” month of the year, we thought enjoy reading some background on Stratford’s most romantic tale, the Glorianna Fulsom story. This uniquely Stratford story is truly a “Cinderella” tale. We’ve learned that there are about […]

Brooklyn: Fuhgeddaboudit: Books Over Coffee

“Deacon King Kong” by James McBride Wednesday, February 24th Discussion Leader: Linda Lidestri by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming at the Stratford Public Library On Wednesday, February 24 th at Noon on Zoom the Stratford Library will present “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride as part of their Books Over Coffee presentations. The event […]

Middle School Scholars

Flood Middle School Q2 Honor Roll First Honors Grade 8 Sharlize Lynnea Acevedo, Scarlett Helen Adams, Madison Leah Aguirre, Janiya Semira Antoine, Keira Mills Ballaro, Addison Olivia Barber, Adrian Daniel Batsu, Qu’Mar Thomas Bentley, Austin Rene Bernadel, Jenna Elizabeth Bernardo, Dariel Bernier, Allie Madison Borgia, Paulo Buterin, Melanie Nicole Cabrera, Stephen Anthony Calzone, Britany Sarai […]