Auld Lang Syne

Stratford Year in Review Stratford 2021 January 1, 2021: Connecticut General Assembly meets in January in a virtual session.  Committee hearings, floor votes, town halls, and even office hours were mostly conducted through Zoom, with lawmakers observing social distancing.  The Capitol Complex was closed to the public. January 9th:  Constitution State Celebrates 233 Years January […]

Kick off 2022

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Reel Time

Monday Matinees Free Monthly Screenings of Popular Films 2022 at the Stratford Library The Stratford Library welcomes 2022 with its popular film series offering free showings of recent, popular films shown uncut and on widescreen each month.  All shows will be presented in the Lovell Room at 12 p.m.  For information call: 203.385.4162. No Time […]

Call to Stratford Residents: Save our Trees and Climate

Time For A Comprehensive Environmental Strategy By: Barbara Heimlich Editor Stratford Crier, Passionate Environmentalist and Stratford Resident In Chapter 200-Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vegetation, of the Town of Stratford the statutes call on the Town to promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents by providing for the regulation of […]

Oh Baby, Baby…

New Years Traditions Source: Love To Know, Are wondering where the Baby New Year origin begins?  Most people think of a little baby wearing only a diaper, sash and top hat upon his head smiling while bringing in the New Year. Modern times have brought more to the meaning of Baby New Year than […]

Bond Commission Approves Funding Request for Raymark Site

State Representative Joe Gresko (D) 121st District Dear Neighbor, You may have heard last week that my $2.5 million bonding request for groundwater and soil remediation at the Raymark superfund site was added to the State Bond Commission’s meeting agenda. Earlier today, the Commission held its meeting to vote on the allocation of the requested funds for […]

5 Facts about Kwanzaa

A Cultural Holiday Source: Wikipedia, Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26th to January 1st, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day.  Karamu Ya Imani (Feast of Faith) takes place on December 31st, the sixth day of the Kwanzaa period. The Karamu feast was developed in Chicago  It was […]

Fun for Kids

Kickstart the New Year with Stratford Library Activities Alphabet Parade Stratford Library Alphabet Parade grab ‘n’ go craft kits the letter “U” will be available starting 12/30. Register online to reserve a kit on the website at, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit […]

VAX Facts

The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 5,941 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Stratford, and 1,156 probable cases as of this evening, for a total of 7,097 cases. This represents an increase of 200 confirmed cases and an increase of 54 probable cases since our last report of December 13 , […]

Oh Tannenbaum…….

Source: Merriam Webster, A Tannenbaum is a fir tree (die Tanne) or Christmas tree (der Weihnachtsbaum). … Roughly translated, it means, “Oh pine tree, oh pine tree, you’re a noble twig! You greet us in the winter, the dear summer time.” So why do we sing about a fir tree? How Did Christmas Trees […]