“Old Ironsides” Manned by First Woman

Women’s History Month – Military Commander Billie Farrell Source: New York Times, America’s Navy, CNN Cmdr. Billie Farrell is the first female to captain the USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) in the historic warship’s 224-year history, beginning in 1797.  Farrell assumed duties as the 77th commanding officer of Old Ironsides following a change-of-command ceremony held January 21st, […]


Sources: Wikipedia, Chiff.com The holiest month on the Islamic calendar, Ramadan begins this year on the evening of Friday, April 1, 2022 and ends on Saturday, April 30, 2022 lasting for 30 days. All about Ramadan In the modern, fast-paced world, Ramadan is a time for Muslims to put the breaks on — and to fully […]


The Town of Stratford remains in the yellow level for the period of 2/27/22 – 3/12/22. Stratford has an average of 9.4 cases per 100,000 people per day during the period, a decrease of 0.4 since our last report on March 14th. The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 10,604 COVID-19 […]

Saturday deadline for signing up for Safe Sitters class.

It’s time to do some Spring Cleaning. Dig into those closets and basements and donate items you don’t need, have outgrown to Sterling House Community Center for their Saver’s Drive Drop-off on Saturday March 26th 9:00 – noon. Proceeds raised by your donations will go to SHCC Food-4-Kids program. Still time to donate to SHCC […]

Gas Tax Suspended

State Representative Phil Young (D) 120th Connecticut House District & State Representative Joe Gresko, (D) 121st Connecticut House District Today, in the House, we passed an emergency-certification that will ease some of the financial burden on Connecticut residents and working families whose wallets and budgets have taken a hit due to rising gas prices and […]

Stratford Threatened by Zoning Changes of Single Family Homes

By Save Our Stratford Zoning On Wednesday, March 16th over 30 concerned Stratford residents showed up at Paradise Pizza to discuss a developer’s request of a zone change on Broadbridge Avenue from Emerald to Barnum Ave.  The developer is seeking to have the zone changed from a single-family zone to a multi-family zone. The developer […]

Out Door Dining – HB 5271

State Representative Phil Young (D) 120th Connecticut House District Out Door Dining – HB 5271 State Representative Phil Young (D) 120th Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, House Democrats are supporting local restaurants who are still fighting to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Republicans in the House voted “no”…and Senate Republicans blocked the bill […]

Letters To The Editors

Overfunding of Registrar of Voters Office By: David Mullane Dear Council members, Since 2014 Stratford has been overfunding the Registrar of Voters office by paying the registrars full time pay for what is really a part time position. This change came about when Republican council member Jim Connor proposed the increase in March, 2014: “Compensation […]

House Bill 5271

General Assembly Raised Bill No. 5271 February Session, 2022 LCO No. 1580 Referred to Committee on Planning and Development Introduced by: (PD) An Act Concerning The Provision Of Outdoor Food And Beverage Services And Outdoor Displays Of Goods. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: 1 Section 1. […]

If you ask me… “Dream Hou$e”

Long Wharf Theatre By Tom Holehan Connecticut Critics Circle World Premiere At Long Wharf Theatre As their penultimate production prior to closing up shop, New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, in partnership with the Alliance Theatre and Baltimore Stage, is currently presenting the world premiere of “Dream Hou$e” by Eliana Pipes.  The dollar sign in the […]