The Story of a Magic Garden

By Andrea Byrne Editor There is such a place, you know, And it”s here in Stratford, on Elm Street.  Enter the grounds of Shakespeare Park at 1850 Elm Street, and to your right you will see one of the loveliest public gardens in the state.  It is a garden with history and celebrity. On July […]

About Stratford Sister Cities

Source:, History of Stratford Sister Cities There are many Cities and Towns around the world with similar names; Stratford is no exception. Some Stratford’s around the world have and continue to establish relationships among the other Cities, Towns and their residents. A group of Stratford Sister Cities had got together in 1984 and […]

Road Work Alert

by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D) 121st Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced a milling and resurfacing project for 0.66 miles of Route 1 in Stratford from Aug. 4th -11th. The milling segment is anticipated to be performed Aug. 4th-8th while the resurfacing portion is slated for Aug. 8th-11th. […]

Calling All Girls – Volleyball Summer Clinic

Sterling House Community Center Monday & Tuesday, August 8th & 9th Erin’s Gym (located behind Sterling House) This Volleyball clinic is for female players entering 6th – 10th Grade. Beginner and advanced players are welcome. Players will learn the fundamentals, skills, strategy, and positioning of Volleyball through drills and games. Beginner & Intermediate Players: 5:00 […]

Mark Your Calendar

Paradise Green Farmer’s Market Back Better Than Ever!! Every Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Connecticut Grown and Made Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls on August 9th to choose their parties’ nominees in contested local, state and federal races. State law allows voters to begin casting absentee ballots three weeks before […]

What Pandemic? Stratford Slashes Student Health Services

Letters To The Editor By Rachel Rusnak In an effort to balance the BOE budget after the Town Council failed to fully fund Stratford Schools, the Town has informed St. Mark & St. James schools that they will no longer have access to a full-time nurse. In a letter to parents upon receipt of this […]

Kevonna Edwards Bicycle Rodeo

15 Years of Rodeo with Stratford Rotary, PAL and SRO South End Community Center Kevonna Edwards was a CARE Counselor and worked in after school programs at the South End Community Center. In 2007, Kevonna who was a Bunnell student, died tragically in a car accident. A decision was made by Tymatha (Ty) Sims, South […]

Boogie on the Sand, Cool off in the Water!

Blues on the Beach Saturday Music, Food, Tent Decorating Contest, Fun and Friends The annual “Blues on the Beach” summer music festival, which has become an increasingly popular summer ritual for Stratford, will take place at Short Beach on Saturday, July 23rd, from 12:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Blues is part of the Stratford Celebrate Festivals […]

Heat Hints for Blues on the Beach

State Representative Phil Young (D) 120th Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, The summer’s first heat wave is here. The next several days are set to see temperatures in Connecticut reach more than 90 degrees with a heat index of triple digits at times, which has prompted activation of the state’s extreme hot weather protocol starting […]

Box Turtle Defended in Public Meeting

Development at 99 Hawley Lane Tabled by Inland Wetlands Commission Twelve people braved thunder, lightening, and downpours to show up Monday night at the Inland Wetlands Commission Special Meeting to oppose development at 99 Hawley Lane.  On The area directly borders a wetland, a type of environment that is especially sensitive to development. Wetlands absorb […]