Pollinators: The Night Shift * 🌙 *

By Marca Leigh Late summer evenings. Bats flitting through the air snapping up mosquitoes long after dragonflies have gone to sleep. Streetlights swarming with fluttering, fairy like moths, drawn to what they perceive is the moon.  Blinking phosphorescent fireflies float across open stretches of grass, hoping to attract a mate. An art photographer takes time […]

Raise a Glass for Scholarships!

ShakesBeer Festival Saturday, August 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. American Shakespeare Theatre Patron Saint of Festival the Stratford Oldtimers Athletic Association The ShakesBeer Festival is back! Celebrating our 5th year and triumphant return with amazingly crafted beers and the fantastic humans that create them. Located on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare […]

Mark Your Calendar

“Kids Day” on Monday at the Paradise Green Farmer’s Market Back Better Than Ever!! Every Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Connecticut Grown and Made. Make plans to bring the family to the Paradise Green Farmer’s Market on Monday, August 29th when it will have “Kids Day”. There will be arts and crafts, Touch […]

Student Loans Forgiveness

77,065 State Students Eligible Source: CT Mirror, Education Data Initiative, Experian President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday he’ll forgive $10,000 in federal student loan debt for those who make a certain income — and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients — as well as extend the pause on loan repayments, providing relief for thousands of borrowers […]

Letters To The Editor

Greatness of Our Country By Thomas Sulier “One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” President John F. Kennedy Randy Weaver, who is a long time resident of our Town, is a devoted husband and father, a retired United States Navy Veteran, and a silent worker in beautifying our community in his own […]

“Monday Matinees” Fall Lineup

Free Monthly Screenings of Popular Films 2022 Stratford Library in the Lovell Room at 12 p.m. The Stratford Library continues its popular film series offering free showings of recent, popular films shown uncut and on widescreen each month through the fall.  All films will be screened in the Lovell Room starting at 12 p.m. Downton […]

Student Debt? Top Tier US schools get $70K a year.

Here’s What Other Countries Provide For Their Students Country  Tuition (Nationals) Tuition (Internationals) Details 2022 Population Argentina Free Nominal fees Nominal fees 45,510,318 Austria Free EU-dependent Free for EU/EEA for two semesters. Nominal fees for non-Europeans 8,939,617 Belgium Free EU-dependent Minimal fees for EU/EEA. Nominal fees for non-Europeans 11,655,930 Brazil Free Language dependent Free, but […]

Public Hearing on Home Heating Assistance

State Representative Ben McGorty (R) 122nd District Dear Friends and Neighbors, In early June, my Republican colleagues and I raised concerns about the rising costs throughout the state, especially the expense of heating your homes. With fall and winter months approaching, residents are preparing for the increased financial pressure. We proposed a plan to use […]

VAX Facts

Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 In Stratford As Of Today Number of Cases for the Past Seven Days: 49 Percent Positivity for the Past Seven Days: 11% Total Cumulative Cases: 14,828 There has been 203 deaths to date. The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of August […]

Still Time To Sign Up to Get Down and Dirty

Registration Prices increase on September 1st Sterling House Community Center The Sterling House Down and Dirty 5K Obstacle Race is a family-friendly community-wide event. There is a little bit of Fun for everyone. Totally targets the “The Average Joe” looking to have a great time. You Will Not be timed and the only person you […]