Beacon Point Area Raymark Cleanup

Work Begins on Monday, November 28th

State Representative Joe Gresko on Friday sent an email to the Stratford Crier informing us that work will begin in the Beacon Point Area on Monday, November 28th.

In conjunction with the Town of Stratford Health Department, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be removing Raymark waste from the upper community parking lot of the Birdseye Marine Complex, the adjacent recreational dock, a large grassy area which spans Birdseye Street and the Tide Harbor Condominiums, and a small area along Beacon Point Road across from the treatment plant.

Raymark Waste is mixture of manufacturing biproducts buried in soil containing varying levels of chemicals including asbestos, lead, copper and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The waste poses no risk when buried, however exposure can happen over time whether because of man-made disruptions or ground surface erosions.

A hybrid meeting of the Raymark Community Advisory Group will be held on Wednesday, November 30th from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Those wishing to attend online can do so by going to the EPA’s Town’s Facebook Page.

For more information on the project, including upcoming virtual public meeting dates, visit the EPA’s website, the EPA’s Raymark Facebook page, or the Town’s Facebook Page.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at the Capitol at 860-842-0363 or email me at

Shop Small Stratford Returns for the 2022 Holiday Season

Saturday, November 26th

The Town of Stratford is once again inviting residents to support small businesses as the Shop Small Stratford campaign kicks-off the holiday shopping season. Mayor Laura R. Hoydick has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, November 26th – the Saturday after Thanksgiving – “Shop Small Stratford Day” in conjunction with the national program, Small Business Saturday.

Mellow Monkey, a Stratford based, award winning boutique is spearheading the campaign with support from The Stratford Department of Economic and Community Development and The Milford Bank.

According to the proclamation, “small businesses have significant impacts when they are supported and that includes boosting the economy, creating a variety of jobs, contributing to the local community, and enhancing cultural vitality.” Further, “shopping small means directly supporting another member of the community and that is what strengthens our Town, both socially and financially.”

The annual, one-day event capitalizes on Small Business Saturday which is nationally sponsored by American Express. According to the Small Business Administration, of the new jobs created between 1995 and 2020, small businesses accounted for 62% – 12.7 million compared to 7.9 million by large enterprises.

Small Stratford business participating include:

Mellow Monkey

Natures Way Health Foods

Two Roads Brewing

The Pickle Barrel  Specialty Food Market

Windmill Tavern Famous Hot Dogs and American Cuisine

Gaetanos Deli

Duchess Diner

2129 Edge Fitness Club

Connecticut Saw Tool (Specialty Repair and Related Services)

Hong Kong Cafe

Electrical Wholesalers (Electronic Parts and Equipment Wholesaler)

Td Vietnam Palace

S S Wine Liquor Warehouse

One Stop Plumbing Supply

Main Wah Restaurant

24 7 Express Specialty Food Market

Wines Unlimited

Lisas Take-Out Restaurant Catering

Two Roads Brewing Company

Spot Cleaners

Tower Equipment Durable Goods Wholesaler

Last Call Wines Liquors

Salon Spa Services

Edward J Dillon and Sons Florist

The Executive Chef Catering Company

The Hudson Paper Company

Perfect Nails Salon Spa Services

Star Pizza Family Restaurant Pizzeria

Red Cherry Nail Spa

Di Romas Pizza Pizzeria

Drew Design Commercial Photography

Pack-N-Ship Toys Hobbies,Toys and Games Store

Shop Small Stratford

State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
121st Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,

November 26 is Small Business Saturday – a day to support small businesses and show how much we appreciate the entrepreneurs that make up the fabric of our vibrant communities.

As they work to recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, our patronage will help them not only recover, but prosper so they may in turn continue to contribute to the local and state economy.

To help those already in business or those working to start one, provides services for registering and managing compliance needs. The portal aims to encourage entrepreneurship and business growth while working to reduce some of the risk that comes with starting a business.

Our small businesses are at the heart of our communities. This holiday season, find a gift for everyone on your list and let’s keep the holiday spirit of giving alive by shopping, eating, and celebrating locally.

To find small businesses in your area, please click the button below.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at the Capitol at 800-842-0363 or email me at

Special Session on Gas Tax

State Representative Ben McGorty, (R)
122nd Connecticut House District

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Dating back to March, House and Senate Republicans have called for a permanent end to the state gas tax and a similar cut to the diesel tax. Additionally, we’ve called to stop a new tax on trucks from being implemented on January 1st, 2023.

After considering our proposals, the majority opted to keep the tax on diesel, go through with a new tax on trucks, and settled for a temporary suspension to the gas tax to expire on December 1st.

Now, three weeks following an election, we are convening in a special session to extend the suspension of the state gas tax. This is a necessary step to fight rising fuel costs, but we must push to do more. You can follow the session live on the web.

The General assembly will convene for a special session on Monday, November 28th at 12:00 p.m.

Electricity Rates Increasing.

On Thursday of last week, Eversource and United Illuminating announced increases to electricity costs for ratepayers – nearly double what they paid one year ago.

The timing of this unwelcome announcement could not be worse for ratepayers, amidst skyrocketing costs of home heating oil, other utilities, and groceries, especially with the holidays approaching.

Many international and domestic factors affect the cost of energy in Connecticut, but we will ensure that in special session on Monday that we are doing everything possible as state legislators to bring financial relief to you and your families and find meaningful long-term solutions to lower costs.

Please do not hesitate to reach me regarding any state issues,

Contact Rep. Ben McGorty

860-240-8700 | 800-842-1423

State Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd District

Bunnell High School Honors

Quarter 1

Grade 12 First Honors

Alexia Afriyie Aboagye, Ibrahim Aktim, Savana Nneka Alisa, Alexander  Raymond Alvarez, Mark Anishchyk, Fakiha Arshid, Adrianna Marie Artis, Elijah Xavier Artis, Natalie Irena Baldowski, Adrianna Genevieve Barbee, Ardita Begolli, Molisha Belony, Klaudia Bielski, Christian Lamar Buchanan, Grace Elizabeth Caldwell, Sofia Marie Calzone, Jocelyn Rose Ciotti, Samantha Coimin, Riley Elizabeth Cook-Jimenez, Timothy John Cunningham, Joao Curi, Mariah Alesia Dennis, Samuel D’andre Dina, Carmen A Duran Solorzano, Besiana Egriu, Mya Imani Ekwuabu, Tara Etienne, Lauren Elizabeth Fenton, Aisling Florencio, Hannah M Frankel, Yanice Miriam Gonzalez, Daniel Thomas Greco, Lauryn Skylar Hill, Paige Elizabeth Jockers, Arianna Amy Johnson, Saniya Marie Johnson, Adriana Trisha Laville, Elizabeth Dearani Llewelyn, Sebastian Daniel Llupton Rodriguez, Carldiny Louissaint, Julian Charles Marottolo, Haley Elizabeth Mennona, Jonathan Patrick Millien-Faustin, Ella Rose Montagna, Eamon Garrett Moran, Carl Antwone Mullings, Sofia Abigail Naranjo, Nathalia Liseth Nerio, Jayden Lam Nguyen, Arianna Oliva, Jalexie Ortiz, J’Quon Jason Palmer, Benjamin Edward Papp, Dominic Anthony Puzzo, Angelina Marie Reyes, Mackenzie Rose Rich, John Keiji Richardson, Marelis Nicole Rivera, David Filipe Rocha Rodrigues, Kaiah Roskowski, Darren Benedict Ruskin, Payton Thomas Sabo, Mya Michele Saez, Damaris Ivelisse Santos, Xavier Zion Maxwell Schmidt, Maurice Scioletti, Mary Deema Siman, Anshvir Singh, Brynne Catherine Smith, Maya Grace Soto, Emma Loren Spencer, Vanessa Spencer, Faith Noelle Stirna, Joseph Jaron Tannuzzo, Nathaniel Lee Tantral-Johnson, Rohan Lee Terrell, Jourdan Eu’nique Thompson, Rubi Marie Thompson, Ella Grace Tibbals, Elyssa Marie Torres, Dannah Rose Urban, Deirdrah Grace Urban, Christopher Valerio, Elizabeth Vazquez, Sarah Isabel Vilarinho, Madison Elizabeth Zbell, Victoria A Zottoli, Isabella May Zukowski

Grade 11 First Honors

Alex Jason Aarons, Baeram Alfreh, Sahara Ann Marie Alicea, Eric Alvarado, Abigail Amy Antoine, Zadquier Eliah Arango Velazquez, Elizabeth Jane Banks, Cassidy Charlene Battaglino, Melina Isabelle Bednarczyk, Ayden Matthew Burke, Megan Amelia Camperlengo, Camilla Sophia Castillo, Roberto Miguel Coradin, Edwin Christopher Cordero Hernandez, Nicolle Milliana Cunliffe, Nicole Curi, Andrew Thomas Cushing, Gabriela Czaja, Gabriella R Dasilva, Michael Davis, Morgan Elise Davis, Nathan Fernandes de Lima, Michael Kevin DeVitto, Channeli Dijol, Justine Kate Cipriano Eblamo, Genevieve C Edmond, Jillian Carol Feliciano, Alexander S Files, Caiden Joseph Flaig, Ryan Alexandre Franco, Jaime Francesco Gonzalez, Yazmin Domonique Goodwin, Ethan Salvatore Grasso, Daphne Mishell Grijalva, Madeline Jane Grise, Vergil Dunkley Hart, Annalise Jane Heiden, Raphael Aguiar Heiderick, Alexandre Josepha Hilaire, Batuli P Iboki, Erin N Ickowitz, Emery Rian Janicki, Morgan Olivia Johnson, Baka Arrielle Kalemba, Bennett David Kopta, Christopher Kusick, Benjamin Patrick Laros, Xavier Hector Leon, Kaitlyn Marie Letsch, Katherine Mae Liquori, Richard James Loch, Ashlin Margarett Lopez, Arianna Lugo, Stephanie Elizabeth Lupo, Candace Andrea Mack, Michael Anthony Mariconda, Michael Carlos Marino, Mason W McCreary, Omarley Maliek McDowell, Chrismeilyn Medina Diaz, Christian Steven Montenegro, Julia Grace Murphy, Ella M Myers, Helena Gabrielle Naimoli, Benjamin D Nawrocki, Malaya Alana O’Connor, Gustavo Emanuel Oliva, Gilma Elizabeth Orellana Portillo, Olivia Eden Ortiz, Mac-Benchley Pierre Charles, Jefferson Daniel Pineda Cruz, Jasmin Ramirez, Keeara Carine Rene, Cristopher Reyes Plascencia, Aidan Thomas Reynolds, Jasmin Ribeiro, Aubrie E Rich, Xela Arianna Rivera, Jose Angel Rojas, Rafael Matthew Roman Rogel, Morrison-Neale Roper, Austin Cesare Rotonto, Albert L Ruiz, Luke Michael Ryan, Kamron Sadrieh, Chloe Isabel Samson, Alyssa Marie Sanchez, David Sanchez, Jessica Mercedes Santos, Julissa Nicole Santos, Cole J Seperack, William Marques Silveira, Jordan Lynette Sowell, Keili West Sullivan, Madison Marie Thomas Ferguson, Christopher Tornifoglia, Keanne Valdez, Chelsey Jokabet Velasquez, Iyana Debra West, Amoya Shavae Williamson

Grade 10 First Honors

Sharlize Lynnea Acevedo, Scarlett Helen Adams, Joseph W Alberti-Ortiz, Janiya Semira Antoine, Tristin Sky Baker, Keira Mills Ballaro, Nathaniel Kirk Banton, Jenna Elizabeth Bernardo, Lydia Oyshi Bhowmik, Matthew McCoy Blinn, Angelina Michelle Borjas, Sarah Ann Burgos, Paulo Buterin, Stephen Anthony Calzone, Britany Sarai Flores Carrera, Anthony Stephan Cavaliere, Tori Leslie-Ann Charles, Kevin Chen, Danielle Joan Ciuci, Jovanny Class Jimenez, Gabriella R Clericuzio, Jordan Olivia Colacurcio, Diallo Khari Cowan, Roderick B Dahdal, Joey Darbilli, Denisse Vanesa Donoso, Krisztian Mateo Elcsics, Paige Victoria Fabian, Melanie Fajardo, Alexander Foy, David James Garcia, Solenny Maria Gonzalez Mencia, Ghislayne Chanthal Gonzalez, Symone Kori-Lenee Good, Morgan Elomy May Grey, Nellie Guerrier, Oscar David Hernandez, Brynn Marie Herrera, Addison Leigh Huntting, Jassmin Jaira Jimenez, Nylasia A’nya Jones, Athena Kalafatis, Molly Renee Kenny, Emerson Sharon Kushel, Destiny Lewis, Addison Victoria Lezinsky, Leo Lin, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Marcus, Xavier Martinez, Julian Ian Kehinde Maynard, Andre Robert McNaughton, Layla Yanique McTavish, Keyghan Mello, Kylie Mia-Destiny Miller, Tyra Jordan-Elise Mitchell, Gisselle Abigail Montenegro, Quinlan Moran, Anne Grace Mulford, Fabian Anthony Naula Zhinin, Lina Doan Nguyen, Siobhan Aine Nunn, Wisdom Chibueze Nwaeze, Otylia Olechno, Eva Siobhain Ortiz, Stephanie Margarita Padilla, Briana Lisa Paternoster, Jordan Samarai Pierce, Daniel Luis Planas, Darlene Cassandra Pressoir, Travis Prochette, Michael J Reilly, Richemond Robert, Divinity Ayuni Rosa, Danna Valeria Rosales, Rosali Rosario, Jaelynn Daisy Santana, Vivyahna Rose Scott, Sydney Elizabeth Sedlock, Ryan Andrew Siegel, Layla Marie Sosa, Jose Emilio Soto, Maddon Carlos Soto, Ashlynn Taylor, Alberto Torres, Kiley McKenna Tote, Alex de Lion Vaquerano, Sophia Viera, Grace Louise Walsh, Saige Williams, Summer Lee Williams, Leeluh Marie Wilson, Jatana Davida Wright, Duny Yanes, Elliott Ford Zukowski


Grade 9 First Honors

Jaeden Elton Abraham, Soleil Natalia Acosta, Ayeza Arshid, Stefany Avila Rosales, Hanna Briana Barr, Emily Elizabeth Bohn, Megan Anne Boisvert, Nicole Marie Branco, Kira Paige Bryant, George David Calderon, Ryan Sebastian Candiotti, Nathan William Carrano, Jabraham Enrique Carrion, Phoenix Ceballos, Baylen Asa Christensen, Carson Ormand Clarke, Sanaii Renee’ Clarke, Jayden Antonio Davila, Jake Thomas DeVitto, Michael Joseph DiMatteo, Madison Rosalie Dina, Maurice Eugene Ellis, Aaron Orlando Falcone, Jason Russell Fekete, Gianna Jade Ferranti-Palermo, Trinitee Michelle Ford, Kaliyah Isis Frasier, Edgar Patricio Galarza Cedillo, Aira Yasuani Garcia Vargas, Liliana Ann Gill, Alexander James Greaves, Christina Aumayella Hercules, Luz Maria Hereford, Haniya Ariana Johnson, Doumie Lalanne, Dominic Louis Laros, Olivia Corryn Aoki Leehing, Mary Kathryn Llewelyn, Maya Manoo, Valentina Marin-Bustos, Alexa Martinez, Jonzelle Martinez, Tyler John McDevitt, Edward Hisao McGettigan, Mia Skye Mendez, Syed Ali Mohammad, Kiara Jade Moreno, Shea Marie Morin, Payton Alexis Niemiec, Bryant Nivar, Carlos Rolando Orellana Contreras, Daniel Charles Organ, Devin Jakob Ortiz, WenJie Ou, Ashley Pagan Vasquez, Johanna J Parkins, Ava Lynn Perez, Winn-Yam Mamoudou Pessinaba, Isabella Maria Planton, Samantha Lena Poniros, Kimberly Christelah Pressoir, Anisa Qendro, Jianna Elise Quinones, Trent James Raffaele, Adrian Ramirez, Haylee Lauryn Ramos, Isabella Kara Ramos, David Ribeiro, Phoebe Belle Rodrigues, Natalie Elise Romero, Carlos Ruiz, Raeed Diyar Saeed, Joel Roy Saldana, Livia Sampaio Dantas, Brianna Jade Siksay, Aislynn Barbara Small, Sophia Miranda Sousa, Vaida Marie Staffy, Madelyn Cole Stansberry, Julia Hannah Tedesco, Matilda Grace Tote, Jason Alexander Umana, Carlos Adolfo Vargas, Evan Andrew Vazquez, Janyah Peyton Walker, Autumn Grace Wiles, Esther Annmarie Williams, Emma Grace Zelle


Grade 12 Second Honors

Hamza Mohammed Abdi, Darien Dijoun Andrew Barr, Colin James Bauer, Christopher Tyler Bucknor, Nikolas Jonathan Cabral, Angelique Skylar Cevallos, Andrea Chagoyan, Alan Chen, Samuel Cineus, Brianna Latrice Cole, Kenneth Elbert Crowe, David Jason Cruz, Mason Albert Deak, Jeremiah Joseph Flores, Grace Elizabeth Garrigan, Jonathan Michael Gerardi, Nikolas Dimitri Guzzi, Jason Otis Hall, Liliana Hernandez, Samantha Simone Hurley, Julissa Nicole James, Angelina Maria Jarvis, Giovanny Jason Jeanty, Semaj Anthony Jones, Clint Alexander Joseph, Marcus Peter Jules, Martin Edward Koorse, Kacper Kulak, Woody Lindor, Giavoni Evalise Major, Celina Rose Marter, Arianna Mia Martinez, Samuel Edward McDonald, Ana Patricia Melendez Borjas, Christopher James Monte, Kelvin Keegan Mutambo, Leah R Myers, Caileigh Elizabeth O’Keefe, Giovanni Ochoa, Jahkai Antoine Pavelus, Jarissa Jamy Kayla Pierre, Sydney Polica, Brianna Rendon, Audrey Eileen Rice, Erick Leonardo Sandoval, Faith Lee Sanfratello, Andrea Marie Serreti, Chrisly St Hilaire, Heaven Alieah Stone, Amla Trashani, Michael Benedict Trovarelli, Gabriel Lance Vasconez, Jenelys Veras, Jasmine Amy Villa, Doujuan Atless Watson, Soleil Jasmine Wickham, Jennae Lynn Williams

Grade 11 Second Honors

Ryan Stephen Abate, Kassandra Lee Acevedo, Karys-Elise Emmanuella Almezy, James George Alstrup, Sofia Louise Avedikian, Le’Jhaun Garnez Bailey, Nicole Barrantes, Isabella Basciano, Ellie Janette Belinkie, Selene Naomi Berrios, Alexander Jadon Binion, Anthony John Bongiovani, Luca Claudio Buffone, Fabiana Andrea Canizales Gonzalez, Daniella Jasmine Clarke, Alyssa Leilani Cortez, Kristina Michelle Dejean, Vanessa Del Valle, Julia G DeManche, Niko Alexander DeMezzo, Jillian Susannah DiLella, Thomas Anthony DiMatteo, Kendall Rylie Dolan, Jimena Delcarmen Erazo, A’Shiya Tamina Erskine, Nina Elizabeth Ferik, Cameryn Rose Forte, Nyla Calise Francis, Dudley Junior Francois, Isaac Yamil Garcia, Brian Edward Garrow, Natalia Marie Gerardi, Francis William Gill, Sofia Bella Gonzalez, Joseph J Hall, Chelsea Alyssa Harrison, Denis Xavier Hernandez, Bolelembe T Iboki, Hadiya Arianne Johnson, Kayla Cheyanne Johnson, Malcolm Lewis, Raquel Dennise Linares, Elizabeth Lluberes, Analise Yolie Maldonado, Hezron M Maynard, Grace Jeanelle Molina, Inayah Nasir, Billy Thanh Nguyen, Sydney Frances Niemiec, Jefferson Pagan, Nicholas David Pelletier, Josue David Perez, Gianna Rose Petrovitch, Marvens Pierre, David Zidane Bjorn Plummer, Mikita Polaz, Juliana C Pulgarin, Travis Armindo-Joseph Pushefski, Jarinette Andrea Ramos, Matthew Howard Reynolds, Kailey Aviana Rivera, Selena Jolie Rivera, Jehyzell R Seperack, Ivan M Sistrunk, Raekwon Kelly Sok Sok, Gracie E Soler, Jose Colyown Soto, Matthew Tyler Stewart, Patrick Jacob Suszek, Arianna Nancy Tarkowski, Christopher Zierre Tate, Camryn Elise Thomas, Avery Carolyn Toth, Giovani Valentin, Chelliz Tamara Vazquez, Jonathan Josemia Vernet, Alexander Giorgio Vitiello, Daniel Derrick Williams, Sneijder Nahun Zambrano Padilla


Grade 10 Second Honors

Hamid Abdi, Nagat Ashraf Abdelmoi Afify, Ashley Marie Almonte, Marisa Danielle Alvarez, Trinity Elon Anderson, Franco Alessandro Barbalinardo, Keneil Kemar Benbow, Austin Rene Bernadel, Devyn Conroy-Oneil Blake, Jasmynn Malia Bowman, Arthur Alexandre Jose Brissot, Edras Alberto Cabrera, Emily Christine Canizalez, Armani Syncere Cardenas, Sharon Yohana Carias Andrade, Nicholas Raymond Cavanaugh, Erick Junior Cordero Hernandez, Hannah Dankwah, Anthony Joshua Dennis-Eaddy, Warren Terrence Diggs, Marissa Jane DiPronio, Andre Peyton Eblamo, Scott William Ezarik, Lillian Farrell, Jordan Javon Fernandes, Jediah Martin Figueroa, Jazmyne Flores, Azara Nefertiti Frasier, Elias Garson, Autumn Elizabeth Gomzi, Sofian Goufal, Tyler James Grant, Adriana Riehana Hearne, Jaynayah Destiny Joseph, Marcus Anthony Long, Crystal Luviano, Junior Alexander Martinez De Pena, Janiah Rae Martinez, Carlo Joseph Maselli, Dillon Michael McKay, Josiah Anthony McKenzie, Kaidyn Jack Nalley, Aysia Serenity Nichols, Liam James O’Keefe, Eyrabela Gabryel Ortiz, Cesar Padilla, Kevin Nikolas Piotrowicz, Nathaniel Erol Redzep, Gabriella Pereira Reinheimer, Ryan Feliciano Rivera Osorio, Carina Iris Rivera, Kaylee Marie Ruiz, Kevin Ryan, Edwin E Sanchez, Jaden Lee Santiago, Miguel Angel Shaw, Alejandro Tatis Rodriguez, Leila Ashley Thompson, Jayden Lamont Turnage, Jayson Jeremiah Vanterpool, Stephane Nicolle Velez Ostolaza, David Antonio Vilarinho, Jaylen Terrell Wheeler, Nicolas Alexander Worobec


Grade 9 Second Honors

MiKayla Grace Aquilino, Jeacary Chris Augustin, Kevin Hollis Bryant, Elisa Yvette Cabrera, Samia Rebecca Campbell, Amanda Martina Campos, Chanel Ellie Casanova, Marios Dionysios Charitopoulos, Timothy Luke-Amor Charles, Fayrouz Connor, Naelson De Jesus Contreras-Vasquez, James Jeremiah Daly, Alfred Enoch Daniel, Bianka Diaz Lora, Jemar Phenix Duverger, Valeria Espinoza, Connor Jack Frankel, Chandler Charles French, Adrian Julio Garrachon, Jacey Alaina Gentles, Jameson Luciano Gill, Kayden Jah’miere Gregoire, Kianna Tamar Hall, Mya Sofia Henderson, Kaila Monae Horton, Greyson Joseph Janicki, Maurice Matthew Jones, Marjan Khan, Sebastian Maldonado Beltran, Nicholas Elliott Martino, Mazzlyne Yaya Calixte Maximin, Jorge Alexander Mendieta Paez, Cayden Timothy Morin, Sara Ann Negedu, Nicole Jasmine Ojeda, Jamil Alexie Ortiz, Joshua Ovalle-Lopez, Carlos Enrique Pena, Dariel R Peralta, Mael Pierre Paul, Sidney Aaliyah Pierre, Aliyah Marie Pirro, Moises Osmar Quintanilla, Nicol Mari Recinos, Abigail Harue Richardson, Anne-lise Robert, Gabriella Eva Roberts, Alexander Rodriguez, Adam Micah Ruskin, Kyarah Lauren Saint Louis, Peter Alexander Salas, Jose Guillermo Santiago, Lailany Santini, Angel Leonie Adassa Scott, Traevon Antwone Smith, Ethan Gregory Stegeman, Alia Love Strazza, Lexiann Marie Tepper, Olivia Charlotte Watson, Jaylah Rae Yatsinko

Holy Name Mobile Food Pantry

Monday, November 28th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Holy Name Mobile Food Pantry

Please note that there have been changes made to the Holy Name food pantry.

The food pantry will be sponsored by the Connecticut Food Bank, the Stratford Department of Health, and the YMCA.

The Food Bank will now take place on every other Monday, and there is also a time change, it will now be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and they are asking that cars line up on College Street.

You are also asked to bring your own reusable bag.  There will be 1 bag per household distributed.  Please bring identification if a second household is in the car.

Advent Concerts

First Church Stratford
Wednesday, November 30th at 3 p.m.

Weekly mini Advent concerts starting this Wednesday at First Church Stratford, will be featuring pianist and organist Dr. Joe Utterback.

The concerts will be held in the church sanctuary, 2301 Main Street. The first concert is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 30th. Additional concerts are at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th, 14th  and 21st.

There is no admission fee. Come and enjoy the wonderful music of the season!

For more information about the concert series and other church events, please visit

VAX Facts

The Stratford Health Department is currently administering doses of the MODERNA bivalent vaccine to adults only.

Stratford Health Department will be conducting Flu-Covid Clinics on November 29th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  December 7th, 14th, and 20th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Reservations required.

Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 In Stratford As Of Today

Number of Cases for the Past Seven Days: 37

Percent Positivity for the Past Seven Days: 9.1%

Total Cumulative Cases: 15,825

There have been 212 deaths to date.

Bivalent Booster Facts *Update

The FDA expanded the age authorization for both Modern and Pfizer bivalent boosters. The CDC is now recommending that everyone aged 5 and older receive one dose of the updated bivalent booster.

Moderna bivalent:Individuals 6 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer bivalent:Individuals 5 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA expanded the age authorization for both Modern and Pfizer bivalent boosters. The CDC is now recommending that everyone aged 5 and older receive one dose of the updated bivalent booster.

Pfizer bivalent:  Individuals 5 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Bivalent Booster Facts

The FDA authorized both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent boosters. The bivalent boosters combine the original vaccine with protection against the newest omicron versions to increase cross-protection against multiple COVID-19 variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met and issued the below recommendation:

-Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they completed primary vaccination or received the most recent booster dose.

-Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose.

Where to Go for Information

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Prevention includes hand washing, as well as covering up when coughing and sneezing. For more information visit:

Please email questions regarding COVID-19

The Stratford Health Department continues to host vaccination clinics for those seeking first, second and booster doses of the Moderna vaccine. Flyers included below highlight clinic details. Please call our office for more information – 203-385-4090

CDC Recommends Moderna for those Aged 6-17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed  the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years, in addition to its already recommended use in children 6 months through 5 years and adults 18 years and older. The ACIP recommendation comes after a thorough review of the scientific evidence demonstrating safety and efficacy and supports the use of the vaccine among those 6 through 17 years of age. CDC recommends that Moderna COVID-19 vaccine be used for individuals 6 through 17 years of age to better protect them from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend children 6 months through 5 years of age receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC now recommends that all children 6 months through 5 years of age receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to better protect them from COVID-19.

All children, including those who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated. Although most children have only mild symptoms when infected, COVID-19 can cause some children to become very sick, even to the point of requiring hospitalization or even death.

The approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6-months old is another major step forward in the overall COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Parents have many options for where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for their child including:

Pediatricians’ offices: Hundreds of pediatricians will be administering COVID-19 vaccines across Connecticut.

Pharmacies: There will be hundreds of pharmacy locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccine to children. Pharmacies provide a safe, convenient, and easy location to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

DPH Yellow Van Clinics: The updated clinic schedule can be found at

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, November 26th Shop Small at Sterling House: Shop Small Holiday Open House. Christmas trees go on sale; Face Painting; Swags; hot cocoa, Mrs. Santa Claus, and more. From 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30th Pediatric and Adult Covid, Covid Booster, and Flu Clinic sponsored by Stratford Public Schools: Wooster Junior High School from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 6 months up.

The Stratford Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 998, will be collecting new unwrapped toys at each fire station, to support the Toys for Tots program. Donations are accepted at the locations listed below through December 21st:
Fire Headquarters (rear entrance): 2750 Main Street
Huntington Road Station #2: 1415 Huntington Road
Lordship Station #3: 21 Prospect Drive


Friday, December 2nd: The Friends of Boothe Memorial Park and Museum will present their second annual Boothe Homestead Christmas event, which runs through to Monday, December 5th. On Friday, December 2nd, there will be a preview party and silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $15, or $25 per couple. It will include light refreshments.On Saturday December 3rd the tours will run from noon to 7 p.m.: Sunday December 4th from noon to 4 p.m., Monday, December 5th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Stratford Recreation Girls Basketball League is for all levels!: This is a great developmental league. Grades 3-8th. Practice Starts December 1st and Games January to March! This year all teams will be into the Milford Hoopfest Tournament. An amazing experience for the girls to play rec teams from other towns with a chance to win the Championship! To register:

Saturday, December 3rd the Great Rake: Sterling House Great Rake, the November Community Cares project, will have families, groups, and individuals raking leaves from yards and walkways for free. You must be 65 years or older. To register or find more information email Pam Robertson at

Are you a Military Veteran? or have a loved one who served our country during the holidays? Did your family save any letters or memorabilia? The Stratford Veterans Museum would like to display Christmas cards, letters, pictures and any communications between a veteran and family or friends during the Christmas season. We would like to create a display in our Museum during the month of December. All materials will be returned to you. Contact Bob Mastroni

Stratford YMCA and Bridgeport Islanders toiletry drive. All fans who donate are entered to win a Bridgeport Islanders puck and 4 tickets to a Bridgeport Islanders game of their choice.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Festival

Thursday, Dec. 1st at 5:30 p.m.
Town Hall Green

Mayor Laura R. Hoydick invites Stratford families to participate in the annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Highlights of the Festival will include complimentary photos with Santa and performances by Chapel Street Elementary School students and the Bunnell High School Select Choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via fire truck, sirens and all.

In addition, attendees can look forward to complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, provided by M&T Bank.

The event will take place outdoors except for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, which will be staged at Town Hall’s center staircase. Please arrive at Town Hall by 6:30 p.m. for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.