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Traditional New Year Foods for Good Luck and Wealth By Barbara Heimlich Source:, Thrillist, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens New Year’s Traditions and Celebrations Around the World (including Connecticut) In many countries, New Year’s celebrations begin on the evening of December 31st —New Year’s Eve—and continue into the early hours of January 1st. […]

How to Fight Utility Hikes

State Representative Joe Gresko, (D) 121st Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, As the natural gas supply shortage continues to affect the globe and the country, United Illuminating (UI) announced that they are doubling their rates effective January 1, 2023. This unwelcome news comes as UI collects record profits, passing the cost burden onto us. The […]

Governor Lamont, State Officials Work With Utilities to Advance a Short-Term Customer Relief Plan To Reduce the Cost of Energy Supply Prices

Public-Private Partnership Identifies Ways To Help Lower Winter Energy Prices, From Electricity to Gasoline Governor Ned Lamont, in response to calls from his administration and other Connecticut state officials – including the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Office of Consumer Counsel – to do more for customers in the state amid […]

Follow The Money

Electric Costs in Connecticut Source: Greenwich Times As Eversource and United Illuminating customers come to terms with the announced sharp increases in their monthly bills starting in January, consumers and politicians alike are asking if the utilities are pumping too much money into profits that end up in the pockets of shareholders and executives. For […]

Winter Sports, Art Classes, Safe Sitter Classes

Pickle Ball Lessons and Games Sterling House Community Center Has Something for Everyone Soccer:  Winter off-season soccer skills clinic.  Co-ed classes on Saturday’s in Erin’s Gym.  Led by advanced soccer training coaches, players will work on agility, foot skills, shooting tactics, game IQ and teamwork. Session 1 will be January 7th-February 11th.  Session 2, February […]

Plan Development: DOT Traffic Signal Project in Stratford

by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D) 121st Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a plan for installations and revisions at the following traffic control signals in Stratford: Traffic Control Signal – Partial Replacement (all equipment expect support structures) on Route 113 (Lordship Blvd.) at: Honeyspot Road Honeyspot Road Ext […]

How To Follow State Laws and Lawmakers

by State Representative Phil Young (D) 120th Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, Happy New Year to you and your family! As the year ends, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and be thankful for the support of the community near and far. Cheers to another great year, as I […]

“Cloak and Dagger – The Revolution’s Secret War”

“Sunday Afternoon Talks” 2023 Stratford Library 2-3:30 p.m. in the Lovell Room Historian Eric Chandler Returns on January 8th Free and Open to the Public The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, January 8th, 2023, with historian Eric Chandler and his […]

Stratford School District to End Reduced Meals in Schools

Beginning Tuesday, January 3rd The Stratford School District reported that beginning Tuesday, January 3rd, it will charge full price for meals because the School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) funds, which are used to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students through a grant provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education, will […]

Feeling Grateful as a New Year Approaches

By: Irene Roth There is so much promise before a brand-new year. There is so much anticipation for new things and a carryover of things from the previous year that still needs to be done in 2023. This can be such a positive time for all of us. Unfortunately, for some of us, we put […]