Shakespeare Property Task Force

October 4th Part IV Task Force Panel:  Mayor Laura Hoydick; John Casey, Town Engineer; Jim Benson, Chair of the Economic Development Committee; Mary Dean, Director Economic Development; Chris Tymniak, Chief Administrative Officer; Tom Dillon; George Perham, Principal, President at VIA Visionary Interiors Architecture Editor’s Note:  The S/L/A/M Collaborative Team, unlike previous presenters, had a whiteboard […]

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us at the Stratford Crier wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for your readership, and the opportunity to serve our hometown with the best in local journalism. Sincerely, The Editorial Board David Chess, Board Chair; Barbara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief; Andy Byrne, Board Member, Copy Editor; Tucker Chase, Board Member; Thomas Newman, Board Member, […]

Teakwood Estates Development Public Hearing

Editorial Note: The dates and times of the public hearing are Statutorily defined, and not up to the Wetland Committee TOWN OF STRATFORD INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Stratford Inland Wetlands Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, […]

The Poetry Corner

By Norah Christianson Starlight  By Philip Levine My father stands in the warm evening on the porch of my first house. I am four years old and growing tired. I see his head among the stars, the glow of his cigarette, redder than the summer moon riding low over the old neighborhood. We are alone, […]

Stratford: The Stories We Tell

…..And Now For The Weather By David Wright Stratford Town Historian …And Now for the Weather Stratford’s longest serving lighthouse keeper was also Stratford’s most revered storyteller. Born in 1849, Theodore Judson (aka “Thene” or “Thede” to his friends) became the eighth keeper of the light in 1880. During his 41 years of service, he […]


“Talking Transportation” By Jim Cameron Tired of fighting all the traffic and struggling to find parking? Need to get to the train station, a doctor’s appointment or just want to go out partying on the weekend? There’s a new solution coming your way: Microtransit. The folks at Uber told me awhile back that one-third of […]

Toys for Tots 5K Run

Sunday December 10th Kicks off at Little Pub in Lordship Sponsored by Dr. Thomas Kennedy Family & Bridgeport Hospital Foundation For the 4th year the Toys for Tots 5K Run sponsored by the Dr. Thomas Kennedy Family & Bridgeport Hospital Foundation will take place.  Join us to run, walk, stroll or just hang out- bring […]

Protecting Your Winter Garden

By Gemma Alexander It’s been a record-breaking year for weather-related disasters, with extreme heat waves threatening human health, wildlife, and our gardens. But even if your garden survived the summer, you can’t get complacent. Winter is usually the most challenging season for garden survival. Climate change is making severe storms and extreme low temperatures more common. Whether you have […]

Stratford’s 10th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

Contest Runs from November 24th – December 13th Judging Monday, December 18th Stratford Beautification Committee Do you decorate your house for Christmas?  Does your favorite business go all out and decorate for the holidays?  Have you pasted a house in Stratford decked out for the holidays that made you stop and look? If so, nominate […]

Victorian Holiday Splendor

Friday December 1st to Monday December 4th Boothe Holiday at the Homestead The Historic Boothe Homestead at Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, will be decked out in its finest splendor, Dec 1st-4th for tours. Many of the buildings will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. The proceeds will benefit our school program. The Homestead […]