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Stratford Crier Candidate Questionnaire

Profiles of Candidates for Town Council, Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commissions Knowing the people we elect to public office is important, and it is commonplace to vote for people you don’t know. In fact, you don’t have a clue as to how they think about issues, or to their priorities. The Stratford […]

Town Council Candidates

Rachel S Rusnak Democrat Candidate for Town Council, District 1 I’m a mom of two awesome kids, a policy analyst, an advocate, and a volunteer, and I’m running for Town Council in Stratford’s 1st District. I am running for Town Council because I want to live and raise my children in a vibrant and thriving […]

Board of Education Candidates

Bill O’Brien Republican Candidate for Board of Education I have lived in Stratford for seventy-one years. After graduating from Fairfield Prep, I served in the Marine Corps including a thirteen-month tour in Vietnam and nine months with the Marine Detachment aboard the USS Yorktown. The highlight of this duty was recovering the Apollo 8 and the […]

Zoning Candidates

Linda Manos Democrat Candidate for Zoning Commission, Zone I Linda, a lifelong resident and Stratford High School graduate, owned and operated for 35 years the Shakespeare Arms Restaurant (D.B.A.) Pepin’s Restaurant on Linden Avenue. She has previously served a 4-year term on the Zoning Commission, is currently an alternate, and served on the Building Needs […]

Walking the Appalachian Trail

Talking Transportation By Jim Cameron Diana Jackson walked 2,192 miles. The Darien native is one of over 3,300 people each year who try to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail (the AT), from Georgia to Maine.  But she’s one of the 25% of them that actually complete the task. She learned to hike with her parents […]

If You Ask Me: “Jersey Boys”

MTC Offers a Top Notch “Jersey Boys” By Tom Holehan Connecticut Critics Circle The Music Theatre of Connecticut is currently offering one of their very best productions with “Jersey Boys,” the Tony award winning musical currently on the boards at the Norwalk theatre. Apparently, this beloved jukebox musical, showcasing the songs of 1960s group The […]

Bunnell Football

Support Our Local Sports Bunnell High School Football Schedule   Fri., 9/8 Daniel Hand Away – Madison Surf Club-Strong Field [Directions] W 28-21 Fri., 9/15 New Fairfield Away – New Fairfield HS-Stadium Field [Directions] W 20-12 Fri., 9/22  Berlin  Home – Bunnell HS-Mastroni Field [Directions]  7:00 p.m.  Fri., 9/29 Masuk Away – Masuk HS-Benedict Stadium […]

Letter to the Editor

Election Lawn Posters By Barbara Mingolello I am seeing the lawn posters for people running for an office, which it is difficult to see.  What they are running for on these signs, just the last name is readable. Why can’t the Democrat and Republican town party leaders send out a news flyer stating who is […]

Candlelight Historical Walk

Season 2, Episode 6: Stratford Avenue & Elm Street to St. Michael’s Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Beginning at Duchess Diner, 1000 Stratford Avenue, at 6 PM Walk into Stratford’s past as you explore the Historic District and beyond with Town Historian, David Wright. Discover stories of the people, places, and events that have […]

Letter to the Editor

The Rules are for You and Not GOP Lou By Dave Mullane Since this Bridgeport AB (Absentee Ballot) scandal drawing lots of attention, I shake my head with comments by Stratford “leaders” Ben Proto the State GOP Chairman and State Senator Kevin Kelly, who is the Republican Minority leader in the State. These 2 are […]