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Stratford Volunteer Corps now live! Give the Gift of Time The Stratford Volunteer Corps (SVC) is a program supporting the volunteer needs of the Stratford Public Schools and other entities. A division of Stratford Forward, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting and connecting our community, Stratford Volunteer Corps matches volunteer’s talents with community needs. It […]

The Stories We Tell

The First (Town-wide) Noël It would have been very distressing to Stratford’s Puritan founders witnessing the events on Christmas Eve at Academy Hill in 1917. For Puritans who foreswore the celebration of Papist-Hedonistic Christmas, and for whom celebrating Christmas could land a celebrant in the stocks for three days, Billie Howell and her Useful Club […]

Night Safety Program

Be Safe. Be Seen. Kick-Off December 22nd Sponsored by Stratford Rotary Club and Little Pub/Surfside Hotel As the clocks change for fall, daylight shortens and dark come earlier, it’s important for walkers, joggers, bike riders and everyone on the streets to be seen by motor vehicles. The Night Safety Program is slated to be an […]

Stratford School System Redistricting

Town Cited for Racial Imbalance By Barbara Heimlich Editor Stratford’s nine elementary school boundaries will be reviewed and redrawn next year as part of a long-awaited redistricting plan. The Board of Education is to prioritize equal class sizes between the nine elementary schools, while disrupting the least number of students when they consider options for […]

Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday December 9th, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Stratford Historical Society Come celebrate our 384th Christmas! (We have cookies and cocoa! as well as other treats) It’s that wonderful time of the year again—the warm and cozy days of the holidays are upon us! What better place to welcome the holidays and celebrate the traditions […]

Trains, Planes & Automobiles

“Talking Transportation” By Jim Cameron Over Thanksgiving I’ve been musing on some recent developments. TRAINS: Are you heading into NYC to go shopping? Veteran riders will remember when Metro-North would offer “Shopper Specials” trains to handle the crowds, but no more. The trains may be seeing more passengers but the railroad tells me only that […]

Deck the Halls in the Historic Putney Chapel Meeting House

Saturday, December 2nd from 2-5 p.m. Putney Chapel, 5936 Main Street Entertainment will be by celebrated jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist Dr. Joe Utterback, who will be joined with some of his musical friends. There will be piano performances by students of Addie Lee Chase Founded in 1844 the Chapel celebrated its 175th Anniversary […]

Mark Your Calendar

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, with many of the buildings beautifully decorated for the holidays. The proceeds will benefit our school program.  The Homestead will be decorated in a […]

Become a Literacy Volunteer

Share your knowledge, and make a difference in someone’s life! Tuesday, December 5th at 1 p.m. Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community, and give back to those in need?  Becoming a Literacy Volunteer is a great way to make a positive […]

Don’t Become a Statistic

Nationwide cases of the so-called COVID-19 Pirola subvariant have tripled in two weeks. Stratford Health Department Clinics Tuesday, December 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Weekly Viral Respiratory Disease Update Connecticut Department of Health Viral respiratory diseases included in this update are influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Data for the current week […]