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One Fire, Many Disrupted Lives: Stratford School Burns

by David Wright Historian Stratford Historical Society Stratford High School, aka Center/Consolidated School, after the fire on February 19th, 1921. Likely the biggest news story of 1921 was the burning of the Stratford High School, today termed the “Center School Fire,” on February 19th . Both high school and grammar school students met in the […]

Sunday Afternoon Talks: Stratford Soars

“Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky: His Life, Careers and Legacy” with Vaughan Askue The talks, organized and hosted by Charles Lautier of Stratford, are free and open to the public on Zoom on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming at the Stratford Library One of the more interesting […]

Ask The Registrar

By Jim Simon Democrat Registrar Town of Stratford Q: How does the Registrar ensure that a person voting in person has not also sent in an Absentee Ballot (AB), especially if Absentee Ballots that are postmarked by Election Day arrive several days later? Connecticut law stipulates that ABs must be received by 8 p.m. Election […]

Obituary: John Joseph Williamson

John Joseph Williamson, “Jack”, passed to his new life on March 14th in his home, after many years of enduring Alzheimer’s and never losing his smiling personality.  Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on December 14, 1930 to Theresa (Heggarty) and William Williamson, Jack’s life centered around his faith and love for his family. Upon graduating high […]

VAX Facts: A Shot in the Arm by

by Kaitlyn Shake Second District Councilwoman and Stratford Health Department Nurse Bernie The Stratford Health Department held a special vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 6th, specifically for Stratford teachers, eligible staff, eligible support staff such as bus drivers, and day care providers. Many thanks to Our Health Department and EMS in making this vaccination clinic […]

Vaccines Needed Now More Than Ever

Dr. Jack Ross President of the CT Infectious Disease Society Journal Courier, March 2, 2021 I fear the Social Contract is Being Lost in the Vaccine Debate Last week, I testified before the Public Health Committee, on behalf of the Connecticut Infectious Diseases Society, in support of critical bills that will strengthen our state’s vaccine […]

Hoopla Alive in Stratford

Stratford High School Basketball Teams still in the Hunt for a Title Getting ready for March Madness? Start working on your basketball chops by supporting our local high school basketball teams. Stratford Public Schools is allowing 2 immediate family members of participating athletes of the home team to attend games. All home and away games […]

A Brush with Fame: Women’s History Month

Women who Captured their Surroundings Name: Alma Thomas, AKA Alma Woodsey Thomas Born in Columbus, Georgia, Died in Washington, DC During the 1950s Thomas attended art classes at American University in Washington As a black woman artist, Thomas encountered many barriers; she did not, however, turn to racial or feminist issues in her art, believing […]

Rest and Rejuvenate – ‘aum’

The Art of Mediation- What is it actually? By Sally Head Correspondent Have you ever wondered what mediation is actually? Have you heard of Mediation but never tried it? This week I sat down with Elizabeth Ziegler, meditation teacher and co- owner of the Jiiva Center, 2900 Main St, Stratford, to talk about the benefits […]

Luck of the Irish: Feng Shui and the Four Leaf Clover

By Joan Law Feng Shui Joan’s Way FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com One of the underlying premises of Feng Shui is that our space is affected by an invisible energy that flows around and through us. If you are a Star Wars fan you might call that energy “The Force”. Feng Shui philosophy is built upon the idea that […]