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Sudden (near) Death on the Football Field

Damar Hamlin and Your Heart By Ari Pollack MD Fairfield CT Cover Photo by Robina Weermeijer During a recent NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills tackled an opposing player and in doing so, appeared to have suffered blunt trauma to his chest. He stood up […]

The Winsted Citizen: Ralph Nader’s gift to his hometown

Editor’s Note: The following Crier article (reprinted with permission of Editor and Publisher) gives insight into how other towns in Connecticut are supporting and stepping up to erase the news desert created by social media, Covid, rising costs to publish…….FYI: Winsted is a town of less than 8 thousand people. By Bob Sillick Reprinted with […]

Stratford Lighthouse Remediation

State Representative Joe Gresko, (D) 121st Connecticut House District Dear Neighbor, I’d like you to be aware that the United States Coast Guard will begin the work of lead abatement and soil remediation at the Stratford Lighthouse. This work is necessary to maintain the historic lighthouse for decades to come. Work will consist of removal […]

March For The Fallen

Oasis Physical Therapy Oasis Physical Therapy will be hosting Firefighter Appreciation Month this year during the month of March. During March, we will be showing our gratitude and support for all the brave firefighters who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. As part of this celebration, we will […]

“Early Voting in CT-What Does it Mean?”

Sunday Afternoon Talks Stratford Library March 19th Lovell Room The Stratford Library Sunday Afternoon Talks on Sunday, March 19th at 2 p.m. will feature Stratford Registrars James Simon and Lou DeCilio and their presentation, “Early Voting in CT – What Does it Mean?”.  The talk will be presented live in the Library’s Lovell Room.  It […]

Agnes of God

Local Theater Done Right!!!! Square One Theater 719 Birdseye Street Square One Theatre Company presents playwright John Pielmeier’s taut, compelling, forceful and thought-provoking drama Agnes of God, inspired by a newspaper article about an event that occurred in a convent near Rochester, New York. When a young nun had no memory of giving birth and […]

Annual Leprechaun Leap at Walnut Beach

Saturday, March 18th @ 9:30 am Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT  (LVSCT) Be a brave and warm-hearted soul and become part of the fun when Literacy Volunteer of Southern CT annual Leprechaun Leap comes to Walnut Beach on Saturday, March 18th. Join the many other brave, warm-hearted souls who will “take the leap” at 10:00 […]

Youth Services Librarian Tess Beck to Retire

Staffer Since 1999 Exits April 4th Say Thank You at Public Reception April 3rd from 3-6 p.m. The Stratford Library has announced that Youth Services Librarian Tess Beck will retire her position on April 4th after 24 years.  Beck graduated with a Master’s in Library Science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  She […]

Connecticut and Monorails:  A One Track Mind

“Talking Transportation” By Jim Cameron Jim Cameron is founder of the Commuter Action Group and advocates for Connecticut rail riders. His weekly column “Talking Transportation” is archived here.  You can contact Jim at CommuterActionGroup@gmail.com.” What is this fascination that people have with monorails? I can’t tell you how often people suggest them as “the answer” to our state’s clogged roads. […]

How to Avoid the Negativity Bias

By Irene Roth sunnyiroth@gmail.com https://irenesroth.com/Irene S. Roth A chronically ill person can have a difficult time feeling healthy and resilient. There are days where you may feel tired and unable to cope because of a sleepless night. Or you may feel more pain for no apparent reason. Individuals with chronic illness frequently struggle with such […]