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Festive Facts: New Year’s History

Source: History.Com Staff What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean, and why do we sing the song at midnight on New Year’s Eve? “Auld Lang Syne,” the title of a Scottish folk song that many English speakers sing at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, roughly translates to “days gone by.” The poet Robert Burns […]

Stratford Town Council Meeting

Summary of December 14, 2020 Meeting The following town residents spoke during the Public Hearing portion of the Stratford Town Council meeting: Mike Aloi, President of the Stratford Library Association. Mr. Aloi updated the Town Council on current library programs, as well as reported on the future of the Library. According to Mr. Aloi the […]

Let’s All Clean House in 2021!

Getting Organized by Joan Law Feng Shui Joan’s Way FengshuiJoansWay@gmail.com Every year “Get Organized” makes it to most New Year’s Resolution lists. The first step to successfully fulfilling this resolution is identifying the source of disorganization and then working to eliminate it. More often than not, the avenue to disorganization is excess stuff or clutter […]

Honoring Kwanzaa

“We will never know ourselves if we do not know our history.” Maulana Karenga “It takes a village to raise a child.” African Proverb “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb “It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.” African Proverb […]

The Big Story: A Winter Market for Stratford

The Shakespeare Market Coming Soon!! The Shakespeare Market – A  bi-monthly outdoor food and craft market on the grounds of the American Shakespeare  Festival Theatre at 1850 Elm Street in Stratford. Targeting JANUARY 17, 2021, on the First and Third Sundays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning January 17 th through to April 18th […]

Peace and Many Blessings for Kwanza

Peace and Many Blessings as The Stratford Crier celebrates Kwanzaa with our readers which begins on Saturday December 26th. Kwanzaa is a holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 based upon the the African tradition of celebrating the harvesting of the first fruits. Kwanzaa is a time of reflecting, reassessing, recommitting and rejoicing–and giving […]

Bankruptcy in a COVID World

By Max L. Rosenberg, Bankruptcy Attorney MaxLRosenberg@RWHattorneys.com In the bankruptcy world, it is generally understood that the four “D”s account for the majority of petitioner’s reasons for filing. They are 1. Divorce, 2. Death 3. Discharge of job, 4. Disease (or Sickness). Obviously, any one of these four factors can throw a person’s life into […]

State Representative Joseph Gresko Appointment

State Representative Joe Gresko (D-121 st District) has been appointed Chair of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee. The Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee is responsible for overseeing all nominations requiring action of either or both chambers of the General Assembly (except judicial nominations, nominations of workers’; compensation commissioners, and nominations of members of the […]