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Climate Change: Connecticut’s Proposals

Monday Public Hearing On Monday, the Environment Committee will hold a public hearing on the Governor’s climate change proposals, including the implementation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). This is a highly controversial plan to place a cap on carbon emissions created by gasoline producers and suppliers. TCI is expected to involve multiple states […]

Housing for Healthy Life

by Dr. Immacula Cann Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System As illustrated by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, humans are primarily motivated by the basic requirements for survival, especially physiological needs such as: water, food, shelter. Unless these basic requirements are met, the human cannot achieve health or security, and cannot expect to achieve higher levels of […]

Drive-Thru Food Pantry

Where:  Holy Name of Jesus Church 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford CT When: Tuesday, March 9th, 3:00 – 4:00 PM To encourage social distancing and help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Stratford Health Department, CT Food Bank, and Holy Name of Jesus Church have partnered to offer a drive-thru food pantry. We ask for all […]

More Than Test Tubes: Women’s History Month

A Month Long Tribute to Known, and Not so Known Women Elizebeth Friedman Source: Brain Pickings and was published September 6, 2018. Lise Meitner Source: Alina Bradford, Contributing writer Live Science March 29, 2018. History Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week. Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in […]

“Managing Headaches”

Stratford Library Zoom Webinar Set for March 16th at 6:30 pm by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming at the Stratford Library The Stratford Library will host Dr. Kate Mullin for a special health program, “Managing Headaches”, on Tuesday, March 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The program, which is free and open to the public, will […]

Hamilton Trivia Night

Stratford Library on March 19 via Zoom by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming at the Stratford Library The Stratford Library presents Hamilton Trivia Night on Friday, March 19th at 7 pm. Anyone who has seen the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical or its current film version on Disney+, is welcome to play via Zoom. […]

Opportunity to Share Your Ideas on Economic Development

Online Survey Sponsored by the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), a multi-discipline, regional planning organization made up of six member communities — Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull — has created a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) survey for the Greater Bridgeport Region. The CEDS survey […]

Black History Lesson: The Civil War

29th Connecticut Colored Infantry Regiment Among the first Union Soldiers to enter a Fallen Richmond in 1865, the 29th have not always been Lauded or even Acknowledged Source: ConnecticutHistory.org, FamilySearch.org In 1863, President Lincoln authorized the formation of Black combat units to serve in the Civil War. However, Connecticut was slow to organize them, and Blacks […]

Civil War Battle Flags: 29th Connecticut Colored Volunteer Infantry

By Cornel Garfman, MS Writer and Historian Information in this article was originally published as part of a semester-long graduate student project at Central Connecticut State University that examined Civil War monuments and their histories in and around the State Capitol in Hartford. Portions were extracted for use in the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment history. […]