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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 Women Who Saved Wildflowers

An untold story of the female ecologists who pioneered wildflower conservation By Laura J. Martin, Sierra Magazine Spring ephemerals have begun to bloom in southern Vermont. The start of wildflower season is more predictable here than in the West, where wildflower emergence follows water, whether snowmelt (early July in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park) or […]

Citizen Input

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families Celebrates Achievements and Empowers Students

By James Olsen, CPS The Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families recently organized two remarkable events that aimed to recognize accomplishments and empower students. The partnership is dedicated to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for the youth of Stratford, promoting their well-being, and encouraging their active involvement in the community. Let’s take a closer […]

Mosquito Control Practices in Stratford

Town of Stratford Health Department Andrea Boissevain, Health Director Kelly Kerrigan, Environmental Conservation Superintendent The Town of Stratford’s Public Works and Health Departments are teaming up to take measures to prevent illnesses such as West Nile virus (WNV) carried by mosquitoes by treating the town’s 5,283 catch basins with a non-toxic larvicide within the next […]

Stratford’s Horseshoe Crabs

Dos and Don’t By Jennifer Budai Dear Editor, On June 7th, the Governor passed into law Representative Joseph Gresko’s bill HB 6484  AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN HARVESTING OF HORSESHOE CRABS. To prohibit the hand-harvesting of horseshoe crabs. just in time for international horseshoe crab day celebrated worldwide annually on June 20th. Meanwhile horseshoe crab […]

Stratford’s Hidden Universe

Angela Capinera Your Mind In Bloom, LLC June 20th has been designated as International Horseshoe Crab Day.  I finally captured an image I’ve been wanting to capture for years.  One of the most difficult parts of explaining why horseshoe crabs, limulus, prefer soft, sandy beaches goes right to the acrobatics and gymnastics they need to […]

Happy Father’s Day

To All Fathers That Follow The Stratford Crier 100+ Father’s Day Quotes For Every Father Figure In Your Life Written by Shutterfly Community  Last Updated: May 24, 2023 Cover photo by Juliane-Liebermann Father’s Day is the perfect time of year to celebrate the loving and caring men in your life.  Whether it’s your dad, uncle, […]

Pollinator Week 2023

June 19th – 25th By Pollinator Partnership Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health that was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership. It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The great thing about Pollinator Week is […]

Protect Our Piping Plovers

Better Yet: Help Protect All CT Seabirds and Shorebirds HB 6813 By Robert LaFrance Policy Director Audubon Connecticut Piping Plovers have begun hatching chicks along our coast, which we refer to as “tiny cotton balls on sticks.” Because these tiny chicks begin foraging along the beach almost immediately, they are some of our most vulnerable […]