Sikorsky Airport Extension

by State Representative Ben McGorty (R) 122nd District Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’m writing to you today to provide you with an update and to hear your opinion regarding ongoing plans for the future of Sikorsky Memorial Airport. The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is currently pursuing a long-term lease of Sikorsky Airport, which is currently owned by […]

Student Loan Relief

by State Representative Joe Gresko 120th District Dear Neighbor, If you or someone you know is struggling with student loan debt, there is some good news. The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) announced that it has reduced the interest rates it charges refinance borrowers to between 3.75% to 4.99%. In addition, the federal government […]

New Climate Regulations

by State Representative Phil Young (D) 120th District Climate Change A landmark report released this week by the UN’s Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change made plain that strong action is needed to stave off worst case outcomes from climate change. Researchers,  activists, and government agencies agree that building more housing in existing residential areas is one of the most effective ways to […]

An Open Letter to All Stratford Democrats

I would like to have a few minutes of your time to tell you why I am qualified to lead this new Democratic Town Committee slate that I am assembling. I understand that some may not know who I am and my ideas or that my slate is more effective, experienced, dynamic, and welcoming of […]

Letters to the Editor

by State Representative Joe Gresko (D) 121st District Dear Neighbor, On Friday, I was thrilled to be present for the ribbon cutting of the new Exit 33 interchange for I-95 in Stratford. The project, which took several years to be approved, designed, and completed, added an on-ramp in the northbound lane direction for Exit 33 […]

Protecting Public Safety

State Rep. Ben McGorty, (R) 122nd District Just last night in Fairfield, a teenager was car-jacked while sitting in their running, parked car on a busy street just after 6:30 P.M In my home town of Shelton, police reported more cars were stolen during a three-month period this year than in all of 2019. I recently […]

What The Infrastructure Bill Means to Us

by State Representative Joe Gresko (D) 121st District Dear Neighbor, Our country has been in desperate need for a modernization of our physical and digital infrastructure for several years. From the ravaging effects of climate change to more than 300 structurally deficient bridges right here in Connecticut, our infrastructure has been hit hard since the […]

Letters to the Editor

by Anthony Owusu Afriyie Zoning Board of Appeals District 5 and District 6 (Zone 3) Annuit Cœptis  Annuit cœptis is one of two mottos on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. The literal translation is “favors [our] undertakings”, from Latin annuo, and coeptum. “We have two ears and one mouth […]

Letters to the Editor

What is Gerrymandering? By Tim Bristol I have studied what is called gerrymandering of voting districts in the course of my research. Many people know the term but don’t know exactly what it means. It comes from the name of Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts + salamander, from the supposed similarity between a salamander and […]

Letters To The Editor

by Steve Taccogna Chairman Stratford Democratic Town Committee Recently, CT GOP Chairman Ben Proto released a statement condemning the involvement of Democratic Town Committee Chairs in disseminating Absentee Ballot applications to registered voters in their municipalities. His complaint is based on the erroneous assumption that the Town Committees are not disseminating the applications to request absentee […]