Stratford School Budget – The Facts

What You Need to Know The conversation about our schools arises every year around the budget. We don’t hear much about the reading levels and how we rank next to our neighbors in achievement. It is always about the size of the budget and the haggling with the Town  Council. This year there are allegations […]

Changing The Face of Local Politics in CT

By Emily Slatkow Run for Something endorses Anthony Owusu Afriyie for Stratford Town Council, District 5.  Anthony Afriyie is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. Changing The Face of Local Politics in Connecticut: “I […]

Shakespeare Theatre

Has There Been Accountability? By Barbara Heimlich Editor Stratford Crier Despite being bolstered by millions in state funding a year ago to redevelop the property, the town has not yet settled on a plan for what will someday replace the historic venue. The State Bond Commission voted last spring to award the town $3 million […]

Broken Promises

The Soap Box By Timothy Bristol It’s budget season again and the current budget proposal for Stratford in 2024 by Mayor Hoydick raises the mill rate to 40.20 mills. This would put the Stratford mill rate at the highest it has been since 1993. The current administration has brought the mill rate to a […]

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” 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. […]

Moving Stratford’s Election Process into the 21st Century

By: Barbara Heimlich Editor Stratford Crier Voting rights – Fair Elections –“The Big Lie” – Voter Repression – currently hot topics with friends, family, and others, most (if not all) display an arrogance using the State of Georgia as an example of backward thinking, and of course the first example they give is the oft […]