June is Gay Pride Month

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Source: History.com The movement for LGBTQ rights in the United…

Freedom Finally Granted in Texas

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Juneteenth 2021, Saturday, June 19 Source: National Juneteenth…

Show Me The Money

Special Town Council Ordinance Meeting May 4th The Ordinance Committee of the Stratford Town Council conducted a public hearing on Tuesday May 4th for residents to give testimony regarding the adopting of the annual operating budget for the Town of Stratford. The number of residents that signed up to give testimony was extremely disappointing considering […]

“Off the Rails” – Train Talk!

Stratford Library “Sunday Afternoon Talks” Jim Cameron Explains Transportation Post-Covid June 6th Zoom talk. by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming Stratford Public Library Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator Jim Cameron offers a lively presentation and Q&A about Connecticut’s transportation crisis: – “Off the Rails: Connecticut’s Transportation Future Post-COVID” on Sunday, June 6 at […]

Stratford Housing Strategies Public Hearing May 10, 2021

The Ordinance Committee of the Stratford Town Council conducted a public hearing on Tuesday May 4th for residents to give testimony regarding the adopting of the annual operating budget for the Town of Stratford. The number of residents that signed up to give testimony was extremely disappointing considering that the operating budget is used as […]

On the Dishonorable Roll: Stratford Makes the Distressed Municipalities List

By Rachel Rusnak In a blow to the residents of Stratford for the second time in 15 years, we have the unfortunate distinction of landing on the State of Connecticut’s Distressed Municipalities list. A dis-honor I’m sure most of us would have rather avoid; we find ourselves among the top 25 impoverished communities out of […]

Stratford Library News

by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming Stratford Public Library Stratford Library Seeks Children’s Summer Volunteers: The Stratford Library Children’s Department is now accepting applications for summer volunteers. Responsible students entering grades 8 to 12 who enjoy working with children and preparing crafts are welcome to apply and will be notified in June of any […]

Martha Simpson Honored

Martha Simpson, Children’s Department Head Cited by CT Library Association by Tom Holehan Public Relations & Programming Stratford Public Library The Connecticut Library Association has selected Head of Children’s Services, Martha Simpson, as the 2021 recipient of the Faith Hektoen Award. The award is presented annually to a librarian who has developed an outstanding program […]

Here’s One Trump Inadvertently Got Right

By Joseph Gerics, Ed.D. Thinking about tax policy can be complicated. The first issue is fundamental philosophical differences. Some people emphasize maximizing economic growth because “a rising tide lifts all boats,” while others concerned about income inequality would sacrifice a degree of growth to achieve greater equity. Second, tax policy influences behavior, and policy goals […]

Foodie Alert: You Are What You Eat!!

Stratford Restaurant Week Ends on Saturday Stratford’s popular Restaurant Week ends on Saturday, May 22. More than 25 restaurants teamed up to showcase and celebrate the best of Stratford’s dining scene. Last year’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “We are delighted to bring Restaurant Week back to the community,” Stratford Mayor Laura […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Saturday, May 1 and ends on Monday, May 31 Sources: Wikipedia, Bonusly, U.S. Census Bureau Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of May and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. So, why May? […]

Memorial Day Marchers Wanted

Sterling House Community Center Calling all Sterling House Community Center families (SHCC), friends, fans, athletes, campers, preschoolers, After Schoolers, and volunteers! March in the Memorial Day Parade with us in your favorite SHCC gear! Whether it’s your SHCC baseball cap, soccer jersey, or an event swag item, we want to see you showing off your […]