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Are Mail-In Ballots the Wave of the Future in Stratford?

Stratford Residents Step Up With Absentee Ballots With an unpresented global pandemic raging nationwide (and increasing numbers reported in Stratford) over 10,000 Stratford residents turned in, and had counted, absentee ballots for yesterday’s elections. Though there are still approximately 2,000 absentee ballots that have not been counted (they will be counted on Thursday) town residents […]

Election Reflection: Pink is the New Blue?

by Rachel Rusnek As we wait, with bated breath for the votes to be tallied and the results to roll in, there is some breathing room to analyze the minutiae in the results of the Nutmeg State. A long held Democratic fortress, a refuge for far-left liberal voters, at least how we are perceived on […]

Election Day: Stratford

By Elizabeth Saint “Something so simple has such a big impact.” Michael Vernon, first time voter. Stratford’s election day was noted for “Early Lines,” “Lots of first time voters,” a “Constant stream of voters,”  “mask wearing and social distancing being followed” “as well as Very smooth and safe.” The Stratford Crier toured many polling stations […]

Stratford Halloween: Less Participants, More Creativity

by Elizabeth Saint Participation may have been down but Halloween-loving Stratford creativity soared on Saturday night. From chutes to laundry lines, “take one” tables and Halloween trees decked  in candy “ornaments” Stratford residents made sure their visiting ghouls and goblins were rewarded for coming out. For those who were in it for getting the candy… […]

Long Awaited Dog Park is a Tail Wagging Success

By Bob Levine After 12 long years Jared’s Dog Park finally opened to the public on Saturday, August 8th. The Park, located at 700 Peters Lane in Stratford was the culmination of years of planning and “jumping through hoops” by the Stratford Dog Park Action Committee. Jared’s Dog Park is approximately 2 acres of fenced […]

Rosa DeLauro vs Margaret Streicker

Running for Congresswoman for Connecticut’s 3rd District by Rachel Rusnek Project Management at UConn Health Rosa DeLauro, incumbent Congress woman for the 3rd District, covering central and coastal sections of Connecticut, is running this year to hold her seat against newcomer Margaret Streicker. DeLauro, a long time New Haven native, boasts 30 years of political […]

Ballot Snafu Again in Stratford

Nearly 280 voters in a Stratford have been listed in the wrong state House of Representatives district for years, and local voting officials are trying to sort it out after 59 absentee ballots for Tuesday’s election were given out and 45 received in Town Hall. The Registrar’s office is once again scrambling to fix the […]

Stratford School Update: Coronavirus Data Dashboard

As of Thursday, 32 Bunnell High School students were in quarantine, and four Bunnell community members — two students and two teachers — were isolating after testing positive. Five students at Flood Middle School were quarantining as of Thursday as a result of testing positive for the virus, as were four Lordship Elementary School students, […]

Candidate: Philip Young

Note: All Stratford candidates running for office on November 3rd were sent a Stratford Crier questionnaire. Candidates Jim Feenan, Rick Marcone, Kevin Kelly, and Ed Scinto did not respond. Name: Philip Young Office: State Representative 120th District Have you held office before? If yes, when and what? Yes, Stratford Town Council District 6, 2015-2017. Current 120th State […]

Candidate: Dr. James Simon

Note: All Stratford candidates running for office on November 3rd were sent a Stratford Crier questionnaire. Candidates Jim Feenan, Rick Marcone, Kevin Kelly, and Ed Scinto did not respond. Name: Dr. James Simon Office:  Democrat running for Registrar of Voters Have you held office before? If yes, when and what? I served as Assistant Secretary of […]