Archive for February, 2010

Sylvia Guberman has passed away. Shiva is Sunday.


The majority of voters from both parties have elected John Harkins to end this personal vendetta and return Stratford to an honest and ethical Town. The way to do that is to stop this persecution. We call upon Mayor Harkins to simply do the right thing. At the very minimum, Harkins can immediately direct Buturla to change the suspension without pay to suspension with pay and stop the suffering of both the McNeil and Soto families. He can then go on and request that the State Attorney either bring this to trial or withdraw the charges completely.



Stratford officials face deadline on LoSchiavo’s future By Richard Weizel, STAFF WRITER Published: 09:16 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2010 STRATFORD — Time is running out for town officials to decide whether Police Officer Justin LoSchiavo, who crashed his patrol car into four vehicles while suffering a seizure in June and was assigned to “light duty” […]



So what? Typical politics? Maybe. The gossip is that Fire Chief Cavanaugh has privately claimed that “Jimmy made me do it”. Really? That’s what you’re going with? The leader of Stratford’s bravest?

To date (four months) after calling Assistant Chief Murray a liar, Cavanaugh has yet to apologize to Assistant Chief Murray or the taxpayers. In the short letter Cavanaugh wrote there are four (count ’em, 4!) lies he told the public. We continue to call upon Chief Cavanaugh to publicly apologize to us and to Assistant Chief Murray. And while he is at it, get the equipment he promised to his own firefighters.

So There!


Avoiding bickering comes at price for Stratford By James R. Miron Be careful what you wish for, Stratford. After watching the first 60 days of a Republican-controlled town of Stratford (i.e mayor, Town Council majority and Board of Education majority are Republican), it is obvious the Republicans’ plan of governing in Stratford is two-fold. First, […]

Grand list in Stratford declines slightly By Richard Weizel, STAFF WRITER Published: 10:09 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2010 STRATFORD — The national economic and housing crisis, combined with an artificially lowered tax rate the past two years, have taken a toll on the town’s new grand list of all taxable properties, reversing the previous year’s […]

It is worth noting that in Ms. Andersen’s previous debates with Dan Debicella, in the editor’s opinion, she won the debate in a walk. Mr. Debicella clearly had no idea about health coverage other than benefiting insurance companies. Sadly, at the time, Ms. Andersen had to carry the weight of Miron and the DTC. That is an impossible task for any politician.