Waterford’s First Selectman Daniel Steward Retiring, But Still Looking Forward


WATERFORD — Retiring First Selectman Daniel Steward has seen Waterford’s transformation first hand over 69 years living in town. Steward’s father sold the family dairy farm in the early 1970s, and now those acres are the site of a Lowe’s Home Improvement and shopping plaza just off Interstate 95. The catalpa tree his father planted as a boy stands high above the parking lot. But if you ask Steward about all that’s changed, he doesn’t get stuck on sentimentality for days gone by. “It’s what happens. It’s the way life progresses,” Steward said in a Friday interview at Waterford Town