Gregory Stroud

Gregory Stroud has 34 articles published.

Gregory Stroud was born in Rochester, NY. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a PhD in the History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He taught at Bennington College before leaving academics and working in the theater. His translation and adaptation of Chekhov's Cherry Orchard premiered at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. A full-time resident of Connecticut since 2012, Stroud co-founded and led the nonprofit SECoast, and was later hired as Director of Special Projects for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the co-founder, owner, and editor of the Connecticut Examiner.
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Editorial: Four Hours with Former Connecticut Port Authority Head Evan Matthews

Four hours with Evan Matthews on Sunday afternoon and I left convinced that – if the downside risk can be negotiated favorably — the delayed Eversource-Ørsted deal is a good (maybe great) deal for Connecticut. Certainly Matthews – an industry professional with years of relevant experience — believes it’s a good deal and feels blindsided,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Editorials/Turf Field

Editorial: Local Oversight and Regional Budgets

It’s simply unimaginable as part of the budget, anywhere in Connecticut, that a town employee could propose a $2.5 million project, with significant, ongoing and uncertain maintenance costs, as well as ten year replacement costs, and expect to plan and approve the project without early and broad public engagement, and without the promise of a… Keep Reading

Posted on in Editorials/Elections/Infrastructure/Port Authority

Editorial: Recapping Election Week

Monday morning — I hadn’t gotten in to work yet — instead I was out on a rocky overlook at Selden Creek Preserve chatting on the phone with State Auditor John Geragosian about the Connecticut Port Authority audit. He was reassuring. While not characterizing the contents of the referral to the Connecticut Office of the… Keep Reading

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Editorial: On Denying Old Lyme Residents a Meeting by Petition

I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of a town in Connecticut denying residents the right to petition for a special meeting. In Old Lyme, at least, it’s not often that this quaint provision of small-town New England democracy is ever even attempted. I can’t cite a case when it’s been abused. To be sure,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Editorials/Port Authority

Editorial: A Lesson On Quasi-Publics and Tolling

By any measure I should be an easy ‘get’ for the Lamont administration on transportation. Months ago I actually penned an opinion piece for CT Mirror advocating for the new administration’s signature transportation project to speed travel times to 30 minutes by rail between paired cities: Hartford and New Haven, New Haven and Stamford, Stamford… Keep Reading

Posted on in WPCA

Editorial: A Stray Conversation About Sewering Rogers Lake and Elsewhere in Old Lyme

What should we make of a recent interview with Waterford First Selectman Daniel Steward, credibly recounting conversations with Old Lyme First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder on the topic of installing sewers in Rogers Lake and elsewhere in Old Lyme? “What they haven’t included in any of these discussions is what it costs to transport the sewage… Keep Reading

Posted on in Opinion/Planning & Zoning

Editorial: A News Roundup and 5 Questions on Doubling the Shoreline Setback in Old Lyme

At September 9 meeting of the Town of Old Lyme Zoning Commission, board members introduced a text amendment – what board secretary Jane Marsh described as a “new philosophy” – to address “a trend of the coastline advancing on our town.” This amendment would do two things: Increase the setback for new construction to 100… Keep Reading

Posted on in Elections/Opinion

On Party Politics and Ground Rules for CT Examiner’s Political Coverage

On Monday, October 14, CT Examiner will roll out its local campaign coverage for the region beginning with the race for First Selectman of Essex. Reporters Cate Hewitt, Julia Werth and Christopher McDermott have spoken to dozens of Democratic and Republican candidates in competitive races across the region from Stonington to Essex. That’s night and… Keep Reading

Posted on in Editorials/Port Authority

A Call For Connecticut Port Authority Hearings

If you believe in the ability of government to accomplish great good – think Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — then it’s incumbent on you, when you see government misbehaving, to hold it accountable. To say that accountability has been lacking in the case of the Connecticut Port Authority is an understatement. If you think… Keep Reading

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