Gregory Stroud

Gregory Stroud has 41 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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A Tale of Two Projects

When the Connecticut legislature passed a ban on most pesticides for athletic fields used by kindergarten through 8th-grade students in 2010, who knew (not an entirely rhetorical question) that a common alternative — even for towns less wealthy than Old Lyme — would be to construct playing surfaces out of countless tons of tires recycled… Keep Reading

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The New and the Old of It

If you read the newspapers in America in 1780 or so – just as the modern familiar incarnation of the Christmas holiday is taking shape – you might be surprised to find that already critics and observers are fretting the loss of the true meaning, the spirit, of Christmas, much as they do today –… Keep Reading

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Editorial: A Round Up of What’s to Come

With a short legislative session in the spring, state and federal elections in the fall, we’re drawing up plans for nonpartisan election coverage, with the expectation that at least two state senate seats, and two or three house seats in the region will have exciting elections this fall – one insider has suggested privately that… Keep Reading

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Happy New Year from CT Examiner!

Not quite twenty years ago, in the dead of winter, in a small newspaper room in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, I sat reading New Year’s Eve coverage for the years 1903 until 1923 in bound volumes of three or four dozen newspapers from the time. A city of Petersburg’s size had… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Stepping up to Help a Neighbor

Seven months ago we launched CT Examiner with a story by Julia Werth reporting on extensive flooding in the soon-to-be-purchased McCulloch property. At the time there was some push back, that the beavers were beside the point, and a fact of nature — and they were right. Beavers were beside the point, as Julia Werth… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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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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