CT Pulse: Jordan Porco Foundation's mission, upcoming gala

CT Pulse welcomes two guests aiming to raise awareness on mental health in young adults and prevent suicide. Foundation Development Director Gillian Anderson and Student Ambassador Nicole Thompson discuss their work with the Jordan Porco Foundation and the organization’s upcoming gala. Gillian, who lost her daughter suicide, shares more on Jordan Porco’s programs.  Nicole, a Trumbull native and freshmen at … read more

What are your hopes and dreams? Ridgefield students discuss walkout (VIDEO)

Walk up, not out. That was the sentiment shared by Ridgefield High School junior Dackerie Bowes Wednesday morning at a school-wide walkout that memorialized the 17 students and staff members killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. “Everyone was able to put their beliefs and opinions aside to really come together as a … read more

School board seeks superintendent's resignation (WATCH)

Superintendent Karen Baldwin

Karen Baldwin’s tenure as Ridgefield’s Superintendent of Schools may be coming to an abrupt end. Baldwin, who has been mired in controversy for the last two weeks after it was discovered that several letters she wrote were copied without proper attribution, was placed on a paid administrative leave Friday, March 9. It didn’t take much time for the Board of Education … read more

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Busting common myths

As part of National Eating Disorders Week, watch Straight Talk with Tracey’s episode on debunking common eating disorder myths, with Sara Niego, MD. National Eating Disorders Week — Monday, Feb. 26-Sunday, March 4 — aims to raise awareness, bust myths, get people screened and start journeys to healing. This episode of Straight Talk with Tracey, a Silver Hill Hospital production, … read more

WATCH: Himes, Murdock speak at Ballard Park rally

A rally against gun violence organized by Wilton teen Isabella Segall, drew more than 100 residents and government officials to Ballard Park Wednesday, Feb. 21. Bolstered by social media, Wilton and Ridgefield teens spoke from the gazebo in the middle of the park, sharing their concerns about gun laws and a disregard for mental illness. They said two issues have … read more

CT Pulse: Ridgefield student starts national movement in wake of Florida shooting

On Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m., CT Pulse talks with a 15 year-old Ridgefield student who has helped launch a national movement. Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, Lane Murdock started a petition to the U.S. Senate and has launched a nationwide school walkout, protesting what she calls an inaction of lawmakers to prevent gun violence. … read more

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