Race for 111th District: Frey, Berger-Girvalo face off at debate (VIDEO)

Economic issues — the state income tax, corporations leaving Connecticut, a $15 minimum wage — joined questions about concerns, like gay rights and early voting, at the League of Women Voters’ debate on Oct. 2. A crowd approaching 200 filled the Ridgefield Library’s program room, with folks standing the back for the debate featuring six candidates from three local legislative … read more

Taxes to guns, issues take stage in 138th House District debate

Staking out their political turf, candidates for the 138th District seat in the state House of Representatives discussed issues from guns to taxes to raising the minimum wage at the Oct. 2 League of Women Voters debate. Close to 200 people packed the Ridgefield Library’s program room —standing room only — to hear six candidates from three contests. Seeking to … read more

26th District State Senate seat: Boucher, Haskell describe stand on issues (VIDEO)

Answering questions about issues from guns to gay rights, and from tolls to taxes, candidates for the 26th District state Senate seat — incumbent Republican Toni Boucher of Wilton and Democratic challenger Will Haskell of New Canaan — participated in League of Women Voters debate Oct. 2. The 26th District includes all or part of Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Weston, Westport, … read more

Letter: Using common sense in a scorching political season

To the Editor:  I have been an unaffiliated voter all my voting life. Consistently, my votes have been cast for candidates without consideration of political party. In the past, my vote for John Frey was based on common sense. To date, this is what I know. John Frey has served Ridgefield residents well. Over the years John has steadily climbed … read more

Race for 111th: Frey wants more of a job he loves

The rewards of representing Ridgefielders in Hartford — voting in the state House of Representatives, pushing bills through committee, helping residents deal with state bureaucracy — have John Frey wanting two more years. The 10-term incumbent seeks re-election to represent the 111th District — all of Ridgefield south of George Washington Highway. “I love it. I really enjoy public service. … read more

Race for 111th: Issues led Berger-Girvalo back into politics

It was the tragedy of Sandy Hook — young school children gunned down by madman — that re-awakened the political activist in Aimee Berger-Girvalo, starting her transition from someone who votes in elections to someone who runs for office, and leading to her candidacy for Ridgefield’s 111th District seat in the Connecticut House of Representatives. “My mother was a U.S. … read more

Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell for 26th district senate seat

Will Haskell

The race for state senate in Connecticut’s 26th district just went national with Democratic candidate Will Haskell winning the endorsement of former President Barack Obama. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something — to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public … read more

League of Conservation Voters endorses Boucher

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26)

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26, Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Weston, Westport) for the Connecticut General Assembly. Boucher has been a champion for open space and land conservation, and spearheaded the preservation of the Troutbrook Reservoir and other natural resources. She supports responsible carbon pricing initiatives to ensure polluters pay for the damage they cause, and … read more

Himes reintroduces three education bills

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) reintroduced three bills on Thursday designed to help students in Connecticut and across the nation. The Supporting Early Learning Act expands on investments by the Obama administration into early education by establishing the Early Learning Challenge Fund. It would support states in building and strengthening high-quality early learning and development programs. The bill authorizes $350 million … read more