Democratic View: Connecticut’s women deserve a strong advocate

Unsurprisingly, I am a supporter of women, children and families. What may surprise you is how many financial, safety and healthcare issues affecting women come before the state legislature every year. Basic matters of everyday life, such as access to contraception, a woman’s right to choose, hate crimes/discrimination, domestic abuse, paid family leave, and the minimum wage are regularly addressed … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Unanswered sewer renovation questions need answers

The sewer project is the second largest capital request in the history of Ridgefield. This vote will impact Ridgefielders, their property values, taxes and how our town grows over the next 20 years. Given the enormity of this, the selectmen, Board of Finance and WPCA approvals, wouldn’t a taxpayer think the current Phase 2 documents and presentations posted on the … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — The invisible stink

They live among us, perfectly decent people in almost every respect. You’ve probably known them for years. They give to charity and pay their taxes. Some even return their library books before they’re due out of consideration to others who want to read them. They just won’t acknowledge your greeting when you pass them in the hall. The refusal to … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Dedicated leaders

The Town of Ridgefield and the State of Connecticut are fortunate to have two dedicated elected officials who represent us in Hartford. State Sen. Toni Boucher and state Rep. John Frey are both well respected veterans in Hartford and in our community.   Sen. Boucher represents six towns in addition to Ridgefield: New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Bethel, Redding and Westport.  Toni is … read more

Editorial: Freedom to speak

Sewers, superintendents, and skate clubs — Ridgefielders have an opinion about everything these days, and for good reason. There’s a costly (and unavoidable) sewer renovation coming down the pipeline, the town’s top-paid employee resigned this spring amid controversy and the school board hasn’t found a full-time replacement, and the proposed winter club on Peaceable Street is seen as a threat … read more

RVNA Today: Text neck — what’s old is new again

Chances are you’ve been cautioned about “text neck,” a relatively recent condition that refers to pain in the neck caused by straining to see a small, hand-held device. But your cell phone isn’t the only culprit. And “text neck” isn’t new. It’s just a catchy name for an old problem: neck strain due to poor posture. And while it’s now … read more

Library Lines: Arts alive at the library

Arts programming is alive at the Ridgefield Library this fall. Opportunities abound for those who love to write, read, listen and create. The sixth annual Ridgefield Writers Conference happens Sept. 21, and the Ridgefield Folk series kicks off on Sept. 23. The library’s many book groups are in full swing, offering lively and thought-provoking discussions every month. The library’s STEAM … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — The beauty of sport

The U.S. Women’s National Basketball team came through Bridgeport last Saturday night, allowing our region the opportunity to see some of the best athletes in the world as they prepared for next week’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. However, those lucky enough to catch the squads from Canada and Japan the night before were treated to everything … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Connecticut by the numbers

As you travel around our beautiful town it is hard not to notice the numerous “For Sale” signs, and “For Rent” signs. While the rest of the country has seen over 4 million new jobs created and greater than 4% GDP growth since the 2016 election, Connecticut continues to barely break even at best. Governors of other states regularly visit Connecticut to … read more