Walsh’s Wonderings — Knives on roadsides

There’s a disturbing trend on the streets these days that is as dangerous as it is unnecessary. No, I’m not referring to Drake’s “In My Feelings” Challenge (age check, everyone). The fad I find most disturbing concerns the razor-sharp curbs that local towns are installing on the sides of our roads. It’s as if someone in Town Hall decided, “We … read more

Democratic View: What’s he hiding?

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, mere hours after longtime Trump adviser and confidante Roger Stone was arrested and indicted on multiple federal charges, the Republican National Committee (RNC), convening for its annual winter meetings in New Mexico, unanimously pledged the party’s “undivided support” to Trump as the party’s presidential candidate in 2020. The vote was a preemptive strike to block … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Call to action

In our last column we urged all Ridgefield residents to pay close attention to what is going on in Hartford. We used tolls as one example of Democratic policies being advanced that will hurt residents of Ridgefield and Connecticut. Since that article was written, the Democrats have put forward legislation and initiatives that will: Force Ridgefield and towns like ours … read more

Democratic View: Support victims of violence

Connecticut has numerous statutes related to domestic violence and sexual assault, in order to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable. With the new legislative session underway, the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee supports strengthening statutes and administrative policy that assist domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to have safe, stable lives. The changes supported here are also supported by the … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Pay close attention

As the Democratic-controlled Connecticut legislature sets its priorities for 2019, we encourage all Ridgefield residents to pay close attention to bills that are being put forth. The two main questions to ask yourself when analyzing new bills are: Will the legislation have a positive or negative effect on Ridgefield? Will the legislation improve Connecticut’s economic problems? Let’s take the issue … read more

Editorial: Overcome differences

So many problems — the neighborhood’s, the town’s, the world’s problems — have their roots in differences, and people making too much of them. Racial differences were the principal focus of the civil rights leader whose vision and heart will be celebrated Monday. But race wasn’t Dr. Martin Luther King’s only concern. He was an advocate not only for civil … read more

Democratic View: A voice, a vote and power

Alice Paul, former Ridgefield resident, suffragist, activist and visionary political leader achieved a lasting impact on American history. An unparalleled political strategist, she is remembered for her successful efforts to pass the 19th Amendment, which secured women the right to vote, and for her authorship of the Equal Rights Amendment, passed by Congress in 1972, but not as yet ratified. … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Notes from train station

Train stations have never been the most inviting of places. Early morning commuters drape themselves over railings like wet rags, bleary-eyed and in need of caffeine. We spring to life with the arrival of each train, jostling for position in front of the doors like polite linebackers. That is, if we’re not making a mad dash up and down stairs … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Thank you for your service

As we start 2019, the Ridgefield Republican Town Committee would like to take a moment to thank two very important public servants — Hope Wise and Toni Boucher. Hope Wise, has stepped down as the Ridgefield Republican registrar after 20 years of service. Until recently, Toni Boucher served as Ridgefield’s state senator for the past 10 years. Both of these … read more

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