Letter: Reporting, not distorting

To the Editor: State Representative John Frey made several disparaging personal accusations in The Ridgefield Press (2/14/2019). All the accusations are untrue. Representative Frey’s accusations relate to five short articles published by the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”) that report, refute, or question his record/actions. The articles are well-sourced, verified, and fact-checked. Contrary to Representative Frey’s accusations, the articles contain … read more

Letter: Is Ridgefield still senior friendly?

To the Editor: As a resident of Ridgefield since 1973, I was delighted when the town opened the Rec Center on Danbury Road. It has become a de facto town center, accommodating so many activities and hosting events for residents of all ages. When pickleball was initiated and offered as a class through Founders Hall, a group of senior friends … read more

Letter: Protect art programming

To the Editor: We at NEA-Ridgefield are writing this letter to express our belief in the importance of maintaining full-time art positions at the elementary level. Our mission at NEA-R is first and foremost to advocate for teachers. Knowing the powerful role all teachers play in social-emotional learning and overall development of our children, it is imperative that we do … read more

Letter: ZBA on wrong side of solar debate

To the Editor: Thursday was decision time for the Zoning Board of Appeals on the appeal by a Canterbury Lane neighbor over placement of ground mounted solar panels on my friends’ property. The board agreed that the only two issues with the permit were the language surrounding the type of structure selected by the zoning enforcement officer and net metering … read more

Letter: ACT of CT benefits local businesses, and that’s no ‘myth’

To the Editor: As artistic director (and founding member) of ACT of CT, I wanted to respond to Mr. Tyrrell’s letter to the editor published on Feb. 7. I appreciate Ed’s support of our theater and his enthusiasm for our productions. We are working hard at becoming one of the premier regional theaters in the Northeast, and based on our … read more

Giving Thanks: Taste of Ridgefield 

To the Editor: Thank you all who attended and helped make this year’s Taste of Ridgefield a resounding success, by all measures. The event was very well attended with over 30 establishments participating. The proceeds for the event exceeded $30,000. In its 20th year the Taste of Ridgefield continues to be a premier event. The proceeds of this event are … read more

Letter: Time to govern, not campaign

To the Editor: During the fall campaign, the chairman of the Democratic Town Committee intentionally distorted not only my record, but even my physical appearance. Current and former elected Democrats, as well as some town committee members, found the attacks so distasteful they crossed party lines and voted for me. The personal and polarizing attacks continue. Mouthing the same non-factual, … read more

Letter: School maintenance debate doesn’t need to be ugly

To the Editor: The debate on school maintenance has sparked some heated dialogue. What now should be done is to move past the finger pointing stage and work toward solutions. One suggestion is to form an ad-hoc building committee. The committee makeup would be one representative from the Board of Selectmen, the BOE, the person in charge of maintenance for … read more

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