Giving Thanks: Make Music Day

To the Editor: As the sun finally came out Friday, it shined on musicians playing from Main Street all the way to The Marketplace at Copps Hill Plaza for International Make Music Day. People gathered to listen to an array of musical performances — some scheduled, some impromptu. The day wouldn’t have been possible without the Ridgefield creative community’s collaborative … read more

Letter: What about fracking?

To the Editor: In all the quibbling, official and non-official, about jurisdiction and protection of Ridgefield’s aquifers, an extremely relevant town ordinance has been virtually ignored. A town meeting several months ago voted overwhelmingly to ban the use of fracking mining waste in Ridgefield, ostensibly to prevent the harm seepage of such materials could do to sub-soil water supply. Asphalt … read more

Letter: Why would church rush land use process?

To the Editor: In a recent Facebook post, the meeting minutes from the May 28 St. Stephen’s Vestry Meeting were shared and stated that the church is looking into selling their South Hall building. The minutes read: “…the town charter was amended last November to establish a new Inland Wetlands Board effective 11/8/2019 to remove wetland decisions making from P&Z. … read more

Letter: Distorted logic on parking

To the Editor: The irony that P&Z and the Parking Authority are considering regulating the number spots for certain downtown businesses rather than come up with a comprehensive plan to address the real issues is breathtaking. We all read about concerns of retail vacancies and the diminishing business base in town. Offering meaningless tax incentives to attract tenants are laughable … read more

Letter: Beware of the new age Charter for Compassion

To the Editor: Further thought should be given to promoting the concept that a civil government bind itself to any Charter for Compassion. The “Charter,” found at https://charterforcompassion.org/charter, propounds an abstract, and thus civilly unworkable, “New Age” mysticism. Its text smacks of the institution of civil religion, abhorred under the First Amendment. It will inevitably lead to the mischiefs of … read more

Letter: Distorted logic on parking

The irony that P&Z and the Parking Authority are considering regulating the number spots for certain downtown businesses rather than come up with a comprehensive plan to address the real issues is breathtaking. We all read about concerns of retail vacancies and the diminishing business base in town. Offering meaningless tax incentives to attract tenants are laughable as are costly … read more

Letter: Kill the town meeting?

Bill Davidson’s proposal to eliminate any meaningful activity by the town meeting (Letters, May 23) is puzzling, disturbing, and seemingly uninformed on the history of the town and state we call home. The Fundamental Orders for Connecticut of 1639 was possibly the first written constitution ever. Ridgefield has a 300-year history of town meetings making decisions that affect its people. … read more

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