Democratic View: Thank you

Tuesday was an historic election and Ridgefield Democrats have much for which we are thankful. Our greatest thanks are to each voter, no matter party or votes cast, for voting. Turnout was high for a mid-term with unofficial tallies of over 12,000 ballots cast, including nearly 1,300 absentee ballots and almost 90 Election Day registrations. That level of participation is … read more

Town Hall rally calls for residents to ‘believe in the rule of law’

Gathering in front of town hall to public mourn lives lost to gun violence, about 50 Ridgefielders held a vigil for mass shooting victims in California — and Pittsburgh, and Parkland, and Newtown — then transformed their gathering into a political rally in favor of the rule of law and against any potential effort by President Donald Trump to shut … read more

Town hall rally planned for Mueller, California victims

Ridgefield Women’s March organizers Aimee Berger-Girvalo and Jessica Mancini are planning a rally in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller at 5 p.m. today at town hall. The event will also be a vigil for the 12 victims of a mass shooting that took place in California Wednesday, Nov. 7.  Berger-Girvalo said residents should gather in front of town hall. … read more

Ballot questions recap: Sewer project passes; zoning, wetlands board to split

Approval of the $48-million sewer plant renovation, the creation of a seperate elected Inland Wetlands Board, and approval of state constitutional question firming up procedural hurdles to the sale of state property left environmental-minded Ridgefielders pleased with Tuesday’s voting results. “It’s been a great day for the environment, particularly here in Ridgefield,” said Conservation Commission chairman James Coyle. “You don’t … read more

Election by the numbers: Himes, Murphy receive most votes in Ridgefield; Lamont tops Stefanowski (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Official Ridgefield voting results are in. John Frey received 6,326 to Aimee Berger-Girvalo’s 5,888; Will Haskell topped Toni Boucher 6,596 to 6,144 votes; Ned Lamont carried the town with 6,385 votes to Stefanowski’s 6,167 tallies. 12,910 residents voted in this election (69.8% turnout). By comparison, the 2016 presidential election received a 79% turnout. … read more

Merrill, Lembo earn re-election bids

Democrats have won four of Connecticut’s constitutional offices.  Democrat William Tong defeated  Republican Susan Hatfield earlier Wednesday, completing the sweep.  Incumbent Secretary of the State Denise Merrill turned back the challenge of Republican Susan Chapman, 798,237 votes to 573,047. Comptroller Kevin Lembo won another term, the Democratic incumbent finishing with 692,177 votes, more than 100,000 above Republican Kurt Miller (590,263). … read more

Lamont claims governor’s race victory after Stefanowski concession

Connecticut awoke Wednesday still not knowing who its next governor will be, or when that answer might be finalized. The answer came around 9 a.m., when Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded. “A few moments ago, I called Ned Lamont to concede the race for governor and congratulate him on a hard-fought victory,” Stefanowski said in a statement. “I wish both Ned … read more

Election 2018: Ridgefield voters select Stefanowski over Lamont (unofficial)

Republican Bob Stefanowski has appeared to have narrowly won Ridgefield over Democrat Ned Lamont in the state governor’s race, early returns from the town’s three voting districts show. The statewide result is still undecided. Stefanowski received 5,638 votes in Ridgefield on Election Day, barely edging out Lamont’s 5,602 tallies. These results do not include more than 1,400 absentee ballots. In the race … read more

Election 2018: Haskell defeats Boucher for 26th district seat

Will Haskell, the 22-year-old Democrat from New Canaan, has defeated longtime Republican incumbent Toni Boucher for the 26th district state senate seat. Throughout his campaign, Haskell said his top three priorities will be gun violence, paid family leave, and transportation funding. Boucher, 68, a Republican from Wilton, was running for a sixth term. She served as the Senate’s chief deputy … read more

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