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

Haskell introduces three gun safety bills

Will Haskell

State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26) announced today, Jan. 22, he has submitted three new gun safety bills to the General Assembly. If enacted, these proposals would ban untraceable ghost guns, allow law enforcement to request proof of a gun permit of anyone carrying a weapon, and limit bulk purchases of guns. “Ending gun violence wasn’t just something I talked about … read more

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz to attend Alice Paul celebration Jan. 27

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will attend the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee’s “A Celebration of Alice Paul” event in Ridgefield on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event, billed as “a special tea recognizing women and democracy in honor of Alice Paul,” will be held in the Ridgefield home in which Alice Paul resided from the 1940s to … 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

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

Democratic View: Resolve now to participate in our local democracy

January is one of the toughest months of the year — and not just because the weather can be cold, gray and treacherous. What makes it tough are the resolutions. “Spend more time with family.” “Cut back on calories.” “Finish the bathroom renovation.” Fortunately, you can make resolutions anytime. Many people who helped with the recent election told me their … read more

Himes votes to reopen government

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) today released the following statement on the first day of the 116th Congress as Democrats regained the majority in the House of Representatives, voted to reopen the government, and passed a new rules package: “In 2018, Democrats won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives by making the case to the American people that we … read more

Democrats seek candidate for vacant Police Commission seat

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Commission (DTC) is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Police Commission. Police Commissioner Stephen Saloom resigned from his position effective Jan. 1, 2019, pursuant to a temporary work relocation to the Washington, DC area. Per the town’s charter, the Police Commission has 30 days to fill the vacancy and must fill the vacancy … read more

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