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

Democratic View: Happy holidays

For this last column of the year, Ridgefield Democrats offer our hopes that all Ridgefield residents enjoy a safe, happy and fulfilling holiday season. To those who celebrated Hanukkah earlier this month, we hope you and yours enjoyed a warm, happy and restorative Festival of Lights. To those celebrating Christmas, we wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with all … read more

Letter: Deficits and the GOP

To the Editor: In a letter to the editor on Dec 13, Sean Archambault takes issue with Alex Harris’s Democratic View column from the previous week. The first issue is that many of Sean’s deficit numbers are way off. For example, for Fiscal Year 2010, Sean pegs the deficit at $1.652 trillion, while the actual deficit, according to the non-partisan … read more

Board of Ethics chairman: Few complaints for town employees, advisory opinions available

The town Board of Ethics doesn’t get many complaints — two, three, four a year — but its advisory function may be an underutilized resource for town officials and employees unsure of the right thing to do. “I think people on the boards in this town have been pretty good about knowing when to recuse themselves,” Board of Ethics Chairman … read more

Haskell readies to serve all in Senate

Will Haskell visits Wilton Center last week where he discussed his ideas for the next legislative session. — Jeannette Ross photo

State Sen.-elect Will Haskell acknowledged that while he received 53% of the vote in the November election to represent Connecticut’s 26th District, 47% of electors voted for his opponent. “I want to be their state senator, too,” the Democrat said in an interview in Wilton last week. He recognized they are “intelligent, honest and compassionate members of this community.” “I’m … read more

Letter: Haskell supports pension sustainability

Will Haskell

To the Editor: I would like to correct a note of misinformation in last week’s letter by William Jaeger, who stated it is not a priority of Senator-elect Haskell to address Connecticut’s pension liabilities. Haskell said throughout his campaign that he would fight for fiscal sustainability. He has always been a vocal supporter of implementing the Legacy Obligation Trust Model … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Stay involved

Another Election Day has come and gone, and we all survived. Congratulations to all who were victorious in their run for public office. Thank you to every candidate who ran for office. Regardless of the outcome, you made a difference in this election cycle. I offer a huge shout-out to all the volunteers, regardless of your party affiliation, who volunteered … read more

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