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

Federal tax plan has town aiming for flat budget, health insurance bloc

A federal tax plan signed into law in late 2017 has First Selectman Rudy Marconi concerned — and has the town aiming for a 0% budget increase and considering a measure to create an alliance with other towns for leverage against the insurance industry. The new tax law was one of the first issues raised by Marconi in his state … read more

Storyteller Darla Shaw at Family FUNday

Dr. Darla Shaw

Ridgefield storyteller Darla Shaw will tell the story of Alice Paul, the Ridgefield suffragist, at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Family FUNday in celebration of Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 26, at 1 p.m. The program, for children ages 5 to 12, involves making parade hats with pictures that celebrate important causes. Shaw is a professor of education and women’s … read more

Town to celebrate suffragist Alice Paul

Suffragist Alice Paul will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the town hall’s lower-level conference room by the Ridgefield League of Women Voters. Paul, the author of the Equal Rights Amendment, had a home on Branchville Road from the 1940s to the 1970s. She was a leading figure in championing equal rights for women through the … read more

About Town: 10 famous people

It’s the season of Top 10s. Who would you say are the 10 most famous people to have lived in Ridgefield? The answer to a question like that is very subjective, difficult to determine and always subject to debate and disagreement. However, here are 10 notable Ridgefielders — all now dead — who were widely known during their lifetimes and, … read more

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