Letter: Rudy reality check time

To the Editor: Rather than advocating for our town, Rudy has chosen to be a mouthpiece of the Hartford Democrats by supporting tolls that will negatively impact Ridgefield’s roads, traffic, property values, neighborhoods and quality of life. In his Press interview, Rudy explains his logic for supporting tolls. Rudy mentions tolls being a “no-brainer”. Rudy never mentions the fact that … read more

Hands Off Our Schools rally draws big crowd to Ridgefield

With the sounds of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take it” echoing through the village, townspeople, town leaders, and legislators led a rally opposing school regionalization on the steps of Ridgefield’s Town Hall Saturday, Feb. 23. Around 200 people stood on the sidewalks of Main Street, many of them holding up signs in the air protesting the proposed change. “Moved … read more

Ulmer, Mancini re-elected as finance board leaders

Swiftly, unanimously and without controversy, the Board of Finance members re-elected Chairman Dave Ulmer and Vice Chairwoman Jessica Mancini to lead them for 2019. “We work together real well as a board, and will continue to do that,” Ulmer said after the Jan. 15 board meeting. Ulmer and Mancini are both Democrats. The party holds a 4-to-1 majority on the … read more

Election 2018 recap: What comes next after the Democrats big wins?

A blue wave swept through Ridgefield for the second straight year last Tuesday night. Democrats won eight of the 10 contested races in the Ridgefield vote, losing only the General Assembly races for the 111th and 138th districts in Connecticut’s House of Representatives. Republican John Frey captured re-election from Democratic challenger Aimee Berger-Girvalo to represent the 111th District. Republican incumbent … read more

Democrats look to fill empty zoning commission seat

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Commission is looking seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Per the town’s charter, the commission has 30 days to fill the slot, and must fill with a individual with the same party affiliation as the resigning member — in this case a Democrat, Tim Dunphy, who resigned earlier this … read more

Blue wave: Lamont, Dems win big on election night in Ridgefield

Ridgefield voting results mimicked statewide numbers as Democrats swept races for state governor, United States senator, congressional representative, secretary of the state, treasurer, comptroller, and attorney general. In the race for the next Connecticut governor, Democrat Ned Lamont topped Republican Bob Stefanowski, 6,385 to 6,167 votes, in Ridgefield. Lamont claimed the governor’s chair with 46.57% of the statewide vote after … 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

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