Wetlands board will be elected next November

Evening shadows engulfed the northern and western shores of Lake Mamanasco late Tuesday as afternoon sunlight still caught the eastern shore with Richardson Park’s cliffs. The Mamanasco Lake Improvement Fund’s plan for cleaning the north end of muck, visible in the foreground, was approved by the Inland Wetlands Board on Tuesday night. Story inside. —Macklin Reid photo

The voters have spoken — the town Inland Wetlands Board (IWB) will split away from the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) to become its own agency with seven elected officials. “The separation becomes effective with the November 2019 election,” explained Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti of the Planning and Zoning Commission. “Candidates will come through the Republican and Democratic town committees for … 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

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

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 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

Voters approve $48-million sewer upgrade

With all four districts reporting, Ridgefield’s $48-million sewer plant renovation appears headed to approval with 6,173 ‘yes’ votes to 4,335 ‘no.’ Voters also strongly favored separation of the Inland Wetlands Board from the Planning and Zoning Commission, with 7,920 ‘yes’ to 2,696 ‘no’ votes on Election Day. Those are not official results, but votes totals posted at the four district … read more

Race for 111th: Frey wins re-election (UPDATE)

Updated 11 p.m. ET, Nov. 6 — State Representative John Frey (R-111) has won re-election over Democratic challenger Aimee Berger-Girvalo. The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee conceded the race at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday night, with Berger-Girvalo giving Frey’s camp a congratulatory phone call. Early returns from the town’s four voting districts show Frey with a 5,732 to 5,214 vote lead. The Registrar of Voters … read more

Registrar of Voters: Expect delayed ballot tallies

Those eagerly anticipating Ridgefield’s Election Day results better pick up a good book because it’s going to be a long night. The Registrar of Voters has reported ballot machine problems at two of the town’s three polling stations — Yanity and Scotts Ridge Middle School. According to First Selectman Rudy Marconi, around 2,000 ballots at Scotts Ridge have yet to … read more

Governor to state representative: Voters will decide on 32 candidates on Election Day

An Election Day avalanche of decision-making awaits voters: 32 candidates seeking 12 offices ranging from U.S. senator and congressman to state representative, state senator, governor and a host of statewide positions — attorney general, secretary of the state, comptroller and treasurer. Three local candidates for judge of probate and registrars of voters are unopposed. Following the candidate choices are 12 … read more

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