Youth Climate Strike: High school trio joins protest in Hartford

Act now or swim later. Holding up signs that urged legislators to “wake up, save our future,” a trio of Ridgefield High School juniors joined protesters in front of the state Capitol building in Hartford during the worldwide Youth Climate Strike March 15. Their motivation was simple.  “Our generation is going to feel the repercussions of climate change more than … read more

Fracking waste ban draws support from the public

Opposition to oil and gas fracking and use of byproducts from the process in Ridgefield was widely shared among about 25 Ridgefielders at a public hearing Saturday — suggesting, though some doubts and concerns were expressed, considerable support for an ordinance to ban reuse of fracking by-products that is scheduled for a town meeting vote Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Please do … read more

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