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

Lamont claims governor’s race victory after Stefanowski concession

Connecticut awoke Wednesday still not knowing who its next governor will be, or when that answer might be finalized. The answer came around 9 a.m., when Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded. “A few moments ago, I called Ned Lamont to concede the race for governor and congratulate him on a hard-fought victory,” Stefanowski said in a statement. “I wish both Ned … 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

Staying put: Marconi officially drops out of governor's race

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi has officially dropped any thoughts of running for governor. “No,” he said with a laugh last week in an interview with The Press. “It takes two to tango, and I was never good at dancing — especially alone.” He’ll be working on Ridgefield issues in 2018, and hoping to run for first selectman again when … read more

Marconi talks governor’s race: Decision hasn't been made — yet

Governor Marconi? Quite a few Ridgefielders were surprised when First Selectman Rudy Marconi responded to a reporter’s question by saying, well, yes, he might be interested in running for governor. Peggy Marconi, for one. The first selectman got a call at his office: “‘Rudolph, have you seen the front page?’ Whenever my wife calls me ‘Rudolph,’ it’s reason to be … read more

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