Murdock to attend State of the Union next week

Ridgefield High School junior and activist Lane Murdock will join U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) as his guest at the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C., next week. Murdock organized the National School Walkout against gun violence last April and is part of the inaugural class of the year-long Giffords Courage Fellowship. President Donald Trump is scheduled to … read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Ceremony encourages taking ‘the rough path’

Change doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t happen quietly, and rarely looks pretty.   That was the message from Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Ridgefield Playhouse, which honored Ridgefield High School junior and National School Walkout founder Lane Murdock with the town’s inaugural Profile In Courage award. “For 15 years, we have presented the Spirit of Dr. … read more

Ridgefield residents to host moment of silence for Sandy Hook victims Friday (UPDATE)

Ridgefield residents will host a moment of silence and remembrance for lives lost to gun violence at the Lounsbury House from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, will speak during the ceremony. Resident Amanda Cordano is organizing the event. Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Sandy … read more

Vigil remembers victims of gun violence

The vigil on Dec. 8 to remember those lost to gun violence was fraught with emotion as the deaths of three young people — two were murdered and one was killed in a firearms accident — were recounted by their families. Some 75 people packed the Quaker Meetinghouse in Wilton to hear from the families, Westport Selectwoman Melissa Kane, and … read more

Town Hall rally calls for residents to ‘believe in the rule of law’

Gathering in front of town hall to public mourn lives lost to gun violence, about 50 Ridgefielders held a vigil for mass shooting victims in California — and Pittsburgh, and Parkland, and Newtown — then transformed their gathering into a political rally in favor of the rule of law and against any potential effort by President Donald Trump to shut … read more

Shir Shalom to host interfaith vigil for Pittsburgh shooting victims Monday night

Congregation Shir Shalom will hold an interfaith vigil at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 to honor the 11 people killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Saturday. “This will be an opportunity to gather and find strength together, to pray as a community for the speedy recovery of those injured, to express our concern … read more

RHS student reacts to Texas school shooting (VIDEO)

As the community of Santa Fe, Texas, recoiled from a school shooting that left 10 people — eight students and two teachers — dead on Friday, May 18, students at Ridgefield High School shared feelings of grief and helplessness online. For one RHS junior, the latest shooting seemed to show the normalization of such tragedies amongst her peers. “There’s…an element … read more

Senator Chris Murphy discusses gun legislation, national spending plan (WATCH)

Fielding questions from residents of all ages, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy spoke to a room of more than 100 people in St. Stephen’s North Hall Friday morning. The senator was in Ridgefield attending a pancake breakfast, and opened the discussion talking about an array of national issues, including spending, opioids, and gun legislation. “Given all the massive dysfunction today in … read more

Letter: Make America safe

To the Editor: I was one of many on Saturday, March 24, attending one of the 800 “March for our Lives” groups  advocating against gun violence. After so many senseless tragedies in this country in schools, movie theaters, churches, and concerts, young people were making their voices heard for a safer America. I was inspired and impressed by the young … read more

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