Letter: Using common sense in a scorching political season

To the Editor:  I have been an unaffiliated voter all my voting life. Consistently, my votes have been cast for candidates without consideration of political party. In the past, my vote for John Frey was based on common sense. To date, this is what I know. John Frey has served Ridgefield residents well. Over the years John has steadily climbed … read more

Letter: Kavanaugh allegations require thorough vetting

To the Editor: Recently on these pages a writer has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. That the entire process has devolved into a vicious partisan spectacle should not really be a surprise. It is disheartening but representative of the growing divisiveness in our country over the past 20 years The modern-day battling over … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Dedicated leaders

The Town of Ridgefield and the State of Connecticut are fortunate to have two dedicated elected officials who represent us in Hartford. State Sen. Toni Boucher and state Rep. John Frey are both well respected veterans in Hartford and in our community.   Sen. Boucher represents six towns in addition to Ridgefield: New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Bethel, Redding and Westport.  Toni is … read more

Reps. Frey and Ferguson Support Revised Budget Proposal in Response to Declining Revenue, No Tax Hikes Necessary

HARTFORD – State Representatives John Frey (R-111) and Michael Ferguson (R-138) have joined the House Republican caucus in presenting a revised no-tax increase budget for 2018-19 that eliminates the projected $5 billion budget deficit, increases school funding for all towns, reduces the corporate surcharge and mitigates municipal aid losses by reallocating funds. The revisions were necessary in light of severely declining … read more

Rep. Frey facilitates restoration of Ridgefield historical marker ahead of battle anniversary

State Representative John Frey (R-111) revealed the restorations he had completed on one of Ridgefield’s historical marker signs in town after Ridgefield resident Elaine Cox brought the sign’s deteriorating condition to his attention. The historical marker sign, located on Route 116 North Salem Road — between Wooster Heights and Tackora Trail —commemorates an American general who had died as a … read more

Batter up! New baseball field gets hearing in May

A small concession stand serving hot dogs, picnic tables with umbrellas providing shade, and  batting cages for young sluggers practicing their swing — there’s nothing quite like spending time at a baseball field during the spring and summer months. And with the weather turning warm and sunny this week, it’s getting easier to envision Ridgefield’s newest baseball field. The Ridgefield … read more

Danbury Line riders invited to forum with DOT commissioner

Riders on the Danbury Branch rail line are invited to a forum next Monday with Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James Redeker to discuss the train service improvements they would like to see on the Danbury Line. Other interested  individuals and organizations are invited to the meeting arranged by state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) on April 10, from 7:30 to … read more

Town postpones special meeting with Boucher, Frey to March 4

First Selectman Rudy Marconi has announced the Board of Selectmen’s special meeting with Senator Toni Boucher and State Representatives Michael Ferguson (R-138) and John Frey (R-111) has been postponed to Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. in the lower level conference room in Town Hall. The meeting was initially scheduled to take place this Saturday, Feb. 25. The only item … read more

Rep. Frey wants to prohibit elected officials from receiving state pension

State Rep. John Frey (R-111) is seeking to relieve Connecticut of a massive burden to its state budget by proposing two bills that will address the massive costs of state employee pensions that have increased exponentially each year.  The first, H.B. 6087, would ensure that state employees’ pensions are based only on stated income.  The second, H.B. 6292, would eliminate … read more