Welcome to 2019: Frey sees challenges in state budget, pensions

A new year, a new legislature, and a new face in the governor’s mansion in Hartford — Ridgefielder John Frey (R-111) is heading back to the state House of Representatives after narrowly staving off a challenge from Democratic nominee Aimee Berger-Girvalo this past November. Top priorities include the state budget, unfunded mandates (laws passed by the state which set new … read more

Dems raise issue with Frey taking lobbyist money

Updated 4 p.m. ET, Nov. 5 —Reports that State Representative John Frey (R-111) used lobbyist money to pay for travel expenses to and from national Republican events has stirred up Ridgefield Democrats hours before the midterm elections. Citing an article in the Hartford Courant published in June 2017, Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee Chairman Alex Harris raised questions about Frey taking what he … read more

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

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