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

Murdock to receive MLK Profile in Courage Award at Playhouse Monday

The Town of Ridgefield will present the 23rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, honoring the legacy of the great civil rights leader with an awards ceremony, speakers and performances at 3 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse Monday, Jan. 21. The MLK Profile in Courage Award — a new award — will be presented for the very first time at … read more

Town to honor school walkout organizer Lane Murdock at MLK Day event

Ridgefield High School junior Lane Mudrock will be honored during this year’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the Ridgefield Playhouse Monday, Jan. 21. Murdock, 16, helped launch the national school walkout movement following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018. Fifteen years old at the time of the shooting, … read more

RHS walkout: Speakers, open mic planned for April 20

Rain or shine, hundreds Ridgefield High School students will spend next Friday outside in protest against gun violence. “Worst-case scenario, if there is any rain, we’ll probably go up into the stands [at Tiger Hollow],” said sophomore Lane Murdock, who launched the National School Walkout movement in February days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives … 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

‘Walkout’ organizers exit school board meeting in protest

Ridgefield students seem ready to protest at the drop of a hat. Three and a half weeks before their planned rally against gun violence at Ridgefield High School, a group of 11 students walked out of Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting in dissent after hearing that the event should be moved to the weekend.   “Legally, I want to … read more

WATCH: Ridgefield students discuss concerns gun violence, mass shootings

When Ridgefield High School students walk out in mass demonstration against gun violence on April 20, they hope the whole world will see kids who have grown up and are not afraid to take charge. That the message RHS sophomore Lane Murdock delivered during an hour-long press conference in Hartford Friday, Feb. 23. The founder of the National School Walkout … read more

Action against gun violence: Senators, representatives to meet with parents, students in Hartford Friday

It’s been a busy week for Ridgefield High School sophomore Lane Murdock. The founder of the National School Walkout movement will meet with a contingency of Connecticut politicians in Hartford today — Friday, Feb. 23 — before Congress returns to Washington for the upcoming legislative session following the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 students and faculty dead.  The group … read more

WATCH: Himes, Murdock speak at Ballard Park rally

A rally against gun violence organized by Wilton teen Isabella Segall, drew more than 100 residents and government officials to Ballard Park Wednesday, Feb. 21. Bolstered by social media, Wilton and Ridgefield teens spoke from the gazebo in the middle of the park, sharing their concerns about gun laws and a disregard for mental illness. They said two issues have … read more

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