League of Women Voters to host art raffle fundraiser

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will host its eighth “Get To Know Your Town” meeting and fifth annual art raffle “kick-off” celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at town hall’s lower level conference room. Dr. Mark Meachem, chair of the Ridgefield Arts Council, will be the guest speaker at the meeting and will talk about the … read more

Taxes to guns, issues take stage in 138th House District debate

Staking out their political turf, candidates for the 138th District seat in the state House of Representatives discussed issues from guns to taxes to raising the minimum wage at the Oct. 2 League of Women Voters debate. Close to 200 people packed the Ridgefield Library’s program room —standing room only — to hear six candidates from three contests. Seeking to … read more

League of Women Voters to host annual fund-raiser May 8

Ridgefield artist Pamela Stoddart has created “On the Inside” for the Ridgefield League of Women Voters to be raffled off at its annual fund-raiser Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gallo restaurant. Stoddart will serve as the guest bartender, alongside various board members, and proceeds from the raffle ticket sales and 10% of the bar bill will … read more

Serfilippi, Bruno to speak at League of Women Voters meeting April 17

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters will host its fifth “Get to Know Your Town” meeting Tuesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall lower-level conference room. The league launched the series of educational programs for members and their fellow Ridgefielders to learn more about their town government. Town Clerk Barbara Serfillipi and Registrar of Voters Cindy Bruno … read more

League of Women Voters postpones Tuesday meeting to April

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters has rescheduled its “Get To Know Your Town” meeting with Town Clerk Barbara Serfilippi and Registrar of Voters Cindy Bruno to Tuesday, April 17, due to inclement weather. The meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, will still take place at at 10:30 a.m. in Town Hall’s lower level conference room. The meeting is free and … read more

Paul Roche retires after four decades of dedication to recreation

After leading the charge for public recreation in Ridgefield for 41 years — carrying the flag for fields and programs, buildings, maintenance and a “pay as you go” approach —  Paul Roche is retiring. “We’ve had great people,” he said. “Everybody works together as a team to make this thing go, and they all feel part of the team.” Roche … read more

Taxes, debt, school spending, growth: Finance candidates share their views

State cuts, education spending, seniors and taxes, the town’s long-term debt, its “fund balance,” and fostering growth fueled the discussion as finance board candidates exchanged views before a crowd of more than 100 at a League of Women Voters forum on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Asked about the state budget crisis, the candidates were a chorus of despair. “I think we’re … read more

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