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

League of Women Voters to host forum at library Tuesday

Candidates for the two boards which have most direct say over schools and taxes will face off in a live forum next week. Candidates for Board of Education and Board of Finance will outline positions and answer questions at a League of Women Voters’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 3, starting at 7 p.m. in the Ridgefield Library. There’ll be separate events … read more

Legislators discuss state budget in Weston

Legislators Tony Hwang, Adam Dunsby and Toni Boucher discussed the state budget at the League of Women Voters’ Legislative Wrap-Up. — Margaret Wirtenberg photo

Weston’s League of Women Voters held a Legislative Wrap-Up on Saturday, Sept. 16 for area legislators to discuss the state budget. The meeting came mere hours after an early-morning vote that saw Connecticut’s House of Representatives pass a Republican-endorsed budget 78-72. Six Democrats voted in favor of the budget presented by Republicans. As of press time, Gov. Dannel Malloy has … read more

Pleasantine “Pleasie” Cushman Drake Rowley, founding member of the League of Women Voters

Pleasantine “Pleasie” Cushman Drake Rowley passed away June 15, 2017. A devoted mother, daughter, sister, and wife, a respected, valued and hard working community volunteer, a proud graduate of Mount Holyoke College (1943), Pleasie readily made friends wherever she went. Nothing was more important to her than her family, her friends and helping others. Born in NYC, NY, in 1921, … read more

Library, League of Women Voters team up for voter registration

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters and the Ridgefield Library will celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week next week.   An initiative developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the advocacy group EveryLibrary, NDSRW seeks to raise awareness of voting options available to people with disabilities. On Tuesday, July 18, volunteers from the league and library … read more

Ridgefield state reps talk politics at League forum

State Representatives John Frey (R-111) and Michael Ferguson (R-138) listened to spirited questions and engaged in a productive dialogue with their constituents in Ridgefield at a packed community forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield on Saturday morning.  They were joined by their Senate colleague, State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26). Close to one hundred people filled a … read more

Heroin deaths to Mountainside: Marconi tells league ‘state of town’

Heroin pushed its sad way into a crowd of more typical topics — budgets, growth and taxes, the Mountainside project — as First Selectman Rudy Marconi delivered a wide-ranging State of the Town talk to the League of Women Voters. Veering away from municipal facts and finances near the end of his hourlong presentation at the league’s celebration of suffragist … read more

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