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

‘Civic minded’ Class of 2018 to graduate Friday

The Ridgefield High Class of 2018 — activists and slackers, sports heroes and thespians alike — will graduate tomorrow, Friday, June 22. Those who knew them best through the four years of their academic careers at Ridgefield High described the class as “determined,” “civic minded,” and “enthusiastic.” “I think that we’re a very smart class and very competitive class. I … read more

Students walkout for stricter gun laws

One dollar and eighteen-cents. That’s the figure student organizers of Friday’s school walkout at Ridgefield High School said each of their lives are worth to the National Rifle Association. Despite heavy winds, an estimated 1,000 students walked out of their high school classes at 10 a.m., spearheaded by sophomore Lane Murdock. The event, staged on the 19th anniversary of the … read more

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