Affordable housing: Goldenberg pushes town to get serious

The binder holding data to argue for a moratorium on 'affordable housing' applications in Ridgefield circa 2012. —Jake Kara photo

With more than 1,100 Ridgefield households — 13% — struggling to pay bills, and a state law requiring towns to have an affordable housing plan updated every five years, housing advocate Dave Goldenberg is asking the selectmen to create a new Housing Opportunity Commission to bring more urgency to the town’s affordable housing efforts. “Ridgefield has obligations not just to … read more

Marconi: Clean water needs stronger protection

Clean drinking water and its protection is a concern First Selectman Rudy Marconi hopes to advance by building a regional and then statewide coalition to strengthen relevant state law. “We need to think now, and act now, to protect the quality of our water,” Marconi said. “…We need to limit the amount of development in our drinking water watersheds.” Marconi … read more

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