Legislature restores cuts to Medicare that would have hurt seniors, disabled

In a Medicare reprieve for a couple of hundred Ridgefield seniors and disabled citizens, the state legislature tinkered with its budget and found another $53 million for Connecticut’s Medicare Savings Program, which should keep it solvent at least through June. The action in Hartford headed off reductions of eligibility levels that had been projected to knock as many as 113,000 … read more

Interns help Rep. Frey install new battle sign

Ridgefielders of all ages are committed to preserving their town’s history. That’s what makes the joint effort between State Rep. John Frey and his two interns — Nick Patterson and Petros Papadopoulos, graduates of the RHS Class of 2017 — such a special venture. The trio played an integral part in creating a new Battle of Ridgefield historic marker that … read more

Rep. Frey Applauds House Passage of Affordable Housing Reform

HARTFORD – State Rep. John Frey (R-111) hailed the passage of legislation reforming Connecticut’s affordable housing laws as “a good sign” for towns in Connecticut.  The bipartisan bill, HB 6880, passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday night by a vote of 116-33. Rep. Frey co-sponsored the bill, which makes several critical reforms that will restore the ability of … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Toll revenue? Not so fast

I don’t think Connecticut’s historic budget crisis is a secret to anyone anymore. It is now manifestly well-known that our state faces a $5-billion budget deficit over the next two years, a mountain of unfunded pension liabilities, and a depleting collection of income taxes that looks more sluggish with every new tally. This budget crisis comes at a particularly inconvenient … read more

Rep. Frey facilitates restoration of Ridgefield historical marker ahead of battle anniversary

State Representative John Frey (R-111) revealed the restorations he had completed on one of Ridgefield’s historical marker signs in town after Ridgefield resident Elaine Cox brought the sign’s deteriorating condition to his attention. The historical marker sign, located on Route 116 North Salem Road — between Wooster Heights and Tackora Trail —commemorates an American general who had died as a … read more