One out of every four registered Ridgefield Republicans voted in yesterday’s Gubernatorial primary. Across the aisle, turnout was pretty much exactly the same with 1,423 out of 5,408 registered Ridgefield Democrats (26.3%) turning out at the polls to support Ned Lamont’s bid for state governor. Lamont won in a landslide in Ridgefield —1,312 votes to Joe Ganim’s 97, and he … read more
Eleven terms serving the 111th district. If incumbent state Rep. John Frey wins re-election this fall, he won’t need to think very long about his next campaign motto. Frey, who has been serving Ridgefield’s 111th General Assembly District in the Connecticut House of Representatives for the past two decades, was nominated to run for his 11th term by the Republican … read more
The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee will host a forum at the library on Saturday, June 23, from 10 to noon to discuss town traffic issues. Chairwoman Hope Wise said that the forum is non-political. Joseph Savino, a member of the Police Commission, police Chief John Roche, and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission will attend the forum.
I blinked, and 30 years of politics is behind me now. Fitting then, that I should become the Republican Town Committee Chair with such varied political and community experience. I have had a different path than my predecessors; taking to politics out of necessity rather than want. Many folks remember my years as an Advocate for people with differences and … read more
The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee is looking for all registered Republicans interested in serving on the town committee to email their résumé to Chair Alex Karsanidi, [email protected], or call 203-438-6010. The caucus to endorse members for the new two-year term is on Jan. 11, and newly elected people start on March 6.
Voters will troop to the polls to decide who among some 34 candidates for six town boards and commissions will be smiling election victors next week. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, with voting from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ridgefielders will vote at three polling places: District One, the south, at East Ridge Middle School. District Two, the north, … read more
The Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed a slate of 18 candidates at their caucus on Thursday, July 20. The candidates may now begin to campaign for election in November and some of the candidates will be available to meet and greet Ridgefielders at Saturday’s SummerFest. Former Norwalk Mayor Richard “Dick” Moccia who serves on the Ridgefield Parking Authority and the Ridgefield Republican Town … read more
Ridgefield Republicans will caucus next week to nominate a slate of candidates for some 25 board and commission seats coming up for election in the fall. The GOP caucus is scheduled next Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall’s lower level conference room. Democrats are scheduled to caucus in the same room the following week, on Monday, June … read more
Here’s a board-by-board look at incumbents whose seats are up during the 2017 election. Inclusion on this list doesn’t mean the incumbents have — or haven’t — decided to run again. The five-member Board of Finance has three seats that will be on the ballot, they are currently filled by Republicans Marty Heiser and Michael Raduazzo, and Democrat Sean Connelly. … read more
Under this administration, the Connecticut income tax was raised in 2011 and again in 2015. We were told this was necessary to eliminate the cycle of budget deficit after budget deficit and put the state’s fiscal house in order. Yet, here we are again in 2017 facing more budget deficits. We also have reports from the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of … read more