Democratic View: Opposition and inquiry

Reactions to State Sen. President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s bill to require towns with fewer than 40,000 residents to regionalize schools are loud, negative, and justified. Looney’s and similarly misguided bills are blunt bowie knives for delicate concerns that require laser scalpel. Ridgefield Democrats oppose all efforts to force schools to combine. Legislators across Connecticut, including Ridgefield’s Sen. Will Haskell … read more

Letter: Reporting, not distorting

To the Editor: State Representative John Frey made several disparaging personal accusations in The Ridgefield Press (2/14/2019). All the accusations are untrue. Representative Frey’s accusations relate to five short articles published by the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”) that report, refute, or question his record/actions. The articles are well-sourced, verified, and fact-checked. Contrary to Representative Frey’s accusations, the articles contain … read more

Democratic View: What’s he hiding?

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, mere hours after longtime Trump adviser and confidante Roger Stone was arrested and indicted on multiple federal charges, the Republican National Committee (RNC), convening for its annual winter meetings in New Mexico, unanimously pledged the party’s “undivided support” to Trump as the party’s presidential candidate in 2020. The vote was a preemptive strike to block … read more

Democratic View: Support victims of violence

Connecticut has numerous statutes related to domestic violence and sexual assault, in order to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable. With the new legislative session underway, the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee supports strengthening statutes and administrative policy that assist domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to have safe, stable lives. The changes supported here are also supported by the … read more

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz to attend Alice Paul celebration Jan. 27

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will attend the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee’s “A Celebration of Alice Paul” event in Ridgefield on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event, billed as “a special tea recognizing women and democracy in honor of Alice Paul,” will be held in the Ridgefield home in which Alice Paul resided from the 1940s to … read more

Democrats look to fill empty zoning commission seat

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Commission is looking seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Per the town’s charter, the commission has 30 days to fill the slot, and must fill with a individual with the same party affiliation as the resigning member — in this case a Democrat, Tim Dunphy, who resigned earlier this … read more

Ballot questions spark battle between parties and interested groups

Political voices are chiming in on a dozen ballot questions facing Ridgefield — the $48-million sewer plant expansion, nine town charter changes, and two state constitutional amendments. The Republican Town Committee is opposed to five of them — the sewer plant renovation, three charter questions, and one state constitutional amendment — and has been giving out “vote no” lawn signs. … read more

Democrats to host Pie and Politics Sunday afternoon

Ridgefield Democrats invite residents to attend the annual Pie and Politics event this Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. As of Tuesday morning, the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee has received RSVPs from: US Senator Richard Blumenthal; Lieutenant Governor candidate and former Secretary of the State, Susan Bysiewicz; Attorney General candidate, State Representative William Tong; and State Treasurer candidate … read more

Democrats to host Pie and Politics Sept. 16

Ridgefield Democrats will hold Pie and Politics 2018 at the home of Betsy and Bob Thompson in Ridgefield Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 4. Pie and Politics features savory and sweet pies and nibbles, iced beverages, music, friendly spirited conversation and appearances by national, state and local Democratic officials and candidates. In recent years, US Senator Richard Blumenthal, US … read more

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