Democratic View: Reminder: Warranted mistrust

In December this column warned, “As Gov.-elect Lamont initiates programs to accelerate repair of Connecticut finances and economy, view Republican criticisms with the extreme mistrust they warrant.” Connecticut Republicans continue to deceive, subverting public discourse about problems and solutions into crude efforts to generate fear, instill cynicism, and misinform. Gov. Malloy was the first governor in decades to reduce state … read more

Democratic View: Happy holidays

For this last column of the year, Ridgefield Democrats offer our hopes that all Ridgefield residents enjoy a safe, happy and fulfilling holiday season. To those who celebrated Hanukkah earlier this month, we hope you and yours enjoyed a warm, happy and restorative Festival of Lights. To those celebrating Christmas, we wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with all … read more

Democratic View: Thank you

Tuesday was an historic election and Ridgefield Democrats have much for which we are thankful. Our greatest thanks are to each voter, no matter party or votes cast, for voting. Turnout was high for a mid-term with unofficial tallies of over 12,000 ballots cast, including nearly 1,300 absentee ballots and almost 90 Election Day registrations. That level of participation is … read more

State economy, healthcare, opiates big topics at Democratic forum

How many issues facing Connecticut can you talk about in 90 minutes? Quite a few, it turns out. A forum on the future of the state’s legislative was hosted by the Democratic Town Committee earlier this month, and covered a range of topics from healthcare to pension costs. First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Aimee Berger-Girvalo, the Democratic nominee to represent … 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

Ridgefield Democrats open election headquarters on Prospect Street

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (DTC) hosted the grand opening of its headquarters at 28 Prospect Street Sunday, Aug. 12. The gathering included Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, State Representative William Tong (candidate for Attorney General), 111th District State Representative candidate Aimee Berger-Girvalo, 138th District State Representative candidate Kenneth Gucker … read more

Berger-Girvalo qualifies for Citizens’ Election Program

Aimee Berger-Girvalo, the Democratic candidate for state representative of the 111th General Assembly District, has achieved the required number of donors and dollars to participate in the Citizens’ Election Program (CEP). “CEP is a voluntary public campaign financing program that Aimee has chosen to participate in,” said campaign representative Susan Cocco. “Because she will not be reliant on special interest … read more

Ridgefield Democrats rally for Will Haskell

Ridgefield Democrats rallied on June 17 to hear Will Haskell, Democratic candidate for the 26th State Senate district, speak about the challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut and his plans to address them in Hartford. Ridgefield residents Ellen and Murray Darvick hosted the event, which was attended by Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi amongst other local democratic leaders. The event also … read more

[Video] Democrats nominate Berger-Girvalo for House seat

Ridgefield Democrats nominated Aimee Berger-Girvalo as their candidate for the 111th district in Connecticut’s House of Representatives Thursday night. Berger-Girvalo will challenge John Frey, the Republican incumbent who has held the seat since 1999, in November’s election. “I’m really excited about moving forward and communicating with the community, and finding out what Ridgefield needs,” Berger-Girvalo told The Press Thursday, May … read more

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