Ridgefield happenings: Energy task force, drug awareness, and CPR class

The following are a list of events happening in town over the next couple of weeks. Energy task force meeting at Ridgefield Library The Ridgefield Energy Task Force is tentatively scheduled to host a presentation to benefit commercial landlords and business owners on Thursday, March 14, 4-6 p.m., at the Ridgefield Library. Representatives from Wilton Library and from Ridgefield Academy … read more

League of Women Voters postpones art raffle fundraiser to March 12

Mother Nature has gotten the best of the Ridgefield League of Women Voters. Tuesday’s forecasted snowstorm has forced the league to reschedule its “Get To Know Your Town Meeting” and Art Raffle Fundraiser kick off to March 12. The event was originally scheduled to be held tomorrow — Feb. 12 — in Town Hall’s Lower Level Conference Room. The rescheduled meeting will take … read more

Revisiting the Founding Era kicks off in town Jan. 27

The Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common, Ridgefield League of Women Voters, and the Connecticut Project for the Constitution, are pleased to launch a new series of programs called Revisiting the Founding Era. The series will kick-off with a lively, panel discussion and community conversation … read more

Federal tax plan has town aiming for flat budget, health insurance bloc

A federal tax plan signed into law in late 2017 has First Selectman Rudy Marconi concerned — and has the town aiming for a 0% budget increase and considering a measure to create an alliance with other towns for leverage against the insurance industry. The new tax law was one of the first issues raised by Marconi in his state … read more

Letter: Marconi to speak at League event Jan. 8

To the Editor: On January 8th, First Selectman Rudy Marconi will be the guest speaker at the Ridgefield League of Women Voters’ “Get To Know Your Town Meeting” and Alice Paul Day Celebration. Mr. Marconi will be giving a “State of the Town” presentation. Ridgefielder Alice Paul was one of the most influential women in America leading the successful fight … read more

Ridgefield Library chosen for ‘Founding Era’ public programming grant

The Ridgefield Library has announced that it has been awarded the Revisiting the Founding Era Grant to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes. “The library is honored to be one of only a hundred libraries nationwide, and one of only two in Connecticut, to receive this grant,” said Brenda McKinley, Ridgefield Library … read more

Race for 111th District: Frey, Berger-Girvalo face off at debate (VIDEO)

Economic issues — the state income tax, corporations leaving Connecticut, a $15 minimum wage — joined questions about concerns, like gay rights and early voting, at the League of Women Voters’ debate on Oct. 2. A crowd approaching 200 filled the Ridgefield Library’s program room, with folks standing the back for the debate featuring six candidates from three local legislative … read more

Letter: Meet the candidates Tuesday night

To the Editor: It’s election season, and with so much focus on partisan politics it’s starting to look like our Connecticut state and federal elections have taken a back seat to what really matters! So if you want to learn about the candidates running for office and focus on the issues, mark your calendars. On Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., … read more

League of Women Voters to review charter revision proposals Sept. 11

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters (RLWV) is holding a new installment of its educational program series for Ridgefielders to learn about their town government, Get To Know Your Town, on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The topic for discussion is the Charter Revision Commission, and members of the Commission will be speakers at the event. This event is free and open … read more

Letter: Why vote in the primaries?

To the Editor: On Aug. 14, registered Republicans and Democrats will have the opportunity to vote in their primary election. Why are primary elections important? Primary elections provide yet another avenue through which voters can take part in the process of choosing their own leaders, selecting  the people in their party who most resemble their own belief system, letting politicians … read more

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