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

Chamber announces state of the town, business awards ceremony March 10

First Selectman Rudy Marconi delivering the 2015 State of the Town address. —Steve Coulter photo

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual inaugural breakfast and state of the town address Friday, March 10 (snow date March 24) from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Silver Spring Country Club.  The breakfast will feature the inauguration of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for 2017 and state of the town address by First Selectman Rudy Marconi, … read more

Heroin deaths to Mountainside: Marconi tells league ‘state of town’

Heroin pushed its sad way into a crowd of more typical topics — budgets, growth and taxes, the Mountainside project — as First Selectman Rudy Marconi delivered a wide-ranging State of the Town talk to the League of Women Voters. Veering away from municipal facts and finances near the end of his hourlong presentation at the league’s celebration of suffragist … read more

State looks to save all Main Street trees

At his State of the Town address Tuesday, First Selectman Rudy Marconi gave an update on the state’s plans for improvements to Main Street, which are still in the development stages with different plans being studied and refined for an eventual public hearing. Among the highlights he offered were: The likely reduction of the number of parking space in front … read more

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