Election 2018: Haskell defeats Boucher for 26th district seat

Will Haskell, the 22-year-old Democrat from New Canaan, has defeated longtime Republican incumbent Toni Boucher for the 26th district state senate seat. Throughout his campaign, Haskell said his top three priorities will be gun violence, paid family leave, and transportation funding. Boucher, 68, a Republican from Wilton, was running for a sixth term. She served as the Senate’s chief deputy … read more

RHS mock election: Lamont edges Stefanowski by one vote

Ridgefield High School welcomed four candidates running for public office to its annual election assembly Tuesday, Oct. 23. Congressman Jim Himes (D) and Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher (R) as well as their respective challengers, Harry Arora (R) and Will Haskell (D), participated in a candidates’ forum developed for the senior class by the high school’s government and politics teachers. Encouraging … read more

League of Conservation Voters endorses Boucher

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26)

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26, Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Weston, Westport) for the Connecticut General Assembly. Boucher has been a champion for open space and land conservation, and spearheaded the preservation of the Troutbrook Reservoir and other natural resources. She supports responsible carbon pricing initiatives to ensure polluters pay for the damage they cause, and … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Dedicated leaders

The Town of Ridgefield and the State of Connecticut are fortunate to have two dedicated elected officials who represent us in Hartford. State Sen. Toni Boucher and state Rep. John Frey are both well respected veterans in Hartford and in our community.   Sen. Boucher represents six towns in addition to Ridgefield: New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Bethel, Redding and Westport.  Toni is … read more

Boucher: Vote means historic shift toward bipartisan cooperation

In a historic vote, fiscally conservative Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to approve a state budget bill that cuts spending and does not increase taxes. This was a much needed victory for our state and its taxpayers. Personally, seeing this shift started by three Democrats in the Senate was incredibly gratifying. My colleagues and I have worked so hard, presenting … read more

Rec center to host anti-bullying dinner

Don’t Be Silent and the Exchange Club of Ridgefield will kick off Anti-Bullying Month with a cocktail and dinner event at the Ridgefield Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. State Sen. Toni Boucher and forensic psychiatrist Dr. David Bernstein will be the keynote speakers. Sen. Boucher will be speaking on anti-bullying legislation in Connecticut and Dr. … read more

Legislators discuss state budget in Weston

Legislators Tony Hwang, Adam Dunsby and Toni Boucher discussed the state budget at the League of Women Voters’ Legislative Wrap-Up. — Margaret Wirtenberg photo

Weston’s League of Women Voters held a Legislative Wrap-Up on Saturday, Sept. 16 for area legislators to discuss the state budget. The meeting came mere hours after an early-morning vote that saw Connecticut’s House of Representatives pass a Republican-endorsed budget 78-72. Six Democrats voted in favor of the budget presented by Republicans. As of press time, Gov. Dannel Malloy has … read more

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