U.S. Sen. Murphy secures early re-election win

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy appears to have overwhelmingly won a second term Tuesday night. Polls had barely closed when media outlets called the race for the 45-year-old Murphy against Republican Matthew Corey. Murphy won Ridgefield’s district one handily, defeating Corey 2,422 to 1,621. He received more votes than any other candidate on the ballot at that polling station. So far, … read more

Senator Chris Murphy discusses gun legislation, national spending plan (WATCH)

Fielding questions from residents of all ages, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy spoke to a room of more than 100 people in St. Stephen’s North Hall Friday morning. The senator was in Ridgefield attending a pancake breakfast, and opened the discussion talking about an array of national issues, including spending, opioids, and gun legislation. “Given all the massive dysfunction today in … read more

Action against gun violence: Senators, representatives to meet with parents, students in Hartford Friday

It’s been a busy week for Ridgefield High School sophomore Lane Murdock. The founder of the National School Walkout movement will meet with a contingency of Connecticut politicians in Hartford today — Friday, Feb. 23 — before Congress returns to Washington for the upcoming legislative session following the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 students and faculty dead.  The group … read more

Senators Murphy and Blumenthal host opioid epidemic summit Monday in Bridgeport

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will host an opioid epidemic summit today — Monday, July 10 — at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Those who plan on attending must register before 11:45 a.m. Parking will be available at Housatonic Community College’s parking garage. The Summit’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Bertha Madras who worked in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George W. … read more

Murphy calls for investigation after deaths at Connecticut sober houses

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

Following a recent string of overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) have called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate federal and state oversight of sober living homes, and determine whether additional oversight is necessary. In a letter to Comptroller … read more

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