Democratic View: Support victims of violence

Connecticut has numerous statutes related to domestic violence and sexual assault, in order to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable. With the new legislative session underway, the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee supports strengthening statutes and administrative policy that assist domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to have safe, stable lives. The changes supported here are also supported by the … read more

Sen. Toni Boucher on Charlottesville violence: It has shaken me to the core

The events in Charlottesville over the weekend both saddened and angered me. It has been difficult to process those violent images. My aunt and grandparents and two first cousins were left behind in Italy on our farm during the second World War.  The German soldiers came through and devastated the farm. They terrorized my family, killed their livestock, and destroyed … read more

Tribeca Film Festival review: Thumper

Like a dog chasing its tail, there’s no end to the drug-fueled cycle director Jordan Ross presents in his feature film debut Thumper. No matter what side — cops or criminals, the outcome remains equally bleak in this tale of crippling poverty and meaningless violence. The crime thriller premiered in the Spotlight Narrative category at the Tribeca Film Festival last … read more

Stronger Voices features freshmen voices

Stronger Voices, A Night of Original Works Combating Violence, continues this weekend at Ridgefield High School’s Black Box Theatre with performances on Feb. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. The cast of 22 students includes 10 freshmen who have embraced the opportunity to perform, as well as to create work and tackle challenging subject matter. The scenes face issues head-on, … read more

Student-written Stronger Voices opens tonight at the high school

Stronger Voices, A Night of Original Works Combating Violence, written and performed by Ridgefield High School students, opens tonight, Thursday, Jan. 26, at the school’s Black Box Theatre with a performance at 7:30 p.m. The writing of the student authors of Stronger Voices explores themes of family life, bullying, identity crises, political extremism, and moving on after trauma. Their work … read more

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