Teachers, town settle on salary increases under 3%

With salary increases costing the town 2.73%, 2.98% and 2.99% over the next three fiscal years, a new contract will govern the employment of Ridgefield’s roughly 460 teachers. The three-year cost to the town of the salary increases is projected at $129.6 million, based on the assumption the school system maintains the same teaching workforce. “…The board is pleased with … read more

26th District State Senate seat: Boucher, Haskell describe stand on issues (VIDEO)

Answering questions about issues from guns to gay rights, and from tolls to taxes, candidates for the 26th District state Senate seat — incumbent Republican Toni Boucher of Wilton and Democratic challenger Will Haskell of New Canaan — participated in League of Women Voters debate Oct. 2. The 26th District includes all or part of Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Weston, Westport, … read more

Weston senior uses music to raise money for charity

By Keith Loria On Oct. 20, Weston High School senior Thomas Bogaev held a successful charity event, Celebration of Music and Philanthropy, at the Steinway Center in Westport, which raised more than $2,500 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and for KEYS, a non-profit that provides free instrumental lessons to disadvantaged youth. “It was part of a charity called Keys … 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

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

Local legislators offer revised ‘no-tax increase’ budget plan

State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), state Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), and state Rep. Adam Dunsby (R-135) speak with constituents about resolving the state budget impasse.

State Rep. Adam Dunsby (R-135) and State Senators Toni Boucher (R-26) and Tony Hwang (R-28) have joined together to release a revised two-year state budget proposal with no new taxes that would put a stop to the governor’s executive order, restore funding for education and core social services, and provide stability for towns and cities, according to a joint statement … read more

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