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Changing the World

In Gallery by Tom Madden

When I was a kid, maybe six or seven, a man stopped his car on the side of the parkway and helped my mother change a tire.  It was a …

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Full Video of Russia Forum

In Gallery, Top Story by Alex Harris

Video by Joe Dowdell. A capacity crowd attended an informative public forum sponsored by the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”), Saturday afternoon, June 10, at Ridgefield Library. The forum focused …

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The Election of 2017

In Featured Story by Tom Madden

There’s an election this year.  You may not have recovered from the last one, and you may be looking forward with anticipation or dread to 2018 or even to 2020.  …

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Policies for the Future

In Stories by Arny DiLaura

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much. They especially don’t agree on economic policies and what will be necessary to grow the economy. The GOP view at the national, state …

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Rolling Up Our Sleeves

In Stories by Thomas McManus

Two years from now, Connecticut will have a new governor to grapple with old challenges: cutting expenditures and finding new revenues to balance the budget. But positioning the state to …

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Winning the Peace

In Stories by Alex Harris

American military might was crucial to the Allies’ victory in World War II. But so were the military efforts of Great Britain, the Soviet Union, China, and others. America was …

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Local Elections

In Stories by Tom Madden

Some people will start to pay attention to a local election after Labor Day. Some people will start around Columbus Day. Some people will wait until Halloween. Some people will …

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A Free Press

In Stories by Mark Seavy

In this age of “fake news” brought to you by Breitbart, InfoWars and even the President himself, a free and unfettered press is more important than ever.  The very existence …

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A Nation of Immigrants

In Stories by Tom Madden

We’re a nation of immigrants, some more recent than others.  People have come here for a long time.  Some were looking for opportunity, a chance to own some land, to …

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Why Not the Best?

In Stories by Tom Madden

The United States was founded on the notion that all men are created equal and have some unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  The part about …

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Marching Strong Together

In Stories by Aimee Berger-Girvalo

Seventy-one days of planning, 450 members, 62 signs, 275 riders, 13 travel hours, and 6.5 miles on foot – all part of our mission to spend some quality time standing …

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Town Meetings

In Stories by Tom Madden

Ridgefield, like many towns in Connecticut and in other parts of New England, has a Town Meeting form of government.  Its roots go back to colonial times when people would …

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Ridgefield Democrats Salute the Marchers

In Stories by Ridgefield Democrats

Ridgefield Democrats salute everyone who participated in the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches in cities and towns across the United States and around the globe! We are especially …

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Dispatch from the Stamford March

In Stories by Mark Seavy

About 5,000 people – about four times larger than expected – leant their voice and signs to the Woman’s March on Stamford with a common purpose: putting President Donald Trump …

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Pursuing the Promise

In Stories by Alex Harris

The Declaration of Independence sets forth America’s essential promise: that we are all created equal and endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that …