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It’s Working!

In Stories by Alex Harris

On June 25, the Supreme Court upheld the Obamacare subsidies for more than 6 million Americans by a 6-3 vote in the King v. Burwell decision. Great news for the …

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Independence Day

In Stories by Tom Madden

Originally published on 6/25/2015 In the summer of 1776, John Adams was in Philadelphia with the other members of the Continental Congress.  His wife Abigail was in Massachusetts.   In July, …

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Celebrate America

In Stories by Alex Harris

Ridgefield’s 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks display will be held Saturday, July 4 (rain date July 5) at Ridgefield High School. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks begin at dusk. Admission …

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Higher Education

In Stories by Tom McManus

Originally published on 6/11/2015 As we send off another class of graduates to further their education or start their careers, it’s worthwhile to consider how they’ll fare in today’s globalized …

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Commuters, Community, Commerce

In Stories by Susan D. Cocco

Originally published on 5/28/2015 You may commute to NYC daily on Metro North. Take highways to get to a job or school—routes 95, 15, 84, or 7.  Amtrak may carry …

Voting

In Stories by Tom Madden

Originally published on 5/14/2015 I went to the firehouse with my father when he voted for Adlai Stevenson in 1956.  I was eight.   We got up early.  My father …

Yes to Zero%

In Stories by Susan D. Cocco

Originally published on 4/30/2015 Let’s take a moment to reflect on the fact that on May 12th the voters of Ridgefield will be presented with a budget to approve that …

Get Involved

In Stories by Sara Lowenstine and Susan Cocco

Originally published on 4/2/2015 Have you ever considered serving in local government? Our community needs citizens who are willing to volunteer their time to public service.  By participating in the …

Let’s Get Going

In Stories by Vincent Giordano

Originally published on 3/19/2015 Connecticut’s licensed drivers and commuters can attest to Connecticut’s inadequate transportation system.  We have stop-and-go clogged thoroughfares, an aged infrastructure (e.g., more than 10% of our …

Voting Matters

In Stories by Alex Harris

Originally published on 3/5/2015 On February 24, Ridgefield conducted a referendum on the 10-acre sale to Charter Group (full disclosure: Democratic View advocated for approval of the referendum). Approximately, 16,480 …

Future Treasure in Town

In Stories by Susan D. Cocco

Originally published on 2/5/2015 Maurice Sendak’s priceless artwork and drawings, his unique, world-worthy, personal collection of books, art, curios and ephemera, and children’s theater sets all sit on tantalizingly on …

Vox Populi

In Stories by Susan D. Cocco

Originally published on 1/7/2015 Recommendations for the future of the remaining acres of the Schlumberger parcel are a-plenty, with opinions ranging from “hold it”, to “sell some of it”, to  …

Family Time

In Stories by Susan D. Cocco

Originally published on 12/24/2014 This year approximately 4 million undocumented immigrants can enjoy the company of relatives and friends during the holidays without fear of deportation, thanks to President Obama’s …

Make It Bright

In Stories by Alex J. Harris

Originally published on 12/11/2014 It is the holiday season, a time when Americans engage with greater than usual intensity in merrymaking, shopping, counting of blessings, and generosity toward those less …