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I Hear You

In Stories by Aimee Berger-Girvalo

Since announcing my candidacy for 111th District State Representative, I have continuously expressed my desire to speak with you at meetings, on your doorsteps, at events, and by telephone. I …

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2018 Democratic Team!

In Stories by Alex Harris

LOCAL CANDIDATES FOR STATE LEGISLATURE Aimee Berger-Girvalo for 111th District State Representative Kenneth Gucker for 138th District State Representative Will Haskell for 26th District State Senator CANDIDATES FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE …

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Today is the Day

In Stories by Aimee Berger-Girvalo

Every day I think it’s going to get better in Hartford. That elected officials will get past partisan voting and loyalties. That office holders will represent all of us, not …

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How I’d Vote #2

In Stories by Will Haskell

My name is Will Haskell, and I am running to be your state senator in the 26th district. Last week, I was crushed by President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh …

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Define Courage

In Stories by Troy Ellen Dixon

Courage, according to Webster’s Dictionary is the “attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful, instead of withdrawing from it; the quality of being fearless …

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Generosity of Spirit

In Stories by Alex J. Harris

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Ridgefield High School students and local clergy joined together to lead the Stand Up to Hate event in Ballard Park to show solidarity in opposition …

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How I’d Vote

In Stories by Will Haskell

I am Will Haskell and I am running to be your state senator. As the Democratic candidate for the Connecticut State Senate in the 26th district, which includes the town …

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Today’s Ridgefield

In Stories by Aimee Berger-Girvalo

SUPPORT AIMEE’S CAMPAIGN — DONATE $5 ONLINE For almost 13 years, I’ve called Ridgefield home. But it’s also much more to me.  I feel Ridgefield is a community to which …

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Narrative vs. Reality

In Stories by Alex Harris

Comedian Rob Corddry famously riffed, “facts have a well-known liberal bias.” Like many punchlines, this one states a real truth. Hostility toward facts has been entrenched in the national Republican …

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Boucher Fails the Environment Report Card

In Stories by Mark Breckenridge

Toni Boucher, Republican state senator representing CT’s 26th district, which includes Ridgefield, earned a failing grade on her environmental scorecard from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) in 2017. …

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A Reluctant Participant

In Stories by Mark Breckenridge

A few weeks ago, my wife asked me if I would like to go to the “March For Life” rally. “Okay” was my reply, hoping she’d forget. Saturday morning, bright …

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King’s Six Principles

In Stories by Alex Harris

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., I was privileged to participate in a Kingian nonviolence training session at …

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Building on Strength

In Stories by Alex Harris

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”) is beginning a new chapter and invites all Ridgefield residents to join our efforts. Over the last two decades, Democrats have steadily increased our …

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Good Government

In Stories by Alex Harris

Ours is a republican form of government. We elect individuals to lead and represent, to identify, study and respond to opportunities and threats, to make judgments in the public interest. …

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Dreamers

In Stories by Tom Madden

I’m the first member of my family who was born in America. ​My grandmother emigrated from Ireland. She was a young widow with three small children, my father, and his …