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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 …

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Tolls

In Stories by Mark Seavy

As the state legislature gathers this month to debate the state budget, reinstalling tolls on highways and state routes should be among the long-term options considered. Connecticut has held out …

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A Ticking Tax Bomb (Part II)

In Stories by Tom McManus and Arny DiLaura

This concludes a two-part essay; see the first installment in the January 18 edition of the Ridgefield Press or click here. Two features of the new federal tax law (“TCJA”) …

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A Ticking Tax Bomb (Part I)

In Stories by Tom McManus and Arny DiLaura

This is the first installment of a two-part essay; read the conclusion in the February 1 edition of the Ridgefield Press, or click here. 2018 is a critical opportunity for …

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The Town Committee

In Stories by Tom Madden

Ridgefield, like other towns in Connecticut, has a Democratic Town Committee.  Our DTC has 24 members.  They’re elected at a caucus that’s called for that purpose in January of each …

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The Most Vulnerable

In Stories by Tom Madden

My friend Pete was angry and upset after the presidential election last year.  He said that, by the end of this year, we’d be living in the dark in burned-out …