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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 …

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The Blue Wave

In Stories by Tom Madden

We did well in the municipal elections, better than just about anyone expected.    A front-page article in the Press talked about a “blue wave” in Ridgefield. The headline was “Democrats …

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What’s Next?

In Stories by Tom Madden

The election of 2017 is over. The votes have been counted, and the results have been certified. The work of governing will go on. Some of us will stop thinking …

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Historic Ceremony

In Stories by Alex Harris

10 DEMOCRATIC OFFICE HOLDERS SWORN IN  TUESDAY NIGHT In an historic ceremony at Town Hall on Tuesday evening, 10 Democrats were sworn in to new terms on 6 town boards. …

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Democratic Sweep!

In Stories by Alex Harris

Democrats Romp at the Polls! On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Ridgefield Democrats swept our local elections, increasing our majority on the Board of Finance, flipping the Board of Education and …

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Optimism

In Stories by Tom Madden

When you read this in the Press on Thursday the election will be over, the votes will have been counted, and we’ll know the results.  I’m writing this on Monday, …

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Vote Democratic

In Stories by Tom Madden

READ THE CANDIDATES’ CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS We recommend the entire Democratic slate in Ridgefield’s municipal election on November 8th, not just because the candidates are Democrats, but because they have the skills, …

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Successful Formula for Board of Finance

In Stories by Susan D. Cocco

Ridgefield is in good shape financially.  We have enviable AAA bond ratings, a well-resourced fund balance (not too high, not too low, liked by the ratings agencies), stable revenue, grants …

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For Board of Education

In Stories by Doug Silver, Margaret Stamatis, Kathleen Holz, & Carina Borgia-Drake

The November 7th election is important to the future of the Ridgefield Public Schools. The Democratic Board of Education slate of Silver, Stamatis, Holz, Borgia-Drake is comprised of four passionate …

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For Police Commission

In Stories by Stephen Saloom and Arnold DiLaura

Our names are Stephen Saloom and Arnold (Arny) DiLaura.  We are both longtime public safety professionals, who are also parents of Ridgefield middle school students and concerned Ridgefield residents who …