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Aimee Berger-Girvalo Unanimously Nominated for 3rd Term

Ridgefield, CT (May 28, 2024): Registered Democrats in Ridgefield’s 111th State House District, meeting in caucus at Town Hall, unanimously nominated State Representative Aimee Berger-Girvalo for reelection in November. Berger-Girvalo’s

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The 2024 – 2025 Town Budget – A Summary

The Board of Finance (BOF) recently approved a proposed town and school budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year of $168,255,917. The budget includes funding for town operations and road maintenance ($45,926,330), school district operations ($115,041,000), and debt service payments ($7,288,587).

The total represents a year-over-year increase of 3.85% in spending, compared with an increase in the prior year of 4.07%. After factoring in growth of the town’s tax base (Grand List) over the past year, the proposed budget will result in a mill rate increase of 2.09% if approved by the voters at the town budget referendum on May 14th.

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Notes From The Chair
Arny DiLaura

Elect the Best

Ridgefield Democrats worked tirelessly over years, particularly during the last 12 months, to cast a wide net, interview broadly, and recruit the best possible candidates to represent and lead Ridgefield at every position in town government. We succeeded in nominating candidates of the highest caliber and integrity, with the strengths of character and ability to engage with the broad range of residents’ priorities, to ensure accountability, transparency, and effective, constructive local government to benefit ALL Ridgefielders.

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Arny DiLaura

GOP Smear Tactics in Ridgefield

We deplore the false, misleading accusations made against one of our outstanding Democrats, Jon Paradiso, who is running for the Board of Education on November 7th on Row A with Rudy Marconi.

The baseless targeting of our qualified pro-education candidate, led by local Republicans and their collaborators, is a tactic we condemn. Casting doubt on Jon Paradiso’s impartiality, right to serve and legitimate ballot access is election interference, reflecting the horrific state of national politics, brought home to Ridgefield.

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Arny DiLaura

Statement Re: LWV Candidate Forum

The Democratic Town Committee and our BOE candidates, Wyatt Lipman and Jonathan Paradiso, are deeply disappointed that the League of Women Voters canceled their planned public debate. Wyatt and Jon are committed to engaging with all Ridgefielders on the issues that matter most: restoring civility and collaboration, accelerating efforts to hire and support the best teachers, partnering with parents and our community to deliver results, implementing policies on appropriate class sizes, and boosting budget transparency and communication.

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