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The Town Budget – So How Does That Work Again?

February and March are the key months for the development of the town budget.  The development and approval of the budget is a structured process defined in the Town Charter.

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Voters Reward Democrats, Repudiate Republicans

Ridgefield Democrats scored a big victory in Tuesday’s municipal election, seating all 19 of their candidates, including First Selectperson Rudy Marconi, elected to his ninth term, along with Treasurer Molly McGeehin. As a result of this election, Democrats will retain majorities on all eight (8) town boards.

Importantly, Democratic candidates won seats on Board of Education and Board of Police Commissioners, the only two boards for which seats were contested. Conversely, the Republican BoPC candidate was defeated and Republican BoE candidates trailed far behind the Democrats.

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Ridgefield Board of Ethics Has Spoken: No Conflict

Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee applauds the bipartisan Ridgefield Board of Ethics’ unanimous decision of October 23, 2023, dismissing in their entirety the complaints submitted by Debra Franceschini and Republican Town Committee Chairman Michael Raduazzo.

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Lipman & Paradiso Focus on Ridgefield Voter Engagement

Democratic candidates for seats on Ridgefield’s Board of Education (BOE), Jonathan Paradiso and Wyatt Lipman (who appear on Line A, the Democratic Party ballot line), decline to participate in an unsanctioned candidate event proposed for Wednesday, November 1st, because the event will not provide positive value to voters.

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DTC Endorses Charter Revision Changes – Encourages YES Vote on Ballot Questions

At its October 12 meeting, the DTC voted to endorse the changes to the Town Charter recommended by the 2023 Charter Revision Commission, and to encourage all town residents to vote YES on the Charter questions on this November’s ballot. Following the meeting, Chairman Arny DiLaura said “These Charter changes are important elements to maintaining an effective Town government. We encourage everyone to vote in favor of these changes when they vote in November.”

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BOE Candidates Dazzle in Non-Partisan Forum

Democratic Board of Education candidates Jonathan Paradiso and Wyatt Lipman impressed viewers and moderators alike in a wide-ranging, non-partisan candidate forum presented on The Bobby O Show on Comcast Channel 23 and via streaming. The forum was recently broadcast and released for streaming in two parts.

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Issy & Ralph: Making Ridgefield Safe

Issy and Ralph focus on results and are proud that their policies have made Ridgefield “The Safest City in America”. * They bring to the Police Commission near lifetime commitments to public safety, experience in emergency management, and a passion for community service. They work hard and smart — to drive policies that keep Ridgefield both safe and caring.

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Democratic BOE Candidates Bring Expertise & Vision

Collaborative Leadership for Educational Excellence

➔ Implement policy of reasonable caps on class size at every grade level with consideration for student needs
➔ Support students’ physical and mental health
➔ Cultivate curricular excellence for every student path, embracing innovation
➔ Strengthen transparency to prioritize our community investment in RPS students and teachers

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SCOTUS’s “303 Creative” Ruling: Implications for CT

In 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, 600 U.S. __ (2023), the Supreme Court (Gorsuch, J.) held that the First Amendment barred Colorado from enforcing its anti-discrimination law prohibiting “public accommodations” from denying “the full and equal enjoyment” of goods and services based on certain protected characteristics, including race, creed, disability, and sexual orientation.

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July 4th: Revolution and Patriotism

On July 4, 1776, representatives from cities and rural communities in the English colonies of North America issued the Declaration of Independence. This brief statement rejected the idea of a

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