In the article Time for Drive-thru Food in Ridgefield, Bob Jewel expressed that the arguments against drive-thru restaurants in town are antiquated. I see litter strewn along the sides of many town roads. Really? To the editor, In response to Attorney Robert Powers’ Nov. 27 letter in which he details a violation of the U.S. The road ahead requires the on-going assessment of our practices, modifying and adjusting where needed and navigating the Budget implications of now and the challenges of the future. Updated 20 hours, 53 minutes ago COLUMN: Clues for cancel culture Police unions continue to be obstacles to reform. Please, everyone, do me a favor and think about a better way to spend Ridgefield’s tax dollars. In his letter to the editor, License cyclists (Oct. 13) Ken Bast claims gasoline tax pays for roads. Ridgefield’s St. Stephen’s sticks with plan to sell South Hall, Ridgefield schools will be remote Christmas week, Social thinker: Ridgefield’s John Scott, hands-on journalist, Farewell, Biscuit: Ridgefield’s Main Street will miss a dog, Tilly is a cat who needs a special person, Ridgefield businesses are hurting, but help is coming, ‘Desegregate Connecticut’ still has suburban zoning officials talking, Ridgefield Schools add one COVID case over weekend, Calendar: Book talks, art lectures and more. Letter To The Editor: ' Facts vs. Opinion' - Ridgefield, CT - "Aimee Berger-Girvalo will work with Ridgefield's P&Z to coordinate viable alternatives..." Skip to main content Ridgefield, CT Follow In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white cop in Minneapolis the country has erupted in protests, many of which have descended into riots and looting, from coast to coast. This takes investment. Letters to the Editor: Dec. 5 Back to video. You can expect frequent communication — in doing this, I ask for your patience, as I too am new to this style of social interaction and engagement. When a Catholic priest molests a child, does that mean that all priests are pedophiles? Some of which depressed me. They continue to protect the most abusive among them. 1 / 1. Will DNA submitted to genealogy sites also finally catch the Zodiac Killer? Letter to the Editor > Ridgefield Press The 2010 budget vote demonstrated an increased focus on real world economics. Regarding the notion of a new $20 million library, Mr. Heiser is quoted in the Ridgefield Press as stating: "I told them [if] they want to build their Carnegie Hall, they’ve got [to] find their Carnegie.” It looks to me like they have. After a few months of being disgusted by the amount of garbage I saw, I decided to pick up the trash during my walks. A spotlight has been shown on the crime committed by a police officer and we are outraged. While I wish we could turn back the clock, the best gift we can give now, is our spirit, drive, and endless energy. They need adult mentors and adult and teen tutors. Flag Code at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk. And this is only the most recent example. Of the 4 remaining cases cops were prosecuted in 2 and exonerated in 2. As I soon learned the administrator of the group was John Frey, Ridgefield's longtime Republican State Representative, who has a well-documented and longstanding aversion to tolls and an opinion that Connecticut's taxes are too high. If you are truly better than that, as I believe the great majority of you are, be open to greater accountability. Ridgefield Press Letter to the Editor > Financing a New Library Does Marty Heiser speak for the Board of Finance or is he just Bored of Finance? Between all their in-home services, they make more than 1,000 visits every week. Contact the Ridgefield Press. Letters to the editor for Nov. 22, 2020, including submissions from Kay Hummel, Jim Price, Paul Braun, Rick Brewster, Gene Martin, Kelley Smith, Kris Paulson, Dick Bonin, Alasya West and We realize these last several weeks have held difficult circumstances for all. It is for that reason we commit ourselves to joining in the conversation on dismantling racism’s stranglehold on the American Dream. Also, there is a Danbury organization that organizes mentors for minority youth. And since the amount of “take-out trash” is already a problem and will only get worse as the town moves away from stay-at-home policies, I would not support adding to the volume of garbage on our streets by bringing drive-thru service to town. Share. Since we did not have a Rid Litter day this year, I encourage homeowners to pick up the trash in front of their property. “Anyone who lives in the United States can never be considered an outsider” to the injustices in our country. The Ridgefield Republican Party suggests donating to the ABC fund. Letter to the Editor Tweet. by Kim Healy - Ridgefield, CT - "...it is parents who should decide what is best for their children, not the state..." Skip to main content Ridgefield, CT Follow It is dangerous to blame an entire group for the criminal actions of a few. Over the next few weeks, I will look to find creative ways to connect and collaborate with the Board of Education, staff, students, families and the community. Send letters to the editor to: news@theridgefieldpress.com. RVNAhealth also is offering Advanced Care Planning via telehealth for anyone concerned about these important decisions during this emergency situation. The word limit of 500 words is strictly enforced. Letter to Editor: 'Let Them Play!' Currently, we are going to build a new police headquarters and a new fire headquarters. V.P. Testing kits were delayed because the FDA, using rules established during the Obama administration’s response to H1N1 and Ebola, prohibited test kit development by private companies not contracted by the CDC. We will look to foster the learning and joy that students have come to expect from the Ridgefield Public Schools. While marching up and down Main Street is fine, will it make a difference? Ridgefielders' letters to the editor should be emailed to: news@theridgefieldpress.com. In Chicago, between May 29 and June 1, 85 people were shot, 24 fatally, virtually all in the black community. The last young man, now 20, sent him a text last June wishing him a happy Father’s Day. With the concern of COVID-19 and the risk that it poses for our vulnerable residents, we ask Ridgefielders to be mindful of their presence on the property. Of the 9 black victims, 5 were legitimate cases of self defense by the cops. I have heard much. (Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Board of Selectman by the leaadership of Ridgefield’s teacher’s union, the NEA-R (National Education Association-Ridgefield), which asked that it be printed as a letter to the editor.). Letters to the Editor: Nov. 27 Back to video If this thought has you lamenting for your lost youth, then you spent your formative years at the corner of York and Clarence streets. Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Ridgefield Press. Steve Ruland, Robin Collins, Dave Yolen, Mike Hougasian. Together, barriers and obstacles have been torn down and vulnerabilities have taken a back seat to the needs of students, families and the profession. Besides name calling, he accuses President Trump of knowing the severity of the Coronavirus in January and failing to act. No, of course not. We pray that King’s dream might become a reality in our lifetime. It creates the perception the majority of police are racists and abusive by condoning such actions. Their newly developed COVID 19 Response Team has taken on management of these folks exclusively to prevent the potential for transmission. Back to Gallery Respect for our residents. Will DNA submitted to genealogy sites also finally catch the Zodiac Killer? In a time of crisis such as this, it is very difficult to think long-term. Letters to the Editor: Nov. 12 Back to video I’ll stand two metres away from Second World War veterans wearing a mask in honour of their sacrifice. At that time there were 13 cases in the entire U.S.; 11 were travelers and 2 were their spouses. Interim Superintendent Dr. Paddyfote already presented a lean budget. No, it doesn’t. As days turn into weeks, and the possibility of weeks into months, creating parallels to the classroom experience will be essential. It is time for John Frey to step down as lead moderator of the Ridgefield Facebook group. In einem Leserbrief reagiert ein Leser auf einen Zeitungsartikel und äußert seine eigene Meinung zu diesem. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to news@TheRidgefieldPress.com. My plea to policemen and policewomen…STOP! Ballard Green is private property and for residents, their families and their healthcare staff only. Prosecution in alleged police abuse cases is small and their unions are resistant to any calls for reform. Ridgefield’s St. Stephen’s sticks with plan to sell South Hall, Ridgefield schools will be remote Christmas week, Social thinker: Ridgefield’s John Scott, hands-on journalist, Farewell, Biscuit: Ridgefield’s Main Street will miss a dog, Tilly is a cat who needs a special person, Ridgefield businesses are hurting, but help is coming, ‘Desegregate Connecticut’ still has suburban zoning officials talking, Ridgefield Schools add one COVID case over weekend, Calendar: Book talks, art lectures and more. 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