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Rep. Frey Update: Memorial Day Weekend in Ridgefield

Posted on May 25, 2018 by rjoslyn


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Memorial Day arrives this weekend, and it is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

Below is Memorial Day Parade information for Ridgefield this weekend to commemorate this national holiday and the heroic actions of those who fought in the name of our freedom.

 

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. – Memorial Day Parade steps off from Jesse Lee Church, marching down Main St. and ending with a closing ceremony in Ballard Park.

The closing ceremony will include short speeches by honored guests and patriotic music throughout the program.

Be advised for traffic: King Lane will be a one-way street from 9:30 a.m. until the end of the parade.

If the parade is cancelled because of bad weather (like last year), the closing ceremonies planned for Ballard Park will be moved to the sanctuary of Jesse Lee Methodist Church on Main St. at 11:30 a.m.  The American Legion invites people to attend the observances in the church if the parade is rained out.

I wish you and your family the best this Memorial Day weekend.

Reps. Frey and Ferguson, Sen. Boucher, Welcome State Champion Ridgefield Girls Soccer Team to Capitol

Posted on May 8, 2018 by rjoslyn


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HARTFORD State Representatives John Frey (R-111) and Michael Ferguson (R-138) joined State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) in welcoming the 2018 State Champion Ridgefield High School Girls Soccer team to the State Capitol in Hartford.  The Ridgefield delegation proudly introduced the Tigers players to their colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives.  Later, they presented them with a state citation in honor of their triumphant 2-1 win over Staples HS in the Division I State Championship game – the first in program history for Tigers girls’ soccer.

“This was a historic season for the Ridgefield High School girls’ soccer team,” said Rep. Frey, who was a member of Ridgefield High School’s Class of 1981.  “Under the direction of Head Coach Iain Golding and Assistant Coach Adam Sebastian, the girls entered the season with high expectations, coming off back-to-back seasons in which they won FCIAC Championships and advanced to the state championship game only to come up short against Glastonbury both times.  This season they were committed to re-writing the final chapter.  For the graduating seniors, the state championship was the perfect ending to their four years in the program in which the Tigers amassed an overall record of 68 wins, 14 losses, and nine draws, claimed two FCIAC Conference titles and played in three consecutive state title games.”

“Despite all the success on the field, arguably the most noteworthy accomplishments for the program take place in the classroom. For the past two years the girls have combined for a team GPA over 4.0, earning them nominations for the High School Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches, the national governing body for the sport.” said Rep. Ferguson.

The Ridgefield delegation joined their colleagues in giving the State Champion Tigers a round of applause on the floor of the House.

Rep. Frey Tours Ridgefield Supply Company Facility in Recognition of Women-Owned Business Day

Posted on May 1, 2018 by rjoslyn


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RIDGEFIELD – In an effort to promote awareness of Women-Owned Business Day, State Representative John Frey (R-111) visited the Ridgefield Supply Company and toured the facility with the company’s owner, Margaret Price, to learn about the business and her experience as a business owner.  Women-Owned Business Day is an annual event at the State Capitol every May 2nd and hosted by the Women’s Business Development Council, which is an organization dedicated to women’s economic equity.

The Ridgefield Supply Company, a lumber and building supply dealer, has its roots in a lumber company founded in 1883 and operates from its current location in downtown Ridgefield opposite the train station. Margaret Price, the granddaughter of company founder Louis H. Price, Sr., has run the Ridgefield Supply Company since she acquired the company from her father in 2011.

“Women-Owned Business Day has been always been a valuable event, and I thought showcasing Margaret and her work with Ridgefield Supply, a storied institution in Ridgefield, would be an exceptional representation of the success and innovation that women entrepreneurs can bring to businesses,” said Rep. Frey. “Margaret is an exemplary business owner who made a major investment in the property, including preserving and restoring the former Ridgefield Train Station building, and has broken barriers in a traditionally male-dominated industry.”

Rep. Frey and Price also had an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by small business in Connecticut as well as policy issues affecting women business owners specifically. In addition to her role at Ridgefield Supply, Price also is active in Northeastern Retail Lumbermen’s Association and Lumber Dealers of CT.

“Ridgefield and the State of Connecticut need to cooperate with business owners like Margaret as extensively as possible,” said Rep. Frey.  “Business owners put their personal lives on hold as they labor to build and grow their businesses.  They are the people who can do the most to turn our state’s economy around if we work with them instead of making it harder for them to be competitive.”

The WBCD is encouraging women business owners in the state to register for their event at the Legislative Office Building on May 2nd at 9am.