Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new, temporary tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

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Representing Ridgefield Since 1776 – The legislative history of our State Representatives

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


By Chris Flynn, Miles Tullo & Alec Pool – RHS Senior Interns

After proudly taking her late husband‘s place representing the 111th district, Mary Keeler was a State Representative who never cast a vote and never had the opportunity to advance Ridgefield’s agenda. Her tenure, while brief, put her in the same rarified company as Capt. Aaron Lee, Major Job Smith, Capt. Nathan Dauchy, former Governor Phineas Lounsbury and many other Ridgefielders who chose to serve the people of Ridgefield in the legislature.

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Rep. Frey, Interns Meet with Governor Lamont

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


State Rep. John Frey invited Ridgefield first selectman Rudy Marconi and a group of both legislative and municipal interns to meet with Governor Lamont during a visit to the state capitol on the penultimate day of the 2019 legislative session.   After the group finished meeting with the governor and getting answers to policy and legislation questions directly from him, the group toured the Hall of the House and the State Senate Chambers.