In this week's Ridgefield Press

Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Ridgefield Press, out today:

  • Ridgefield teachers will be getting pay raises of around 2.9%, and have given up a medical insurance plan that was costly to the town.
  • A hearing Monday will allow the public to offer thoughts on which elementary school to close — but not on whether to close a school.
  • The Shlapak family describes what it was like when a tree destroyed their home during Sandy. A benefit dinner and auction for the family is scheduled for Sunday.
  • Neighbors are preparing for the public hearing on  11  apartment units planned for four-tenths of an acre on North Street.
  • Got a Prius? Joseph Heyman tells how to use it to power your house when CL&P can’t.
  • Officials detail how some voting discrepancies were identified and cleared up.
  • This is one of those occasional “super-weekends” in Ridgefield: At least 17 special events are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • No one was hurt in a fire that heavily damaged a Prospect Street home Wednesday. How did it happen?
  • Power crews were treated well by Ridgefielders: Behind the scenes after Sandy.
  • Small Business Saturday is coming — and nancy O is part of the national publicity for it.
  • A school bus driver quit last week, feeling the handling of the surprise snow storm was wrong.
  • Many Ridgefield holiday gifts and events are described in a special section today.
  • Once again, a bomb scare at the high school has been connected with a video game launch.
  • Jeffery Albanesi, a Ridgefielder who loves cabaret, has teamed up with a cabaret performer from New York to create a series at Le Chateau in South Salem.
  • An immigrant to the U.S. tells why she became a Republican.
  • Steven Macoy test-drove the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport and finds the new model is a good size at a good price.
  • Orthodontist Blaine Langberg wanted a challenge for his 40th birthday, so he climbed the highest mountain in the lower 48.
  • The annual community Thanksgiving service will take place Tuesday.
  • Romeo Petroni recalled Abe Lincoln at the Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday (and 50 years earlier, was involved in a bit of a battle with then-selectman Lou Fossi.)
  • Check out the high-tech addition to Ancona’s Wines.
  • The AAA loves The West Lane Inn — again.
  • This month’s Home magazine features holiday entertaining (and bloopers), a sunroom before and after, kitchen countertops, and a Craftsman gem in Greenwich.
  • The Frame Shop is a newcomer on Bailey Avenue.
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