In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • A judge has ruled that the town must consider Eureka’s application for hundreds of affordable housing on Bennett’s Farm Road.
  • The conservationists want to buy Ledges land for open space. The selectmen want them to allow for the possibility of a cell tower. The conservationists said “no.”
  • Some village merchants are upset over the Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposal to allow retail uses on upper Route 7.
  • Parents expressed displeasure Monday over the plans to close an elementary school — any elementary school.
  • Ridgefield groups and individuals are helping the harder-hit Sandy victims in metropolitan New York.
  • The tree lighting program, complete with Santa, is this Friday.
  • The town is looking into whether it’s cost-effective to power vehicles with propane.
  • Voters can petition to bring the signed teacher contract to a referendum, but it isn’t easy.
  • Laney’s bike is an example of how the Molly Ann Tango Foundation helps those with special needs.
  • Ridgefield High boys lacrosse coach Roy Colsey was recently inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
  • “Holiday in the Country” is a  special section offering tips for celebrating and gift-giving, including how to select a tree.
  • The Toys for Tots campaign is underway.
  • Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has named Roger Restaino, a shipping expert, to an advisory committee.
  • A student columnist offers her thoughts on the new RHS open campus policy.
  • There was plenty of political controversy about the selection of the annual date for Thanksgiving, notes Charles Primerano in Democratic View.
  • Speaking of Thanksgiving, a doctor offers tips for avoiding stomach distress.
  • A new art gallery, opening in Branchville, is the third gallery to arrive in town this fall.
  • Republicans romped in Ridgefield 25 years ago, notes Tom Belote.
  • The 2013 Boxster is a “model of refinement, poise and performance,” says test driver Steven Macoy.
  • Free databases available through the library offer a wealth of information from your home computer.
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