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In this week’s Ridgefield Press

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

  • Will it take three town boards to close a school?
  • Many parents are still saying no school should be shuttered.
  • Thousands are expected to descend on the village this weekend for the annual Holiday Stroll.
  • Revaluation, almost ready to be announced, will change many people’s tax bills and make town agency budgeting tougher this year.
  • Murph tells how Phil Bergen is making his own niche as boys soccer coach at Ridgefield High School.
  • The Conservation Commission explains why it doesn’t want a cell tower on its proposed Ledges land.
  • The commission, by the way, is marking a half century of helping the town amass open space — and has been involved in acquiring thousands of acres.
  • Rudy Marconi’s idea of CL&P’s supplying generators to homeowners is being noticed in the state.
  • His voice has been heard around the world, but William Joyner will be singing in his home town Saturday when he appears with the Ridgefield Orchestra.
  • Plans for 11 multifamily units on a tiny North Street lot were slammed by townspeople, especially neighbors, this week.
  • Katy Reid is fighting the Lyme disease that felled her during her high school years.
  • Thomas McMorran, named Connecticut Principal of the Year, is proud of his Ridgefield roots.
  • Fifty years ago, the town was in the throes of building schools to handle the burgeoning enrollment, columnist Tom Belote notes.
  • Dr. Jonathan Alexander explains when it’s time to get a cardiac stress test.
  • The school board offers its thoughts on the new “open campus” at Ridgefield High School.
  • The owner of a new salon says spray tanning helps avoid the threat of skin cancer.
  • Steven Macoy test drove the 2013 Kia RIO5 SX and finds much improvement over previous Kia Rios.
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