In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • The schools are hiring a different bus company to save some money.
  • The Recycling Center is losing money, and the selectmen are trying to decide what to do.
  • More than 70 Ridgefielders have signed up so far to march in Hartford in favor of assault weapon controls.
  • The tragedy in Sandy Hook hit State Rep. John Frey close to home, and he has been rethinking his views on gun laws.
  • The selectmen, too, are trying to form a position on assault weapons.
  • And the debate over guns continues among letter-writers, who also address such issues as slippery roads and Route 7 zoning.
  • RHS grad Liz Garcia, a veteran of writing for TV, has a new movie, based on her teen years in Ridgefield, that was just shown at Sundance.
  • Matt White, another RHS grad, has been drafted to play Major League Lacrosse.
  • The town’s new red fire engine is green — and packed with efficiency features.
  • Scotts Ridge Principal Tim Salem is making a new film.
  • The Rev. Phyllis Leopold received the Spirit of Dr. King Ridgefield Community Service Award Monday.
  • The landlord has a tenant for the space of the about-to-close Gap.
  • The new owner of Liberta’s was surprised.
  • What can be done about poor quality teachers? wonders RHS columnist Dani Blum.
  • A special section today looks at the advantages of private schools, technology on college campuses, and the merits of martial arts.
  • Ridgefield High School students will be staging The Laramie Project, a play about the murder of a gay student in Wyoming.
  • Many local stars will be dancing for the Ridgefield Orchestra in March.
  • CL&P has developed a five-year plan to strengthen its power lines.
  • Interested in hosting young people? AFS offers opportunities for students during the school year, and Fresh Air for city kids in the summer.
  • Why doesn’t the fountain at West and Olmstead Lanes spout water?
  •  The latest costume exhibit at an area museum focuses on the Jazz Age, with some Downtown Abbey-style duds.
  • The new Cadillac XTS AWD Premium has plenty of power and luxury and reasonable fuel efficiency, says test driver Steven Macoy.
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