In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • Many people have been getting new revaluation numbers — some because they thought theirs was too low.
  • Athletes may be paying more to play at RHS next year — some hundreds of dollars more.
  • Reporter Jake Kara takes a look at just what is meant by “affordable housing” in Ridgefield, and where it’s found.
  • A $1.2 million, privately funded Tiger Hollow effort to improve fields at RHS is coming to a hearing. A new artificially turfed field would be named for veteran coach, Guido Maiolo.
  • As a new season approaches, the high school needs a new softball coach.
  • The Society of St. Pius X plans a new school building here.
  • Phil Donahue discusses his documentary — and his purple martins — in an interview this week.
  • Two police officers are among the six new personnel requested by department heads in the town budget facing the selectmen.
  • The highway department has plenty of wood chips to give away — ones that aren’t aflame.
  • Guns are still the big topic among letter-writers.
  • Vacancies on town boards and commissions offer many opportunities to serve the community.
  • Even at six units, neighbors were not happy with an affordable housing plan for North Street.
  • There’s a new gluten-free bakery in town.
  • Injuries have forced Tommy Jordan to stop playing football at Florida.
  • A Ridgefielder who turned 12 on 12/12/12 used her birthday party to help a local foundation.
  • How many old one-room schoolhouses are there in town? You might be surprised at the number.
  • Winter workouts, a healthier glow, the Komen race, and more are in a special Health and Fitness section.
  • A Yale theologian will discuss the quest for historical Jesus Sunday.
  • A group of Ridgefield teens from RMAC entertained kids at Ronald McDonald House recently.
  • The new Chevrolet Shark is an appealing ‘minicar,’ says Steven Macoy.
  • Tom Belote recalls Francis D. Martin’s famous skating parties at Lake Mamanasco — and elsewhere.
  • Ridgefield students did well in regional and state essay competitions sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  • Chinasaurs! — dinosaurs from China — are the focus of a new exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.
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