In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • The father of a teenager who became addicted to prescription drugs says, “I just didn’t see this.”
  • Pistol permit applications have been skyrocketing in Ridgefield.
  • A Ridgefield High School graduate is becoming the chief speechwriter for President Obama.
  • Rep. John Frey describes his efforts to change the state’s affordable housing law. And why was John battling with The Press 25 years ago?
  • People in Rockaway Beach are still suffering, and Ridgefield Responds is still helping.
  • A badly wounded Vietnam veteran told an audience at the Playhouse Friday that he plans to commit suicide.
  • The Board of Education may vote on its budget Monday, after hearing from the public Saturday.
  • Where is that new traffic light approved for Route 7 north of 35?
  • And how about that new bridge the state plans for Danbury Road by Fox Hill condos (and where the town is planning a footbridge)?
  • The Keeler Tavern Museum is celebrating 300 years of its history.
  • A condominium plan for The Elms Inn property is coming to a public hearing.
  • The police are seeking reaccreditation and the state is seeking public comment.
  • Two Ridgefielders were the real Broadway performers behind two of the characters in A Chorus Line.
  • Branchville students were taking things apart — with a purpose.
  • That mysterious movie caused a lot of network news activity in Ridgefield Monday.
  • A personal trainer with a master’s in counseling has opened a studio in Branchville.
  • The 2013 Honda Accord Touring V-6 matches the Acura line for luxury and handling, says test driver Steven Macoy
  • Frank Ballatore has contributed to a new book on technology.
  • Where’d Oscaleta Road get its name?
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