In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • Security in the schools is causing consternation among officials trying to figure out what to pay for, and how to pay for it.
  • Whatever happened to that teacher contract, supposedly settled last year?
  • Two Ridgefield dogs did well at Westminster — “Grand Champion Vogelflight’s ‘Honor’ to Pillow Talk” was one of the finalists.
  • A new mathematics program in the schools would set a new pace.
  • The cost of an ambulance ride has gone up, but officials tell why price should not keep anyone from calling an ambulance when it’s needed.
  • The first selectman was glad crews were hired to shovel off the roofs of town-owned buildings after Nemo.
  • Murphy reflects on the decision, for the first time ever, to cancel the FCIAC wrestling tournament.
  • A six-unit multifamily housing plan for North Street appears headed toward rejection by town officials.
  • Chocolate can be good for you, notes a Ridgefield physician.
  • Ridgefield ‘green’ builder Mike Trolle explains how exterior walls can be more energy-efficient.
  • How did Ridgefielders in the 1800s deal with snow on the roads?
  • A Ridgefield artist has won the competition to design a new logo for the Ridgefield Coalition Against Substance Abuse.
  • Local amateur radio operators are stars in a training film.
  • Who was the surprise guest at the Williams-Magee wedding recently?
  • A former school board member and a geophysicist have been named to the Commission on Disabled.
  • Meet Jane Condon, the comedienne from Greenwich who’ll be at the Playhouse next week.
  • Saturday night’s snow-postponed Crystal Ball was supposed to honor Beth Yanity. Fifty years ago, Mrs. Yanity was running the 1963 Crystal Ball.
  • The Boy Scouts of America have honored Bruce Bowlus with the Silver Beaver.
  • You can deal with immigration this weekend at the Aldrich.
  • The Keeler Tavern Museum begins a new column, Keeler Notes, this week.
  • Maritza Johnson explains why the temperature is 105 degrees in her Main Street yoga studio.
  • There will be BOGOs at the Thrift Shop.
  • Test driver Steven Macoy takes the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR for a spin and reports, “The pocket rocket has matured.”
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