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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 in print and e-edition.

  • The Memorial Day Parade, and plenty of other activities, are set for this long weekend — complete details.
  • For the first time ever, the parade grand marshals will be a husband and wife.
  • In two weeks, the town will be celebrating the veterans of the Civil War with a big fair in Ballard Park.
  • Opponents to retail zoning on upper Route 7, approved last week, are mulling over what to do now.
  • The “Goosinator” has taken over chasing the geese from the Ridgefield Golf Course.
  • Students had emotional reactions when they watched the realistic mock car crash yesterday.
  • Tough decisions dealing with adding sewer connections — especially for apartments — is prompting the selectmen to study the Water Pollution Control Authority’s role.
  • CHIRP concerts in Ballard Park begin next week.
  • A murder is involved in a Civil War novel, part of a trilogy set in Ridgefield.
  • Speaking of murder, why is a convicted murderer, hanged for treason by the Union Army, on a veterans monument here?
  • Looking for nearby places to go and things to do this summer? 100 Things to Do is a special section this week.
  • The Purple Frog, a new shop in the village, offers gifts from around the world.
  • Three chefs are sharpening their skills in preparation for a culinary challenge to benefit Founders Hall.
  • Two RVNA nurses have won Nightingale Awards.
  • An aviary filled with free-flying lorikeets will open at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this weekend.
  • Young Scrabble players from the library did well in national competition.
  • Students from Far Rockaway, helped after Sandy by Ridgefielders, will be visiting Scotland School.
  • Money is needed for Tiger Hollow lights
  • Safe and roomy, the Toyota Yaris doesn’t offer much zip, says test driver Steven Macoy.
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