“Tall oaks from little acorns grow,” was the motto of The Ridgefield Press when D. Crosby Baxter founded the newspaper in 1875. From four tiny sheets of local gossip and aphorisms to a weekly newspaper sometimes carrying more than 60 broadsheet pages, The Press has grown — and expanded to include the World Wide Web. In the 1990s, it was one of the first newspapers in Connecticut to embrace the Internet, and has maintained a strong Web following to this day. The Press and its staff have won many journalism and public service awards over the years and continue to focus exclusively on the news and the people of Ridgefield.
The Press is part of Hersam Acorn Newspapers, a traditional and new media firm, which includes printing facilities and local papers, specialty publications and websites in more than 20 communities in southwestern Connecticut, Lewisboro, N.Y., and Vermont. This gives our readers easy access to regional news and events as well as exposure to advertisers from across the region.
The Ridgefield Press newsroom is located at 16 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877. It can be reached at 203-438-6544.
Jack Sanders, Executive Editor
Jack Sanders has been an editor of The Ridgefield Press for more than 40 years, and began as a reporter in 1967 when the newspaper was still produced with lead type. Author of several histories of the town, including “Ridgefield: 1900 – 1950” and “Five Village Walks,” he has also written books on wildflowers, birds and the Internet, published by McGraw-Hill and Lyons Press. He and his wife, Sally, the arts editor for Hersam Acorn Newspapers, live in a 250-year-old house in Ridgefield. Use the form below to contact Jack.
Mack Reid, Editor
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Tim Murphy, Sports Editor
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Steve Coulter, Reporter
Steve Coulter is a reporter for The Ridgefield Press. Before working for The Press, Steve attended the University of Denver, where he graduated with a BA in Media, Film and Journalism Studies in November of 2012. While at DU, Steve was the managing editor of the school’s student newspaper, the DU Clarion from February 2011 to May 2012. He held the position of sports editor from September 2009 to January 2011. Prior to college, Steve wrote for The Press as a sports freelancer, covering Ridgefield High School athletics. He is a graduate of RHS and a member of the class of 2009. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, movies and television. He also likes to hike, travel and play basketball.