Jack Sanders

Farmers going to the fair

The recent Nutmeg Festival is Ridgefield’s oldest annual “fair.” Was it the town’s first fair?…


House of Friends

You’ve reported that the Donnelly Office Building, about to be torn down for the new…


Once, there were post offices — lots of them

  I hear Ridgefield used to have a slew of post offices. True? For years,…

Hubert Platt Main

About Town: Sacred Music

Is it true that Ridgefield has a strong history of sacred music? Ridgefield could have…


The double deaths of 1888

I’ve heard Ridgefield once had a murder-suicide. True? On Saturday, Aug. 25, 1888, Dr. Archibald…

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