Macklin K. Reid
In keeping with its public awareness mission, the BLAST Lyme disease program had a booth at the July 18 Summerfest celebration on Main Street From left are the mannequin known as Tick Check Barbie, on loan for the day from the WestConn Tick Research Lab), and volunteers Jennifer Reid, Rich Braaten and Karen Gaudian. — Neeta Connally photo

Ridgefield’s BLAST Lyme a model for statewide attack

The BLAST Lyme disease program — a mostly volunteer prevention effort started in Ridgefield, and…

A little girl looked on as a power shovel loaded a dump truck in what had been the Ballard Park playground. Parks and Recreation Director Paul Roche said the “imgination station” playground planned for the spot could be open by September. The digging work was donated by D.F. Carroll Company, he said. —Macklin Reid photo

Ballard Park playground: Down, but will rise anew

Slides knocked down, swings in a heap on the ground, a big power shovel wreaking…

Democratic candidates nominated by Monday night's caucus included, from left: Di Masters, Dave Ulmer, Doug Silver, Fran Walton, Karen Sulzinsky, Jessica Mancini, Steve Zemo and Rudy Marconi.

Democrats nominate slate with some new, some familiar faces

Adding Steve Zemo for a return to the Board of Selectmen — joining incumbents Barbara…


Marconi, Manners, Masters lead Democrats’ caucus slate

With a slate led by the party’s incumbent majority on the Board of Selectmen —…

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