In this week’s Ridgefield Press

On the front page of this week’s Ridgefield Press: A stilt walker, a budget vote, a post office food drive, ADA accessibility, Town Hall trees, and a stolen Jeep.

Here’s a look at some of the headlines from this week’s Ridgefield Press:

  • The Annual Town Meeting was held Monday night at East Ridge Middle School, and residents in attendance voted to approve a handful of smaller capital items before motioning to pass the $144 million town and school budget on to referendum Tuesday, May 15.
  • The meeting didn’t come without some fireworks: Budget critics Ed Tyrell and Jan Rifkinson made a series of motions to trim the budget, mostly school spending, that were ultimately denied.
  • It was a busy week for Ridgefield police. First, they had to investigate a stolen car from Pamby’s. Then, they had to investigate three vehicle break-ins on Old Sib Road.
  • Also in the crime and police beat: The man who shot a 15-year-old Waterbury girl last June will be heading to trial on May 22. He has plead not guilty to four charges.
  • Mail carriers will be collecting food Saturday.
  • SPHERE will be organizing a walk around town in June. It will be one of many this summer — make sure to bring your shoes!
  • In sports, baseball and volleyball each won, and the golf teams are on a roll.
  • In business, inRidgefield is getting ready for its open house Friday, May 18, at the Conservatory of Dance. You don’t want to miss this event!
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