In this week's Ridgefield Press

Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Ridgefield Press, out today:

  • The new revaluation assessments are due out next week. What can we expect?
  • The state says 10 prime acres at the Schlumberger site need no cleanup, so the town is clear to sell.
  • The school board is putting aside work on a school closing and instead focusing on inequities in building enrollments.
  • The sewer plant’s capacity limits are being disputed in the zoning battles over high-density housing.
  • In a power emergency, should the town or state supply generators to people with special needs?
  • A U.S. senator showed up to honor five new Eagle Scouts.
  • Matt Whelan, a former football and basketball player at Ridgefield High School, is the new head coach of Joel Barlow boys basketball.
  • Sandy has sparked revisions to the school calendar.
  • Speaking of Sandy, a Ridgefield family has made Christmas use of one of the many trees the storm felled.
  • Ridgefield High has released its first-quarter honor rolls and the names fill two pages.
  • It’s another big weekend, with more than a dozen special events taking place, most of them holiday oriented.
  • What makes the latest fitness studio to open here different?
  • The Last Minute Gift Guide, a special section today, offers tips for giving.
  • Stores in Ridgefield are staying open late for holiday shoppers.
  • Why should we shop in Ridgefield? An editorial offers thoughts.
  • Chris Robertson passes along safety advice to senior citizens during emergencies.
  • Paul Baker remembers the prolific artist/illustrator Harry Bennett, who painted more than a thousand book covers.
  • “Nuts About the Nutcracker” has inspired a new book.
  • The Soccer Club of Ridgefield honored Mark Vanni recently.
  • Jack Truskowski, a Ridgefield High senior, has been selected to perform in the All-Eastern Music Festival, involving musicians from 11 states.
  • Schimenti Construction has completed its enlarged headquarters on Route 7.
  • Dr. Jennifer Rubin offers tips for kids on forming heart-healthy habits.
  • An updated Serving Our Nation, the list of Ridgefielders in the military, appears this week.
  • The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is a car that deserves to be driven, says test driver Steven Macoy.
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