In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • Retail zoning proposed for northern Route 7 came under fire at a hearing Tuesday.
  • Superintendent Low explains the half-million-dollars in security measures planned so far for next year’s budget.
  • How many people in town have had the flu? It’s hard to tell.
  • But a Ridgefield physician offers tips on keeping a child’s immunity system in good shape, while another physician warns that many may die because of flu-carrying hospital staffers.
  • How is the “RHS Compliments” page on Facebook working?
  • RHS is home to no fewer than nine musical groups, including a full orchestra.
  • The town could gain a six-acre pond on Route 7 as part of a zoning plan for the old Benrus site.
  • The selectmen are taking steps to sell some of the Schlumberger land.
  • Hundreds of green and white scarves have been knitting and crocheted for Newtown families.
  • Clean chimneys, kitchen flowers and electrical fixtures are among the topics in this month’s Home magazine.
  • The town’s hopes to get a moratorium on affordable housing applications has hit a snag.
  • Programs at Temple Shearith Israel Friday, and at the town hall and the Recreation Center Monday will celebrate Martin Luther King.
  • Police have already opted to buy replacements for their five-year-old Tasers.
  • The library will deliver books and more to house-bound seniors, notes columnist Chris Robertson.
  • Benefit concerts for Newtown, each with many stars, will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Playhouse.
  • The RHS boys swim team had a big victory over Westhill of Stamford.
  • Relay for Life has its kick-off next week.
  • An RHS student aced all his AP exams.
  • Carol Hanlon is the new president of the Board of Realtors.
  • Why are there clam shells in the ground in your backyard?
  • A Girl Scout troop collected more than 650 coats for the needy.
  • Samples are offered of the winning writings in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen competitions.
  • Looking for a seven-seater? Check out the 2013 Kia Sorento SX, says test driver Steven Macoy.
  • The Reel Dad says Silver Linings Playbook is a “romantic comedy gem.”
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