In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • Ridgefield’s taxable value has dropped nearly $1 billion during the recession.
  • On the other hand, some things are going up, including the average age of a Ridgefielder. “Middle age” here is 44.
  • And rent hikes face some tenants at Ballard Green and the congregate housing.
  • The selectmen will be checking out the proposed teacher contact that awards 3% raises for three years running.
  • A settlement has been reached in the shooting death of a former Ridgefielder during a police raid in Easton.
  • Ridgefield’s newest restaurant is also one of its oldest restaurants.
  • The movie, Lincoln, is irking a lot of nutmeggers, including former selectman Josette Williams.
  • The president of UConn told the League of Women Voters recently that our founding fathers were often “no models of dignity or civility.”
  • That’s some big pit at The Prospector.
  • Murph discusses the case of the court-storming parent at an area high school basketball game.
  • The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance has big plans for the old Gap.
  • There once was a big meteorite in our neck of the woods.
  • Are public meetings at the police station intimidating to the public?
  • Stephen Sondheim will be in town Saturday.
  • In the middle schools, The Torch Club offers opportunities for service and leadership.
  • The Ridgefield Visiting Nurses’ annual Health Fair will offer some new features this year.
  • The controversial U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker paid a visit to local Republicans 25 years ago, reports history columnist Tom Belote, who notes the senator admitted, “I know some of you sit back at home and grind your teeth when you hear the name Lowell Weicker.”
  • The 2013 Cadillac ATS AWD 2.0T Premium offers compact luxury in a sporty sedan, says test driver Steven Macoy.
  • M.K. Perkins of Weston has written a thriller, starring a young actress/director whose adventures play out over southern Fairfield County.
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