In this week's Ridgefield Press

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

  • High-end houses have lost more value than mid-sized and smaller homes, meaning the latter may be paying a bit bigger share of the town property taxes.
  • Ridgefield’s real estate market is picking up steam, with 33% more sales in the second quarter than last year.
  • Brian Schiavetti, who was killed Sunday in New Jersey, is remembered as a young man with many friends.
  • A school board member tells which elementary school he would close, based on current information.
  • Forget that Abner Doubleday stuff! The father of baseball could be Ridgefielder Daniel “Doc” Adams, and folks want him in the Hall of Fame.
  • Tree Warden John Pinchbeck says there’s a way of keeping a deadly beetle from killing your ashes.
  • As the number of 911 calls from cell phones increases, officials continue to be concerned about spotty cell service in Ridgebury.
  • Who is that guy who is always talking at the Nutmeg Festival?
  • The eight-unit apartment building planned for Gilbert Street has passed zoning muster.
  • Those beautiful chairs auctioned off at Summerfest raised $10,000 to promote Ridgefield as a destination. And there are lots of Summerfest faces in pictures this week.
  • Mary Morrisroe is OK, really OK.
  • Since she was a preschooler, recent RHS grad Allison Kriz has been fascinated with fashion. And that will be her career.
  • Scammers continue to target older people, warns Founders Hall’s Laurie Chrstiansen.
  • Andrew Anmuth’s new Website is full of useful tools.
  • The Community Center is getting some much-needed restoration and renovation, says Director Di Masters.
  • Technology in the classroom, arts education, ‘A’ student’s transition to high school, and more are covered in today’s special Education section.
  • Singer Steve Kazlauskas tells why he has devoted his career to the music of Old Blue Eyes.
  • The Maritime Aquarium’s FINtastic RefurbFISHment has been proceeding this summer with new galleries and exhibits and the results are pleasing visitors.
  • The new Verano — it’s a Buick, but that means comfort and near-luxury, not necessarily a bad thing, says test driver Steven Macoy.
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