About Us

“Tall oaks from little acorns grow,” was the motto of The Ridgefield Press when D. Crosby Baxter founded the newspaper in 1875. From four tiny sheets of local gossip and aphorisms to a weekly newspaper sometimes carrying more than 60 broadsheet pages, The Press has grown — and expanded to include the World Wide Web. In the 1990s, it was one of the first newspapers in Connecticut to embrace the Internet, and has maintained a strong Web following to this day. The Press and its staff have won many journalism and public service awards over the years and continue to focus exclusively on the news and the people of Ridgefield.

The Ridgefield Press newsroom can be reached at 203-731-3316

Steve Coulter, Managing Editor Steve Coulter is the managing editor for The Ridgefield Press. Before assuming the role of Press editor, he was the editor of sister publication The Trumbull Times. Steve attended the University of Denver, where he graduated with a BA in Media, Film and Journalism Studies in November of 2012. While at DU, Steve was the managing editor of the school's student newspaper, the DU Clarion from February 2011 to May 2012. He held the position of sports editor from September 2009 to January 2011. Prior to college, Steve wrote for The Press as a sports freelancer, covering Ridgefield High School athletics. He is a graduate of RHS and a member of the class of 2009. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, movies and television. He also likes to hike, travel and play basketball.

Mack Reid, Ridgefield Press EditorMack Reid, Associate Editor Macklin Reid is a longtime news writer and editor for The Ridgefield Press. He grew up in Ridgefield and went to school there, back when every high school dance had a great local band playing live. He graduated from Boston University in 1973 with a degree in English literature.

He joined The Ridgefield Press as a reporter in 1976, and in the four decades since has sought to write well about Ridgefield, its politics, business, history and, most of all, its people.

Tim Murphy, Sports EditorTim Murphy, Sports Editor Tim Murphy is the sports editor for The Ridgefield Press and The Wilton Bulletin. He has won multiple awards from the New England Press Association. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University.

Peter Yankowski, Staff writer

Peter Yankowski joined The Ridgefield Press in the summer of 2017. He covers the school board, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Ridgefield Police Department, and real estate for The Press. His interests include motorcycles and travel.