Stories By Macklin Reid

  • Macklin Reid thanks town, colleagues and metnors for rewarding career
  • 19th-century explorer inspires Ridgefield author David Rich Ridgefielder David Rich was fascinated by explorer and adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton long before he began writing his novel “The Mirrored Palace.”
  • Disinfecting robot is Ridgefield partners’ COVID solution Three business partners invented the robot as a tool to help businesses meet demands for sanitized surfaces.
  • A tough year behind, Marconi has hopes for 2021 in Ridgefield Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi looks at a tough 2020, and sees potential for a better 2021.
  • All Ridgefield schools return to hybrid model The superintendent said the policy shift didn’t result directly from the cluster of COVID-19 cases at Farmingville Elementary School, which reached 20 cases just before vacation.
  • COVID cluster at Ridgefield’s Farmingville school reaches 20 A COVID-19 cluster at Ridgefield’s Farmingville School reached 20. Officials closed the building and recommended anyone who’d been there since Dec. 7 get tested.
  • Ridgefield plans testing for Farmingville students and staff With 10 recent COVID-19 cases at Farmingville School, Ridgefield’s testing site will be open to Farmingville students and staff Monday afternoon.
  • Farmingville COVID cases prompt Ridgefield question session With a cluster of 10 COVID-19 cases at Farmingville Elementary School, Ridgefield school officials are planning and question and answer session for school families on Monday.
  • COVID cluster at Ridgefield school prompts call for testing Ridgefield’s Farmingville Elementary School reports eight recent COVID-19 cases. Officials recommended that anyone who’s been in the building since Dec. 7 be tested.
  • COVID-19 cases at Farmingville School worry Ridgefield officials Withh two new COVID-19 cases announced, Ridgefield might have closed Farmingville School for two weeks due to concerns about possibility of in-school transmission, but it’s not due to reopen until Jan. 4, anyway.
  • Fundraiser for Ridgefield’s Founders Hall lights up the town Founders Hall senior center in Ridgefield has a “Light Fight” fundraiser that involves driving around looking at 32 holiday displays and then voting for a favorite. Viewing is free and contributions are optional.
  • Ridgefield COVID-19 update Thursday; testing available Ridgefield leaders will share an update on COVID-19 via Zoom Thursday, and drive-thru testing is available weekday mornings outside Yanity Gym.
  • Snow day! Da Silva makes an early call for Ridgefield’s kids Ridgefield Superintendent of Schools Susie Da Silva declared Thursday a snow day, with no in-person or remote learning. Friday will be remote learning or no school.
  • Light and joy: Ridgefield temple lights menorah Ridgefield’s Congregation Shir Shalom is celebrating Chanukah with online Menorah lightings and appearances by its ‘menorah mobile’ around town.
  • Researchers looking to solve riddle of old bones found in Ridgefield Researchers are still waiting to discern the stories behind four skeletons found in a Ridgefield basement in 2019, which may be the remains of soldiers killed in the Battle of Ridgefield during the Revolutionary War.
  • Official: Person ‘potentially infectious’ with COVID all week... Some East Ridge Middle School students and staff were sent home early Friday when the COVID cases was reported, a district official said.
  • Ridgefield’s St. Stephen’s sticks with plan to sell South Hall Leaders of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgefield say they’re committed to selling South Hall, and a proposal to make the building a group home for disabled adults did not meet the church’s needs.
  • Farewell, Biscuit: Ridgefield’s Main Street will miss a dog Biscuit, a faithful even-tempered dog, will be missed as companion to “the flower lady” of Ridgefield, Spencer Moore.
  • ‘Desegregate Connecticut’ still has suburban zoning officials talking The ‘Desegregate Connecticut’ has support in Hartford, but suburban zoning officials in Southwestern Connecticut see problems as complex and not easily solved. State Sen. Will Haskell is trying to facilitate discussions.
  • Ridgefield businesses are hurting, but help is coming A member of Ridgefield Economci anad Community Developmeth Commission discusses the tight situation loocal businesses are in, and the slow progress of efforts to help.