Later start times? Petitioners want a vote

Petitioners may seek a town meeting to reconsider the school board’s year-old decision to pursue later start times for Ridgefield High School. But the question of whether a town meeting has that power is being investigated by town attorneys. First Selectman Rudy Marconi described the situation to the Board of Selectmen’s Nov. 13 meeting. People want to petition for “a … read more

Zemo’s 36 apartments draw support from two

Two voices were raised in support of a pair of apartment buildings with 36 rental units — 11 of them “affordable units” — at public hearings Nov. 7 on two related projects at 86 Governor Street and 62 Prospect Ridge. “One comment on each application that was positive and supportive of bringing in more affordable housing,” Planning and Zoning Commission … read more

Branchville to NYC? Commuter bus has ‘express’ vision

An early morning commuter bus from Branchville direct to New York City is a concept being studied by an entrepreneur who operates a driver service. “It takes cars off the road,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said to the selectmen. “The people at that station have been begging for more express service in the morning.” Marconi had been approached concerning use … read more

Selectmen to review door-to-door ban Tuesday night

Door-knocking salespeople would be outlawed under a proposed town ordinance revision on the agenda of the next selectmen’s meeting, Nov. 13 — a Tuesday, not a Wednesday as usual for the selectmen — starting at 6:30 in town hall. The selectmen will discuss setting up a public hearing and town meeting to consider adopting the revised ordinance — although its … read more

Veterans Day: Ridgefield honors 100th anniversary of World War I

With thoughtful words, patriotic songs, taps and gun salute, Ridgefielders led by two American Legion Commanders — former Commander Bob Tulipani and current Commander George Besse — honored Veterans Day 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. About 150 people … read more

Veterans Day 2018

With thoughtful words, patriotic songs, taps and gun salute, Ridgefielders led by two American Legion Commanders — former Commander Bob Tulipani and current Commander George Besse — marked veterans day 2018, making the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. About 150 people … read more

Veterans Day ceremonies: Tulipani will speak on Sunday

Bob Tulipani, a U.S. Army veteran and retired teacher who led Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 for 18 years, will be the featured speaker at Ridgefield’s Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Lounsbury House on Main Street. “The American Legion along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League Detachment will hold … read more

Age-restricted units approved for 233 Danbury Road

A 30-unit, age-restricted 55-and-older condominium project has been approved for a three-acre site at 233 Danbury Road, north of the Recreation Center driveway and across from the Fox Hill condominiums. The project won final approvals Nov. 7 on 6-0 votes from both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Inland Wetlands Board — still combined, despite voters recent approval of … read more

Motorcyclist rode through France with terms of World War I armistice

“The war to end all wars” — as World War I was, tragically, miscalled — ended 100 years ago this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018. The armistice agreed that the killing and trench warfare would cease on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, known as Armistice Day for much of the 20th Century … read more

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