Post-grad party seeks volunteers

Ridgefield High School’s 35th annual post-graduation party is looking for more adults willing to volunteer to help run the night-long event. “It takes around 100 people to run this, we have about 25-30 volunteers,” said organizer Jean Macaluso. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. at the Parks and Rec center, and runs until 3:30 a.m., she said. Parents and … read more

Rainbow flags and mom hugs usher in Ridgefield’s first pride day

With free mom hugs, and rainbow flags rippling beneath Saturday’s clear blue skies, Ridgefield’s first pride parade in Ballard Park welcomed the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay Transgender, Questioning and more) community. First Selectman Rudy Marconi issued a proclamation affirming the gay, lesbian, and transgender community’s importance to the town. “…The LGBTQ+ community is officially recognized as a vital and essential part … read more

Ridgefield Board of Education to appoint interim school chief Monday night

Ridgefield is once again looking for an interim superintendent to lead its schools this summer. Superintendent Dr. William Collins, who was hired in December and started in the district on Feb. 19, 2019, was put on medical leave in May. His recovery is taking longer than the originally expected four to six weeks, Ridgefield’s Board of Education chairwoman Margaret Stamatis … read more

Luc’s cafe owners to open new restaurant in former Little Pub space

The owner of Luc’s Cafe, the French Bistro on Big Shop Lane, is opening a new restaurant in the former Little Pub restaurant space on the corner of Route 7 and Branchville Road, according to the property’s landlord. Herve Aussavis plans to open a restaurant called Marc’s Place, according to landlord Joseph Chelednik. A job-listing for Marc’s Place posted on … read more

Film festival taking shape

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival has Early Bird passes.

The the 2019 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) will be held Oct. 10 through 14. “We’ve gotten a few hundred submissions,” said Geoffrey Morris of the Economic and Community Development Commission. “We want to release the film names earlier this year, because last year it was like August and we didn’t have enough time to market them properly — we … read more

Town plan: Ridgefielders will have a chance to weigh in Tuesday

Hotels, walking trails, plans to revitalize Branchville — all those topics and more will be up for discussion during a public hearing to discuss Ridgefield’s Plan of Conservation and Development on Tuesday, June 18. The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the town hall annex, 66 Prospect St. It is the fourth in a series of … read more

Ridgefield man facing weapons charges gets court hearing continued

The hearing for a Ridgefield man accused of building an explosive device in his house, as well as possessing unregistered assault weapons, silencers, and high-capacity magazines, has been continued to Aug. 6, according to his attorney. Mark Albin, 49, was arrested on March 28 at his Tackora Trail home, after police responded to a domestic disturbance call made by his … read more

Schools eye tuition hike for non-resident students

Ridgefield Public Schools are considering a hike in tuition for students from out-of-town, according to documents from a recent school board meeting. The new cost to families of out-of-district kids would see tuition increase to $5,077 per year, a jump of just under six percent, or $277 over the current school year. The tuition is calculated as 30 percent of … read more

Jazz Funk and Blues Weekend taking shape

It’s back — Ridgefield’s second annual Jazz, Funk, and Blues Weekend will be held over the weekend of Sept. 5-8. “There will be event on Thursday night, CHIRP will be a jazz-related event. Friday night, the Aldrich Museum is having an event at the end of their museum hours from 3-5 [p.m.],” said Geoffrey Morris, of the Economic and Community … read more

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