Back to school: Class is in session tomorrow!

Sharpen the pencils and dump out last year’s algebra homework from the bottom of backpacks — Ridgefield students are headed back to school next week. Kindergarteners, elementary and middle schoolers, and high school freshmen will start their year Thursday, Aug. 31. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will join them the following day — Friday, Sept. 1 — before heading into the … read more

Farmingville student becomes Scrabble champion

Even by 10-year-old standards, Ian Whitehurst is a modest kid. The Ridgefield resident has plenty of reason to brag though — on July 26, Ian and his partner Kevin Zeng of Scarsdale, N.Y. were named the top-scoring, elementary-level Scrabble players in North America. “The boys were first of over 200 competitors across the U.S. and Canada,” said Cornelia Guest, Ian’s … read more

Almost Home shuts down temporarily

Almost Home Childcare will be closed until mid-October to repair fire and water damage at its facility on Copps Hill Road. Fran Kelley, director of the daycare facility, told The Press last week that the business was looking to temporarily relocate to Yanity Gym but that the town-owned building “could only accommodate around 20, and only over 3 years old.” … read more

Selectmen deny Sunset Lane land sale

The Ridgefield Board of Selectmen voted against selling one acre of land off Sunset Lane to Charter Group Partners at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 23. The proposed sale, which would have allowed Charter Group to develop six more townhouse units on the former Schlumberger property on Sunset Lane, was denied in by a 4-1 vote. “The town did what was … read more

Bear sighted on Midrocks Road over the weekend

Residents of Midrocks Road spotted a bear on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20. Ridgefield Police confirmed that they had responded to a call at 11:38 a.m., and again at 12:35 p.m. in the same area. Captain Jeff Kreitz said that the police department’s procedure for bear sightings is to alert neighboring houses of the animal’s presence, and urge people … read more

Ridgefield cyclist sets new goal for charitable ride

Ciarán Carruthers rides again. The Ridgefield resident and avid mountain biker is trying to raise $15,000 to support World TEAM Sports (WTS), a non-profit organization which helps wounded veterans and the disabled find purpose through team-oriented outdoor sports. Carruthers fund-raising efforts are supported by his longtime friend, Ridgefield Police Dispatcher Bill Browning. “You don’t have to be a vet,” Carruthers … read more

Ridgefield SAT scores exceed state average

Ridgefield High students scored significantly higher than the state average on both sections of the SAT. Ridgefield students averaged a collective Math score of 600 out of a possible 800 points, and a collective English Language Arts (ELA) score of 613 out of a possible 800 points. With those sections combined, Ridgefield students scored an average of 1213 out of … read more

Red Rooster Pub to open in former Toscana location

Red Rooster Pub will open in the former Toscana Ristorante location at 43 Danbury Road this fall. Construction crews were inside the restaurant renovating the space Monday, Aug. 14, and told The Press that news about the restaurant’s official opening date would be coming “in a month.” An employee at the Red Rooster Pub in Newtown confirmed that the restaurant … read more

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