Bed and breakfast hearing postponed to Oct. 17

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The public hearing for a proposed bed and breakfast on Circle Drive has been postponed to Tuesday, Oct. 17. Catherine Savoca, who filed the application for Front Porch Farm, confirmed that the hearing officially opened Tuesday night, Sept. 19, but was immediately continued to October. The date had to be pushed back due to heavy turnout at Tuesday night’s zoning … read more

New barbershop to open on Main Street

A new barbershop on Main Street? Documents submitted to the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission Monday, Sept. 18, reveal development plans for a barbershop at 446 Main Street — the former Anila’s Variety Shoppe. Zoning commission members told The Press that the applicant, Roshel Pirov of Flushing, N.Y., submitted an application for signage, as well as a development application. The … read more

Bed and Breakfast hearing Sept. 19

A couple’s application to run a bed and breakfast out of their Circle Drive residence has stirred the ire of neighbors, who argue the business will drive down property values, and set a precedent for businesses to move into residentially zoned neighborhoods. Thomas and Catherine Savoca filed the application for the bed and breakfast with Planning and Zoning and it … read more

Public hearing to consider ‘private club’

Should town residents be allowed to run private clubs in residential neighborhoods? That is the question for a public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission at East Ridge Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The hearing was originally scheduled to take place at the regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 5, but was moved to a later … read more

RHS grad teaches kids how to code

Pick up any recent magazine or blog that follows the tech industry, and one is almost certain to find an editorial from Silicon Valley executives bemoaning the bottleneck of computer programmers coming out of America’s school system. To hear them tell it, coding is as vital to learning today as literacy, as more and more jobs turn over to automation. … read more

Solar promo ends Sept. 30

Ridgefielders interested in upgrading their home with solar panels have until Sept. 30 to receive special pricing from Ross Solar, through its partnership with RACE, the Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment. Stephan Hartmann, a Ross Solar consultant, said since every home has different solar power system needs, the cost of a system is difficult to calculate offhand. “That said,” … read more

Tropeano pleads not guilty in Hulda Lane shooting

Mauro Tropeano pleaded not guilty to a second-degree assault charge for the shooting of a teenage girl during an attempted car theft outside his home in Ridgefield this past June. Eugene Riccio, a Bridgeport attorney representing Tropeano, confirmed to The Press that Tropeano, 33, is pleading not guilty to additional charges against him. Tropeano was also charged with unlawful discharge … read more

District hired more teachers to keep class sizes in check

The school district hired three new teachers this year after four more students enrolled than the Board of Education anticipated. For the third straight year the Ridgefield School District hired additional teachers over the summer, in order to keep class sizes within district guidelines, Superintendent Karen Baldwin told The Press. The three additional teachers — a third-grade teacher at Barlow … read more

Diana Jones opens the Acoustic Celebration series Sunday, Sept. 24

Singer/songwriter Diana Jones will open the Acoustic Celebration series at 4:00 p.m. in the North Hall of St. Stephen’s Church, on Sunday Sept. 24. The series will run through the fall, winter, and spring on periodic Sundays. Jones is the first performer for the 2017/2018 series. Jones, who grew up in New York, discovered a love for the music of … read more

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