Ridgefielder Rich Flood starts autism awareness initiative with Darien police

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April, a Darien police officer is behind an initiative that will make officers and the public more aware of those on the autism spectrum. The initiative involves Autism Awareness magnets, an Autism Awareness Patch Challenge, and a free seminar that educates Darien police officers on autism. The man responsible for the initiative in … read more

Thrift Shop grant to support Keeler Tavern Museum’s Visitor Center

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) has received a $17,000 grant from Ridgefield Thrift Shop to help pay for the design, purchase and installation of a reception desk and information wall in its new Visitor Center. “We are immensely grateful to The Ridgefield Thrift Shop for this funding, which will help us bring the visitor reception area up to … read more

Chekhov Theatre Festival to host spring fundraiser at Theater Barn

The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival will host its spring fundraiser performance at the Ridgefield Theater Barn on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a staged reading of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play which was inspired by the works of Anton Chekhov. The … read more

Thrift Shop to help support Ridgefield Historical Society archives

The Ridgefield Historical Society has announced it has been selected as a 2019 grant recipient of the Ridgefield Thrift Shop in the amount of $7,000. Funding will support two projects: one capital and the other programmatic. Since most of the historical society’s program content is directly sourced from its state-of-the-art archives, part of the request will support temperature and humidity … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: Feb. 22-March 6

Eight houses, two condominiums, two townhomes, and two commercial properties worth a total of $7,875,650 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from Feb. 22 to March 6, with $19,689 collected in conveyance taxes. Transfers include: 36 Fieldcrest Drive: Estate of Irene Prosk to Joseph Corley, Feb. 22, $331,000. 172 Haviland Road: Gregory Bomberger to Alex Vorozhbitskiy, … read more

Fly the Colors program seeks renewals, more participants

The Ridgefield Rotary Club’s Fly the Colors program ended with approximately 500-plus participants last year. The money raised goes to educating veterans on entrepreneurship at University of Connecticut. Last year one of the graduating veterans started a drone consulting company here in Connecticut. The Rotary Club created this innovative program to encourage the patriotic display of the American Flay on six … read more

Environmental regulations: Petitioners protest ‘overreach’

Environmentally conscientious homeowners who want to protect themselves from regulations that they believe will restrict them from creating renewable energy sources have created a petition that’s collected a few hundred signatures.  The petition’s goal is to “prevent the issuance of any law and regulation restricting the installation of solar panels and arrays in the town of Ridgefield.” It has been … read more

Ridgefield High School junior wins state DECA award

Ridgefield High School junior Sophie Reale was awarded first place winner in the category, travel and tourism, at the DECA state competition held on March 5. Senior Allison Catizone and sophomore Avery Simoneau placed sixth in the financial services category. DECA is a nationwide nonprofit organization that prepares high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and students … read more

Ridgefield Voters United: New group aims to protect neighborhoods from commercial development

With the Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland Wetlands Board separating in eight months, Ridgefield will have a new group of elected officials deciding on applications that impact development in town. And when that split happens, Ridgefield Voters United (RVU) will be ready to offer candidates to voters. The new citizens group, which formed in February, aims to protect residential … read more

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