Fire marshal warns of malfunctioning dehumidifiers

Guy Miglinas, Ridgefield’s fire marshal, is asking residents to look at their dehumidifiers following an Oct. 23 fire on North Salem Road. “That was most likely caused by a malfunctioning dehumidifier,” he said. “No one was injured and there was significant damage to the home involved. This unfortunately causes many inconveniences to ones life.” Miglinas, citing a similar event occurred … read more

Physicist to give climate change talk at library Nov. 1

Families don’t discuss climate change enough. That’s something Peter Bancel hopes will change after his talk — titled, “Climate Change: Where We Are and Where We Are Going” — at the Ridgefield Library’s main program room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. “Nobody talks about it, but it’s happening,” said Bancel, who has a Ph.D. in experimental physics … read more

Captain Jeff Kreitz named Ridgefield’s new police chief

The Ridgefield Police Department has its new chief. Capt. Jeff Kreitz was named the department’s top official Friday, Oct. 26. Kreitz, who was named Officer of the Year in 2016, joined the department in 2003. He has served as the department’s public information officer for the last five years. Kreitz replaces long-time Chief John Roche who passed away in late … read more

New Chamber director looks forward to ‘matchmaker’ role

Kim Bova is a business owner’s dream advocate. A cellist with a passion for theater and for writing, she can be a creative person’s best friend. If that weren’t enough, this midwesterner-turned-Connecticutian is also an avid hiker — someone who loves to explore the outdoors with her greyhounds. “I’m comfortable wearing all the hats, it comes natural to me,” she … read more

Fish out of water? Iowa radio host adapts to life in New England

Leaving Iowa was undoubtedly hard, and the subsequent move east has been done in pieces this fall. “I’m driving back out there to get more of my stuff this month and to see my youngest son who’s a freshman at the University of Iowa,” Schulte said. “You can say I’m moving in phases … coming out in September was phase … read more

Village to host Halloween Walk Oct. 27

With candy already on store shelves around town, young trick-and-treaters are getting ready for the annual Halloween Walk on Main Street. This year’s celebration, which is sponsored by Downtown Ridgefield and encourages store owners to dress in costume, will be held from 10 to noon Saturday, Oct. 27. The Halloween Walk is made possible by the downtown merchants organization and … read more

Editorial: A beautiful friendship

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” The final line of “Casablanca” is delivered by Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine as he walks alongside Claude Rains’ Captain Louis Renault into the fog-filled night. It’s one of the most iconic moments in film history — a climax that marks the completion of Blaine’s redemptive journey as he stays … read more

Ridgefield Lions Club, parks and recreation to host haunted hayride Friday night in Ballard Park

Fall In Love With Ridgefield kicks off tomorrow — Friday, Oct. 19 — with a haunted hayride in Ballard Park beginning at dusk. The event is sponsored by the Ridgefield Lions Club, the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club and the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s free,” said Ursula Hanavan, who owns and operates Interiors & Designs by Ursula on Main … read more

Fall In Love With Ridgefield: Pumpkins painting, popcorn tasting to spark village

Hayrides, scarecrows, and scavenger hunts — it’s time to Fall In Love With Ridgefield once again. The annual fall festival presented by the Downtown Ridgefield kicks off Friday, Oct. 19, in the afternoon with the Keeler Tavern’s scarecrow contest and runs through Saturday, Oct. 20, with with popcorn tasting around the village. The popcorn contest harmonizes this year’s festival with … read more

Candlelight Shoppe collects bras for breast cancer awareness

The Candlelight Shoppe is collecting gently used bras for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The collections will be donated to several women’s shelters in the area at the end of the month. Residents interested in donating may bring in bras to the store at 407 Main Street. The store is open from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Last year, more … read more

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