Police, firefighter to host Safety Day Sept. 23

Folks snap shots of a helicopter at Safety Day in 2014 —Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association, the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Association will host the town’s annual Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School Sunday, Sept. 23. The free event will feature a K-9 demonstration with Officer Shawn Murray and K-9 Loki. At 12:15, the Eagle … read more

Love Your Library: Golf course invasion to unite family, friends

Put the books back on the shelves and take the irons out of the clubhouse — it’s time for the third annual Love Your Library weekend. For the second consecutive year, the fund-raising event that goes toward supporting the library’s annual operating fund will feature a two-floor, 18-hole mini golf course that residents of all ages can use Saturday, Sept. … read more

Ms President US announces speakers for 2018-19 school year

Coming to Ridgefield from all corners of Connecticut, women leaders at the local, state and national level will be contributing to the Ms President US girls’ civic leadership program this year. Keynote speakers include: Elizabeth Esty, US Representative (CT 5th District) Patti Russo, executive director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale Toni Boucher, Connecticut State Senator Aimee Berger-Girvalo, candidate … read more

Odeen’s, town renew contract to feed golfers

Odeen’s BBQ will continue serving the needs of hungry and thirsty golfers. A one-year extension of Marshall Odeen’s agreement with the town for the restaurant concession at the Ridgefield Golf Course was unanimously approved by the Board of Selectmen at a recent meeting. The agreement, which had the support of the course’s golf pro, Frank Sergiovanni, extends Odeen’s concession through … read more

Project Grand Slam concert moves indoors to Ridgefield Playhouse Thursday night

The first-ever Jazz, Funk and Blues Weekend is getting off to a wet start. Thursday night’s special CHIRP concert featuring Project Grand Slam has been moved to The Ridgefield Playhouse. The concert will still begin at 7 p.m. For information, call 203-438-5795. More info on the band Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam is a Jazz Rock Fusion band with a twist of Classic Rock and Latin from New York City. … read more

GoFundMe hopes to support ‘Miss Jane’ in battle against cancer

Ridgefield resident and preschool teacher Jane Knudsen, known to her students as “Miss Jane,” has been battling stage four metastatic breast cancer for the past eight years. Two months ago, Knudsen’s left foot became paralyzed. Her doctors originally thought it to be neuropathy from her chemotherapy but now it is believed that her cancer has metastasized to her thoracic spine, … read more

Traffic alert: Police chief funeral, procession to close village roads Friday morning

Funeral services for Police Chief John Roche are expected to create traffic delays around the village Friday morning. Ridgefield police are warning drivers that the service for Chief Roche, who passed away at age 62 last week, will begin at St. Mary’s at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The service is expected to last an hour, and will include a flyover … read more

League of Women Voters to review charter revision proposals Sept. 11

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters (RLWV) is holding a new installment of its educational program series for Ridgefielders to learn about their town government, Get To Know Your Town, on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The topic for discussion is the Charter Revision Commission, and members of the Commission will be speakers at the event. This event is free and open … read more

Ridgefield Winter Club: Zoning battle begins tonight at East Ridge Middle School

Fixing a deteriorating commercial property versus protecting residentially-zoned neighborhoods. The battle lines between the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club at 340 Peaceable Street and the Peaceable Neighbors Alliance have been drawn for more than a year. Each side will make its case in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission at East Ridge Middle School’s auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 4. “We expect … read more

How many voted in the primaries? Registrar’s report 25% turnout

One out of every four registered Ridgefield Republicans voted in yesterday’s Gubernatorial primary. Across the aisle, turnout was pretty much exactly the same with 1,423 out of 5,408 registered Ridgefield Democrats (26.3%) turning out at the polls to support Ned Lamont’s bid for state governor. Lamont won in a landslide in Ridgefield —1,312 votes to Joe Ganim’s 97, and he … read more