School of Rock House Band prepares for performance at The Bitter End

Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Joni Mitchell. Following in the footsteps of folk heroes might be seem like a tall task for most musicians but for 11 aspiring performers from Ridgefield’s School of Rock House Band, Saturday night’s show at New York City’s landmark nightclub, The Bitter End, marks a great opportunity — a chance to create their own history on … read more

From Connecticut to Cartagena: Cards, school supplies help children in need

Training for the New York City Marathon while volunteering in a foreign country might seem extreme, but for Ridgefield resident Carrie Smuckler every mile on the hotel treadmill was a necessary step towards helping the children in need in Cartagena, Colombia. Smuckler, who traveled to Cartagena in October to bring supplies to schools and youth organizations that are supported by … read more

Ridgefield police investigate bomb threats

Emailed bomb threats have created a disturbance across the country Thursday, Dec. 13, and Ridgefield is no exception. The Ridgefield Police Department has announced that its currently investigating bomb threat reports in town. “Members of our uniform and detective divisions are following up on these incidents,” the department posted on its Facebook. “The emails are similar to ones received across … read more

Jesse Lee to host four candlelight Christmas Eve services

Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church offers four opportunities to worship in candlelight services on Christmas Eve. Traditional services will be held in the sanctuary at 4 and 6 p.m. A contemporary service will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Carriage House, at the far end of the church parking lot. And all are welcome to a traditional service … read more

Ridgefield Winter Club withdraws special permit application

On the eve of its final public hearing in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Ridgefield Winter Club has withdrawn its special permit application. The eighth and final hearing will still be held as planned at East Ridge Middle School at 7 p.m. tonight — Wednesday, Dec. 12, according to Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti. “The applicant is still … read more

Ridgefield residents to host moment of silence for Sandy Hook victims Friday (UPDATE)

Ridgefield residents will host a moment of silence and remembrance for lives lost to gun violence at the Lounsbury House from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, will speak during the ceremony. Resident Amanda Cordano is organizing the event. Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Sandy … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: Nov. 23-30

Seven houses, one commercial property, and one apartment worth a total of $5,298,500 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, with $13,246 collected in conveyance taxes. Transfers include: 10 Kiwi Corner (Fox Hill): Michael Gordon to Andrea Drag of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Nov. 26, $192,500. 28 Prospect Street, Unit 15 (former … read more

Holidays push up Ridgefield Press deadlines

The Ridgefield Press

The upcoming holidays will create earlier deadlines for The Ridgefield Press during the Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 newspapers. For the paper coming out Thursday, Dec. 27, the deadline for advertisements and legal notices will be 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Letters to the editor will be due by 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Other community items — happenings, school … read more

School board reverses start times stance (VIDEO)

The Ridgefield Board of Education will not pursue later school start times for the 2019-20 school year. The school board voted 6-1 at its meeting Monday night to rescind a 2017 motion that aimed to implement healthier school start times by the fall of 2019. “I think you heard the board saying that at some point this could come back … read more

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