Subway stickup man pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

A Bridgeport man who robbed the Subway on Ethan Allen Highway at knifepoint in May 2018 pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden on Tuesday. Alvin Robertson, 56, also admitted that he committed a total of three bank robberies and two Subway store robberies in Connecticut last year, according to U.S. Attorney John … read more

Fornshell graduates from William & Mary Law School

Emily Margaret Fornshell, daughter of Robert D. and Antoinette Fornshell of Stonecrest Road, graduated May 12 from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA, with a Juris Doctorate degree. While studying law at William & Mary, the 2015 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and 2011 graduate of Greenwich Academy was the president of the Transactional Law Team, a member … read more

Lamont, Himes to attend Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade

  Ridgefield’s Memorial Day will have a record number of marchers and floats this year. They will be joined by two special guests — Gov. Ned Lamont and Congressman Jim Himes. The first selectmen’s office confirmed the news Friday, May 24. “It will be great to have these honorary guests march with us Monday,” said Denis Loncto, the parade’s coordinator.

Memorial Day Parade: Marchers, floats take charge on Main Street

Two thousand marchers will represent 75-plus organizations at Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27. The annual tradition is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. from the Jesse Lee Memorial Church, with marchers heading north down Main Street and ending with a closing ceremony in Ballard Park. This year’s parade features seven bands, a military flyover, numerous floats and vehicles … read more

Dress for Success: Girl Scouts seek community donations for year-end project

Every spring, Ridgefield Girl Scouts selects an organization to contribute to with an end of the year community service project. This year, the Girl Scouts will again support Dress for Success (mid-Fairfield County). The Girl Scouts are seeking seasonal spring and summer business attire, including women’s new or gently loved suits, career blazers, blouses, pants, and skirts. There are two … read more

Ridgefield students win CABE, WCSA awards

Volunteers and musicians, sustainable coffee farmers and debaters — those were some of the achievements acknowledged for the 12 students honored by school principals and administrators at the May 13 Board of Education meeting. Ridgefield High School students Tara Krishna and Clay Vaughan received the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) student leadership awards. “Tara kept me on my … read more

Ridgefield student news: Purdue, Syracuse, and Quinnipiac

Taylor Ranney, class of 2020, media arts production major; and Mallory Shofi, class of 2021, media arts production major, were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Emerson College. Claire Sigworth recently earned a master’s degree from Purdue University where she also received a teaching award from Purdue’s Engineering College. William Winders earned a bachelor of science in business … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: May 8-15

Three houses and one condominium worth a total of $2,237,000 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from May 8 to May 15, with $5,592 collected in conveyance taxes. Ridgefield property transfers include: 243 West Lane: Steven and Deborah Debara to Michael Hudson and Galdys Guillet-Brown of Somers, N.Y., May 8, $745,000. 167 High Ridge Avenue: St. … read more

Ridgefield Fire Department recognized at EMS awards dinner

Firefighter-medic Nick Paproski was recognized as Ridgefield’s Emergency Medical Service Provider of the Year at the Danbury Hospital’s annual EMS recognition dinner Tuesday, May 21.  Paproski was recognized for his excellence in emergency medical care, and his commitment to education both for himself as well as other providers through well prepared and delivered educational presentations. His research and investigations of … read more

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