West Lane Inn isn’t closing, it’s for sale as an inn

There are no plans to close the West Lane Inn. Although the property is on the market, it is being sold as an active, operating inn — with the assumption that any buyers will want to continue running the inn. “The West Lane Inn is still operational and we’ll continue being operational until the new owners,” innkeeper Debbie Prieger said. … read more

Digging into History: RHS duo to participate in World War I trench restoration program

Ridgefield High School sophomores Aaron Cohen and Mairead Lacey will be two of 15 Connecticut students who participate in a World War I trench restoration program in Seicheprey, France, through the Connecticut Heritage Foundation this summer. During the community service trip, students will work alongside 15-20 French students and under the direction of local historians to restore a section of … read more

Paddyfote named Ridgefield interim superintendent for second time

Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote will take over as interim superintendent of Ridgefield Public Schools for the second straight summer. The Board of Education appointed Paddyfote, who served as Ridgefield’s interim superintendent from July 2018 through February 2019, to the position at its meeting Monday night. She will take over . She will take over effectively on July 1, 2019 for Dr. … read more

Ridgefield High School production of Almost, Maine celebrated at CT Halo Awards

The Ridgefield High School November 2018 production of Almost, Maine won Best Contemporary Play at the 16th annual Halo Awards held on June 3 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. Junior Caroline Malley was awarded Best Comic Female Performance in a Play for her performance as Rhonda in Almost, Maine, and junior Shane Jaeger was awarded Best Stage Management for … read more

Filmmaker seeks young voices to share stories

Joe Lane knows this is likely his last chance to impact American democracy so he better make it count. The Ridgefield resident and documentarian owns JTFM Productions, a company that has launched him around the world — from Antarctica to Africa — in search of compelling stories to tell. His latest film work includes “Shades of America,” a 60 Minutes … read more

Pride in the Park: picnic will celebrate LGBTQ+ community

Come for the march, stay for the fun and games, leave feeling valued and understood. It’s a simple recipe that Ridgefield CT Pride organizers hope will propel the first annual Pride in the Park in Ballard Park from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. “It’s the first time we’re doing this but we’re close to having a location … read more

Orangetheory Fitness hopes to provide members with ‘more life’

Balloons, signs, and clementines. It’s hard to walk around Ridgefield’s Main Street and not notice there’s been a bit of an orange invasion of late. And it’s not because of the Tiger colors —orange and black —worn by Ridgefield High School athletes. No, the orange is in relation to the promotion of the town’s newest gym, Orangetheory Fitness, that’s set … read more

Ridgefield police arrest teenager for school shooting threat

A 14-year-old Ridgefield High School student has been arrested for threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree following a school shooting threat that cause RHS to dismiss its students early Thursday, May 30. An image that was taken from inside the girls bathroom at the school shows a written message that appears to read, “FIRST … read more

Ridgefield High written threat: ‘First shot at 10 … Get ready’

The written threat that sent Ridgefield High School students home early Thursday was a reference to a possible school shooting. An image that was taken from inside the girls bathroom at the school shows a written message that appears to read, “FIRST SHOT AT 10 … GET READY RHS 5/30/19.” Ridgefield students were dismissed at 9:30 a.m. “Out of an … read more

Ridgefield Hot Yoga: Bikram, power practices combined under one roof

With a new floor, a new name and plenty of new faces in the studio, Ridgefield Hot Yoga is feeling as refreshed as someone who just completed a 75-minute class. And that’s kind of the point. “I got into yoga because of an injury I suffered when I was a runner in high school,” said Wendy Boscia, who teaches power … read more

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