Rotary Club of Ridgefield to award $10,000 scholarship to RHS senior, community grants

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield will award a RHS graduating senior with a $10,000 scholarship while giving grants to over 10 Ridgefield organizations. The 2019 Rotary Grant Community Grant application process starts now and concludes April 30. The grants will be announced in mid May. Local organizations are encouraged to apply for a Community Grant. They can either apply on line … read more

School cut list includes art teachers and tech spending

Art teachers, technology purchases, and a special bus run to ease kindergartners into a full day of school were among $230,000 in budget reductions recommended by Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Collins on Monday, April 8. The Board of Education needs $230,000 in cuts to meet the finance board’s reduction to the $98 million budget school request for 2019-20. Board … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Senior luncheon, RABC golf tournament and Exchange Club dinner

Bridge classes Beginner Bridge Continued runs Wednesdays, April 24-May 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class covers takeout doubles, the Stayman convention, Jacoby transfers, play of the hand techniques and more.  Bridge Continued will be held Tuesdays, April 23-May 28, from 1-3 p.m. This class is for players who know fundamentals and wish to improve both their bidding and playing out … read more

Superintendent puts three Ridgefield baseball coaches on administrative leave

Superintendent Dr. William Collins has place three Ridgefield High School varsity baseball coaches on administrative leave pending the conclusion of a police investigation into who poured gasoline on the team’s field at Governor Park and lit it on fire. Dr. Collins announced his decision in a letter to parents Tuesday, April 9. “At this point, we do not believe the … read more

World Irish Dancing Championships: Middle schooler prepares for spring break competition

The reel, the slip jig, the light jig and the hop jig — Ridgefield resident Maddie Molloy has been celebrating two thousand year of Irish folk dancing tradition ever since she was four years old. The East Ridge Middle School seventh grader began practicing the dance steps after attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greenwich almost a decade ago. … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: March 28 to April 3

Nine houses, two condominiums and one townhouse worth a total of $7,076,000 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from March 28 to April 3, with $16,863 collected in conveyance taxes. Ridgefield property transfers include: 190 Old Sib Road: John and Loretta Wolf of Norwell, Mass., to Ed Morales and Yuliya Jhanwar, March 28, $538,000. 36 Catoonah … read more

Cops call for community assistance with baseball field fire investigation

Who poured gasoline onto the infield of Ridgefield’s Governor Park and lit it ablaze? Photos on social media show both baseball teams — Ridgefield and Amity — in the dugout Saturday afternoon, and video footage during the fire shows a combination of parents and coaches trying to smother the flames with dirt. First Selectman Rudy Maroni said the incident was … read more

Planning report predicts growth in health care, food service jobs

Health care and food service jobs are expected to rise in Ridgefield the next nine years while white-collar office jobs are expected to decline, according to a study presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission last week. The town is expected to add 280 new jobs in health care and 100 new food service jobs by 2028, according to the … read more

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