Route 7 brewery to get hearing Tuesday

A zoning regulation amendment that would establish a new special permit use for a “brewery” and “brew pub” within the town’s B-2 commercial zone will receive a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 in the town hall annex on East Ridge. The commission formally received the amendment application at its Dec. 6 meeting without … read more

Enrollment decline: Schools to look at five options Monday

Pull fifth grade out of the elementary schools, convert the middle schools to fit a fifth-through-eighth-grade configuration, and close an elementary school — that’s one of five options on the table for the Board of Education when it meets Monday night to examine solutions for the district’s ongoing enrollment decline. But will the board go through with closing one of … read more

Neighbors to Mountainside: ‘We don’t want you here’

Property values, children’s safety, tax assessment, water and septic, traffic, lack of community support, and land use violations — those were some of the reasons residents gave at Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning public hearing as they spoke in opposition to a proposed drug rehabilitation facility at 162 Old West Mountain Road. The commission heard from 11 speakers during the … read more

Car stolen on Peaceable Street

The Ridgefield Police Department received a report of a stolen car and three separate reports of larcenies from vehicles in the Peaceable Street area Wednesday, Jan. 4. The department has responded to 13 reports of personal items being stolen from cars since Dec. 13, according to Capt. Jeff Kreitz. “We have also had numerous reports of vehicles being rummaged through … read more

Stolen Porsche prompts police probe

The Ridgefield Police Department is looking for a missing Porsche that was stolen from a Haviland Road driveway Monday, Jan. 2. Capt. Jeff Kreitz said that the car — a black Porsche Cayenne — was unlocked with the keys inside. According to a report, it was stolen overnight. “We want to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables,” Capt. … read more

Drug rehab facility: ‘Alliance,’ applicant eager to speak Tuesday

While the Planning and Zoning Commission prepares for Tuesday night’s public hearing, the applicant — Mountainside — and members of the Ridgefield Neighborhood Preservation Alliance (RNPA) await their turns to talk about the proposed drug rehabilitation facility on Old West Mountain Road. Matthew Eakin, Mountainside’s executive vice president, told The Press Dec. 27 that the facility would seek professionals over … read more

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