SPHERE launches new educational program, SPHERE Talks

SPHERE launched a new educational program — SPHERE Talks — for its members, families, caretakers and volunteers last Thursday evening. A personal safety workshop was hosted by Captain Jeff Kreitz and Lieutenant Shawn Platt of the Ridgefield Police Department; Deputy Fire Marshall Guy Miglinas of the Ridgefield Fire Department; and Director Dick Aarons and CERT volunteer Vivian Epstein of Ridgefield’s … read more

Music on Main Street: Soft summer sounds fill the air (VIDEO)

Good weather, great music, and one of the best Main Streets in the country — does it get any better? That was the attitude a pair of Bethel musicians carried into Ridgefield Monday afternoon as they played jazz and R&B tunes against the sounds of rush hour traffic at the corner of Main Street and Catoonah Street. “We’re just doing … read more

Ring, ring: Prospector gets call from Silicon Valley

Valerie Jensen has only watched Cars 3 blindfolded. But the owner and founder of the Prospector Theater feels like she’s seen Pixar’s newest film in all of its animated glory. That’s because the theater’s been using an app called Actiview, which enables accessible services, such as audio description, to moviegoers. “Cars is the first movie they’ve ever done,” Jensen explained. … read more

Garbow graduates from Northeastern

Benjamin Garbow, son of Roger and Joan Garbow of Mimosa Court, graduated cum laude from Northeastern University, May 5, with a bachelor of science of architecture degree. Garbow, a 2012 graduate of Ridgefield High School, will continue at Northeastern next year in their graduate school to obtain a master in architecture degree. While at Northeastern, Garbow studied abroad in Berlin, … read more

Vernal pools study makes teachers’ jobs easier

Fourth graders loved their trip to the Woodcock Nature Center — where they learned about vernal pools, wildlife, and climate change. That’s what Tommy Bergeron and Ava Forgione, students from Scotland Elementary told the Board of Education at its meeting Monday, June 12. “We learned that vernal pools are small bodies of water that usually form in the woods during … read more

Police believe girl shot Monday morning was part of teenage gang

The 15-year-old Waterbury girl who was shot in the back during an attempted car theft early Monday morning on Hulda Lane is believed to be part of a group of criminals responsible for several stolen cars in the area, police said. “The girl who received the gunshot wound was part of a group of individuals that we believe were involved in criminal … read more

CHIRP concert moved indoors — again — Tuesday night

Summer concertgoers will have to wait another week to hear music outdoors. Roosevelt Dime will be playing at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church tonight — Tuesday, June 6 — at 7 p.m. This is the second consecutive week that the CHIRP concert scheduled for Ballard Park has been moved indoors due to weather. A modern take on blues, bluegrass, and New … read more

Ridgefield police probe shooting that left girl, 15, injured

Police are investigating a shooting in Ridgefield Monday morning. Major Stephen Brown said in a release Tuesday that Ridgefield police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Hulda Lane. “At about the same time, a Hulda Lane homeowner called police to report that someone attempted to steal a car from the caller’s driveway,” Brown said. Ridgefield officers were … read more

It's a washout! Rain spoils Memorial Day Parade for second year in a row

Mother Nature 2, Ridgefield 0. If the Memorial Day Parade were a baseball game, then Ridgefield would be facing a two-year deficit. That’s the news Denis Loncto, the American Legion’s parade coordinator, announced Monday around 7:20 a.m. Rain is predicted through the morning and early afternoon, giving residents the second consecutive Memorial Day Parade rainout. “We’ve studied the radar reports, and it … read more

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