Condo sales double, prices up in fourth quarter

Unlike Ridgefield houses, the price of a condominium is increasing. From 2015 to 2016, the average sale price rose 28% — $290,326 to $370,409. In the fourth quarter, the average sales price rose 27% — from $294,139 in 2015 to $374,377 in 2016. While only one more condo sold in 2016 — 62 total — compared to last year, the … read more

Home sale prices trended down in fourth quarter

This Silver Spring Road home, on the market for $1,375,000, has three bedrooms and five bathrooms on 2.14 acres. —Steve Coulter photo

The number of homes sold in the last quarter of last year increased slightly — and they sold for less than in the final quarter of the year before. Eighty-two single-family homes sold from October to December — two more than in the fourth quarter of 2015. Total sales went down, from $62.9 million in 2015 to $61.7 million in … read more

10 actions, 100 Days: Women's March organizers plan follow-up event Friday

Ridgefield residents who were at last Saturday’s Women’s march in Washington D.C. are planning a follow-up event Friday, Jan. 27, in the lower level of the Ridgefield town hall  — part of the national “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” campaign. Board of Finance vice chairwoman Jessica Mancini, who organized the march last weekend with Aimee Berger-Girvalo, told The … read more

Ridgefield third in state with 188 deer kills

The 2016 hunting season hasn’t been friendly to deer in Ridgefield. The town ranked third on the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s top 10 list for deer kills, with 188. Ridgefield trailed only East Haddam, 209, and Newtown, 198. According to a DEEP report that tracked deer kills from Sept. 15, 2016, to Jan. 17, hunters harvested 10,570 … read more

Canvases for Cancer helps paint brighter future for adult blood cancer patients

Have you dreamed of having your art exhibited in a public space for all to enjoy? Or of selling your own painting to an art collector?  Now is your chance to get out your easel and create that masterpiece while supporting a good cause. The Silver Platter Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Ridgefield resident Rachel Langberg, is sponsoring the … read more

Mountainside withdraws drug rehab application

There will be no second public hearing for the proposed drug rehabilitation facility on Old West Mountain Road. The applicant, Mountainside, has decided to withdraw both its applications — one to amend the town’s zoning regulations to add a new special permit use for an “Extended Residence Care Facility” within the town’s R-AAA residential zone and another other to establish … read more

App builder hopes to help others

Selflessness and technology go hand in hand for Ridgefielder Robert Buckley. The Ridgefield High School junior started working on myParkinson’s, a smartphone application that measures tremor activity to track a patient’s condition over time and collects and stores user data anonymously, in January and completed the app in March. Nine months later, he won the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for … read more

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

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