Letter: Time to lift our heads out of the sand

Let’s hope our planning and zoning commissioners have stopped believing the reports of “experts” and believe their own eyes. Every traffic report with every new project shows “no appreciable increase in traffic.”   Sadly, I can get to the Merritt in Stamford faster than I can get to Route 7 and 35. Maybe the experts are right about an individual … read more

Obituary: Robert O. Carboni

Robert O. Carboni, a Williamsburg, Va. resident for 19 years, died August 10, 2018. Carboni was born in Danbury, Conn., the son of the late Octavius J. and the late Katherine Creagh Carboni. He grew up in Ridgefield, Conn. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Mary Jane Krall, and by three daughters and one son: … read more

Winter Club backlash: Police confirm reports of stolen signs

The Ridgefield Police Department has received at least three reports of stolen  signs that oppose the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club. The yellow signs, which read either “No Ice Rink On Peaceable” or “Protect Residential Zoning,” were put up by opponents of the proposed outdoor skating rink at 340 Peaceable Street — the former location of the Pinchbeck Nursery and most recently Peaceable … read more

Boys and Girls Club campers tour Trooper 1

Boys and Girls Club campers were able to explore Trooper 1, a state police helicopter, after it landed at Veterans Park field on Aug. 16. More than 400 Club members were able to see the helicopter up close and personal, and hear first-hand from its pilot. State Rep. John Frey (R-111) organized and attended the event. Members of the Ridgefield … read more

Art Walk returns Aug. 24, runs through Sept. 7

The fifth annual Art Walk kicks off Friday, Aug. 24, with receptions in many of the stores around town from 5-8 p.m. “It’s a strolling gallery of sorts, when 52 local artists display their artwork in local venues around town,” said Pam Stoddart, executive director of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and chair of the event.   “It’s a great … read more

Scrabble coach named ‘Person of the Year’

Cornelia Guest, a Scrabble coach at the Ridgefield Library, was named the North American Scrabble Players Association’s (NASPA) Person of the Year this summer. Guest was honored at the North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo in August, and was recognized for her work coaching and expanding opportunities for youth players in the United State. Guest, who heads the NASPA Youth … read more

Keeler Tavern to host ‘Fall Party’ fund-raiser

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is having its first annual “Fall Party” fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The event will include a tour of the museum and food by Sarah Bouissou Catering in Julia Gilbert’s Sunken Garden. Guests will also be able to sample bourbon and cocktails by Litchfield Distillery in Timothy Keeler’s Tavern. Magician Tom … read more