Rep. Frey advocates for cultural districts

Always a strong supporter of the arts, State Rep. John Frey (R-111) proposed, and testified before the Planning and Development Committee in support of, legislation that would allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development. “Allowing municipalities the ability to establish cultural districts will increase the visibility and awareness of the arts, especially on the local level, … read more

Letter: Reporting, not distorting

To the Editor: State Representative John Frey made several disparaging personal accusations in The Ridgefield Press (2/14/2019). All the accusations are untrue. Representative Frey’s accusations relate to five short articles published by the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”) that report, refute, or question his record/actions. The articles are well-sourced, verified, and fact-checked. Contrary to Representative Frey’s accusations, the articles contain … read more

Cellist Alexandra Dillulio wins WCYO concerto competition

The Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra (WCYO) has announced the winner of its 2019 Concerto Competition is Ridgefield High School sophomore Alexandra Dillulio. Alexandra will be performing the first movement of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the WCYO Winter Concert on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. at the Clune Auditorium in Wilton High School. Alexandra has been playing the cello … read more

Pancake supper to benefit SafeRides of Ridgefield

Pancakes, a modern healthy recipe from Twins Judy and Joy.

SafeRides of Ridgefield will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on March 5 at the St. Stephen’s Church North Hall, 351 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner, which is open to the public, is SafeRides’s main fundraising event for the year. In addition to traditional pancakes and bacon, the menu will include healthier options. Although there … read more

Shir Shalom to participate in Shabbat Across America on March 1

Residents are invited to gather at Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties in a display of  Jewish unity Friday, March 1. Conceived and organized by the National Jewish Outreach Program in now (NJOP) in 1997, Shabbat Across America represents a united effort by the entire Jewish community to renew interest the Shabbat experience. “At a time when we … read more

Lops, Trinity top Ridgefield in FCIAC semis

Faith Arnold takes the ball to the basket in Tuesday night's FCIAC semifinals against Trinity Catholic. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

Iyanna Lops scored Trinity Catholic’s first seven points of the game and it only got better from there for the senior center. Lops was dominant on both ends of the floor, scoring 29 points, bringing down 16 rebounds and blocking eight shots as third-seed Trinity defeated seventh-seed Ridgefield, 50-35, in the FCIAC girls basketball semifinals Tuesday night at Trumbull High … read more

Haskell to host community conversation in Ridgefield Saturday

Will Haskell visits Wilton Center last week where he discussed his ideas for the next legislative session. — Jeannette Ross photo

State Senator Will Haskell (D-26) will hold a community conversation Saturday at Ridgefield Town Hall, meeting with constituents from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. “Meeting and talking with my constituents one-on-one and in these community settings is incredibly valuable to me, as I can hear their thoughts about legislation I’m working on and about what issues are most important to them,” Sen. … read more

Commission on Aging to host free seminar Monday

The Commission on Aging will host its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in the lower level conference room in town hall. The following topics will be discussed: Health Care Options for seniors- what’s appropriate for the situation, circumstances and preferences: Acute care/ hospital Post-acute care including in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation What is “sub-acute” care? Long Term Care in … read more

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