Catherine Cascella, November 25, 1935-November 15, 2018. She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Robert and Nora of Ridgefield, Anthony and Christine of Southbury, Nicholas and Elizabeth of Milford and Joseph and Amy of Bogart, GA, and her grandchildren, Alicia, Mitch, Megan, Kelly and Kelsey survive her. Services will be private.
To the Editor: As an adolescent medicine specialist, I have extensively reviewed the literature on school start times, and followed along with public opinion. It is important for me, as a healthcare provider, to state that there are few topics in medicine with this much definitive literature. The effects of sleep deprivation on adolescents are widespread and serious, including increased … read more
To the Editor: Ridgefield residents who are asking difficult questions of the BOE are not “demagogues.” We are involved, concerned parents and tax-paying citizens. Opposition to SST concerns a lack of cost transparency, viable start and end time scenarios, and a plan that considers the needs of all student populations. In just two weeks, an opposition petition has obtained close … read more
For many years, the Caudatowa Garden House has decorated the Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center for the annual Christmas Luncheons. A major fundraiser for Keeler Tavern, Christmas luncheons offers two seatings daily through Saturday, December 8. For reservations, email keelertavernmuseum.org, or call 203-438-5485.
Robert V. Johnston, 71, of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. He was the loving husband of the late Stephanie Kurfirst. Mr. Johnston was born in Staten Island, NY on April 22, 1947, a son of the late Francis and Alice (Cosgrove) Johnston. Mr. Johnston earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from St. Peter’s University, and … read more
Carmine J. Donigi “Don,” 88, of Ridgefield, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Charlotte (Little) Donigi. Mr. Donigi was born in New York City on February 26, 1930, son of the late Joseph and Rose (Vanni) Donigi. He grew up on the Grand Concourse and Fordham Road, Bronx. A 5-year Veteran of … read more
Keeler Tavern Museum will host readings of the holiday classic The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsberg, in front of a roaring fire in the Garden House. At Santa’s Workshop, children can enjoy refreshments, games, and a craft before the reading. Families are also invited to take holiday photos with the festive, oversized, Santa’s Workshop decorations. The Polar Express will … read more
The Leir Foundation has become the title sponsor of the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone outreach program. This program makes the arts accessible to families and children from low-income areas as well as Title 1 schools by providing free tickets to shows, including Arts in Education shows, as well as busing if necessary. Together, Henry and Erna Leir … read more
To the Editor: With regards to last week’s letter concerning school start times. I just wanted to say that I have taken Mr. Mignano’s advice and have emailed the Board of Education … to let them know that I wholeheartedly support the change in start times and to encourage them to press on with their implementation of this great idea. … read more
Bessie Feduzi Krysiewich, 97, formerly of Ridgefield, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Salem, New Hampshire. She was the loving wife of the late Walter Krysiewich. Bessie was born in Chicago, IL on May 30, 1921, a daughter of the late Biagio and Louise (Storoni) Feduzi. A longtime Ridgefield resident, Bessie was a bookkeeper at the Ridgefield Medical … read more