Hearst acquires print and digital assets of seven weekly newspaper brands from Hersam-Acorn

Hersam Acorn papers

Hearst today announced it has acquired the print and digital assets of seven weekly newspaper brands from Hersam Acorn Newspapers, LLC in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, … read more

850 Eversource customers without power in Ridgefield Wednesday night

Editor’s note: The cause of last night’s power outage was a tree limb that knocked down a line at the corner of Danbury Road and Grove Street. Power was restored by 11:30 p.m. It was previously reported that a transformer had blown up on Grove Street. Hundreds of Ridgefield residents have been without power since 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eversource … read more

Film festival to present first-ever Joe Consentino Emerging Filmmaker Award

Joseph P. Consentino

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) will pay tribute to the late Ridgefield resident and filmmaker Joe Consentino by establishing the Joe Consentino Emerging Filmmaker Award this weekend. Consentino, a former Boston Red Sox player, photographer, director, producer, and cinematographer, is best known for the documentaries Baghdad Diary (2007) and Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story (1996), and the TV series “The Big Blue Marble.” He … read more

Ridgefield man dies in Long Island plane crash

The Ridgefield Press

Ridgefield resident Richard Terbrusch has been identified as one of three victims involved in a fatal plane crash that happened three miles from Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Saturday, Oct. 13. The plane’s pilot was Waterbury resident Munidat “Raj” Persaud, authorities said. Persaud, 41, was also the plane’s owner. The plane, a piper twin turbo prop airplane, had stopped at Danbury Municipal Airport … read more

Democratic View: Connecticut’s women deserve a strong advocate

Unsurprisingly, I am a supporter of women, children and families. What may surprise you is how many financial, safety and healthcare issues affecting women come before the state legislature every year. Basic matters of everyday life, such as access to contraception, a woman’s right to choose, hate crimes/discrimination, domestic abuse, paid family leave, and the minimum wage are regularly addressed … read more

RVNA to host annual meeting on Oct. 24

Friends and supporters of the Ridgefield Visiting Nursing Association are invited to attend the RVNA annual meeting and incorporators’ reception on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at RVNA. The event will include a state-of-the-agency report and message from President and CEO Theresa Santoro, followed by a reception recognizing RVNA incorporators. Incorporators have made significant contributions to RVNA … read more

Girls soccer: St. Joseph edges Ridgefield

Caitlin Slaminko dribbles past a St. Joseph player during Monday's game in Trumbull. — Andy Hutchison photo

In a showdown between reigning state champions, the St. Joseph girls soccer team earned regular-season bragging rights with a 2-1 victory over Ridgefield on Monday afternoon in Trumbull. The Cadets remained unbeaten with the win, improving their record to 12-0-1. Ridgefield, meanwhile, lost its second straight game and is now 10-2-1. The game featured the defending Class LL (Ridgefield) and … read more

WPCA to host public information meeting on sewer renovation plan Wednesday night

Wednesday night’s Water Pollution Control Authority’s (WPCA) agenda includes: Presentation and question and answer session regarding the Town’s Wastewater Facilities Upgrade Project. Planning for the upgrade and capital needs of the town’s wastewater facilities has been underway for several years, with upgrades now proposed with a funding approval referendum vote scheduled for November 2018, a press release from the WPCA … read more