Spring for Abilis gala supports those with special needs

Spring for Abilis Gala co-chairs with their children: Bibi Clarke and her son Danny of Greenwich; Daniella Mini and her son Diego of Greenwich; and Fran Cohen and her daughter Ali of Weston.

Abilis, a nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis gala event on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by … read more

Ridgefield’s Agoev triumphs at Class LL wrestling

Lazar Agoev (top) tangles with Fairfield Prep's Dean Tsirandes in the 160-pound finals at Class LL wrestling championships. Agoev won the title with a 7-6 decision. — Andy Hutchison photo

Lazar Agoev is now two-for-two in the postseason. One week after winning a conference championship, Agoev, a senior at Ridgefield High, added a state title by finishing first in the 160-pound weight class at the Class LL tournament Saturday in Trumbull. It wasn’t easy: Agoev edged Fairfield Prep’s Dean Tsiranides, 7-6, in the 160-pound finals. Agoev’s victory helped Ridgefield finish ninth … read more

Young Patriot Award scholarships available to high school students

The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) announced that Patriot Bank N.A will sponsor this year’s “Young Patriot Awards” given to local high school students who demonstrate leadership, academic success, community service, and an underlying love of our country. The WCMOA has bestowed the awards on local young people for 44 years, recognizing students who display these important values through … read more

Letter: Protect art programming

To the Editor: We at NEA-Ridgefield are writing this letter to express our belief in the importance of maintaining full-time art positions at the elementary level. Our mission at NEA-R is first and foremost to advocate for teachers. Knowing the powerful role all teachers play in social-emotional learning and overall development of our children, it is imperative that we do … read more

Citizen scientist volunteers sought for ‘Frog Watch’

Gray tree frog —Maritime Aquarium photo

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more

Letter: ZBA on wrong side of solar debate

To the Editor: Thursday was decision time for the Zoning Board of Appeals on the appeal by a Canterbury Lane neighbor over placement of ground mounted solar panels on my friends’ property. The board agreed that the only two issues with the permit were the language surrounding the type of structure selected by the zoning enforcement officer and net metering … read more

Vandalism reported at Ballard Greenhouse

The Garden and Conservation Trust has reported significant damage to several glass panes at the Ballard Greenhouse in Ballard Park “Many windows were broken by rocks and coins,” said Tamera Galvin in a press release from the conservation trust.  The historic greenhouse was built in 1906 by Lord & Burnham. It is managed by the Garden and Conservation Trust, with … read more

Ridgefield takes hits, makes plays, tops Prep

Tyler Gordon (right) tangles with a Fairfield Prep player during Wednesday's game. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

Hunched over while skating off the ice after the second period, down temporarily after scoring what proved to be the game-wining goal, Will Forrest still said he felt fine afterward. “Take a hit to make a play,” Forrest said after scoring both goals in the Ridgefield High boys hockey team’s 2-1 victory over Fairfield Prep on Wednesday night at the … read more

Citizen Police Academy: Cops to host eight-week class

Connecting the community and the police, the Citizen Police Academy will educate participants about various aspects of police work. Participants will gain insight into how their police department works and provides services to the community. Some of the content that will be covered is crime scene investigation, firearms, TASER, speed enforcement, DUI enforcement, search and seizure, and department history. The … read more

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