Giving Thanks: ROAR gala

To the Editor: On behalf of the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR), we would like to express our gratitude to our guests, local business contributors, annual sponsors, and volunteers for making our annual gala a tremendous success. Held at Le Chateau, our event celebrated recent accomplishments in finding forever homes for rescue cats and dogs, and helped raise funds … read more

Ridgefield police to promote two officers at Lounsbury House April 24

The Ridgefield Police Department will be promoting two officers Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the Lounsbury House. Sgt. Brian Durling will be promoted to lieutenant and Officer Shawn Murray will be promoted to sergeant. The public is invited. Lounsbury House is located at 316 Main Street. Call 203-438-6962 or visit for more information.

Household hazardous waste drop-off scheduled for May 18

Ridgefield residents can drop off paint and pesticides at the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority’s household hazardous waste event at the Newtown Public Works garage Saturday, May 18. Hazardous items that are accepted, include: camera batteries, stains and varnishes, oven and toilet bowl cleaners, moth balls, septic tan degreasers and wood preservatives (see more below). The event runs from 9 a.m. to … read more

Letter: CHIRP seeks community help to run full summer of concerts

To the Editor: CHIRP would like to thank those in the community who have, to date, responded to our annual appeal. We are delighted to find out once again that many of you in the community still love and support the concerts. And our first eleven concerts this summer have now been financially covered in full. However, contributions for 2019, … read more

Trader Joe’s supplies Thrift Shop with 900 bags

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, known for its generous community grants, sought the community’s help last week when it ran out of bags for customers. Trader Joe’s in Danbury was ready to heed the call, delivering 900 bags. “The shop has been busy, and we were running low,” said shop manager Karen Petrazzini on Facebook. “We said specifically Trader Joe style … read more

Congregation Shir Shalom to host annual Passover seder April 20

Continuing a tradition of opening its doors on Passover not only to welcome the prophet Elijah but to welcome all those who wish to partake of a communal seder, Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties will host its annual friends and family for a second night seder on Saturday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. Passover is the Jewish … read more

Hands Off Our Schools forms political action committee

Hands Off Our Schools has launched an independent expenditure political action committee with the goal of raising money to advocate for local decision-making in education for all school districts within Connecticut. “Forced school regionalization does not improve our children’s education. It does not save taxpayers money and it hurts our communities,” said Chris DeMuth Jr., one of the organizers of … read more

Thrift Shop scholarships available for Ridgefield high seniors

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop is awarding five $2,000 scholarships this year. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education at a trade school, two-year college or four-year college in the fall. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 19. Applicants should visit for details, and for a copy of the application. Applications can be mailed in or dropped off … read more

Letter: Volunteer viewpoint

To the Editor:  We moved to Ridgefield in summer of 2018, and my daughter soon discovered a thrift shop that had amazing reviews on the web. Moving from Canada, the type of Visa I held did not allow me to work, so when asked if I would be interested in volunteering at the Ridgefield Thrift Shop … I thought why … read more

Fabbri and staff back coaching Ridgefield baseball team

As Ridgefield was taking on Trumbull Friday afternoon, Ridgefield coach Paul Fabbri and his coaching staff were being informed they could return. After a fire was set using gasoline as an accelerant in an attempt to dry off the infield at Governor’s Park Field April 6 prior to a game against Amity, Fabbri and two of his assistants, Tom Neville and Len … read more

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