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

Melty Mile: Inaugural race to cap off Frozen Feet Streak Challenge on March 10

The first annual Melty Mile Race will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. This event, which caps off the end of Ridgefield Running Company’s Frozen Feet Streak Challenge, invites the entire community to run or walk the one-mile paved trail around the Recreation Center to celebrate the completion of the Challenge, the time change and the … read more

New Business Series: Library, Chamber to give prospective owners ‘simple steps’

The Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission, and Fairfield County SCORE will continue their “Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success” program at the library in February and March. The six-part series, called “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business,” begins on Tuesday, Feb. 26, with sessions lasting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The topics of each … read more

First Aid Badge: Local physician guides Girl Scouts

Local resident and Physician Dr. Lynne Savino, of Family Medical Associates, spent the afternoon guiding the Barlow Mountain Elementary School fourth grade Girl Scouts through a lesson on first aid and how to respond in a medical emergency. The Girl Scouts are working on earning their First Aid Badge and Dr. Savino helped the girls to identify different types of … read more

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

Main Street project pushed back a year

A renovated — and hopefully rejuvenated — Main Street is still seen as part of Ridgefield’s future. But it doesn’t look like it will be happening as soon as state and town officials had thought. “Everything’s pushed back a year,” said Charles Robbins, a Planning and Zoning Commission member tapped by First Selectman Rudy Marconi to serve as a liaison … read more

Top 10 taxpayers total over $433 million

Valued at more than $433 million, the town’s top 10 taxpayers range from an international corporation to a utility company’s land and equipment to a country club and a private horse farm, along with a mix of shopping centers, offices and apartment buildings. They are part of a more than $4.8 billion grand list of taxable property in Ridgefield, complied … read more

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