Winter Club backlash: Police confirm reports of stolen signs

The Ridgefield Police Department has received at least three reports of stolen  signs that oppose the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club. The yellow signs, which read either “No Ice Rink On Peaceable” or “Protect Residential Zoning,” were put up by opponents of the proposed outdoor skating rink at 340 Peaceable Street — the former location of the Pinchbeck Nursery and most recently Peaceable … read more

St. Vincent’s receives AHA Quality Awards for stroke and heart failure

St. Vincent’s Medical Center recently earned four Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association for 2018. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with       Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll These awards recognize St. Vincent’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific … read more

Pictorial visitors map will promote the town

“It’s sort of a whimsical, not-to-scale map,” said Ellen Burns. Books on the Common gave her a perspective, and a map depicting a corner store view of Ridgefield that will be available to the rest of town — and folks from farther off. “At the bookstore, being so centrally located, and open seven days a week, we get an enormous … read more

Keeler Tavern to host ‘Fall Party’ fund-raiser

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is having its first annual “Fall Party” fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The event will include a tour of the museum and food by Sarah Bouissou Catering in Julia Gilbert’s Sunken Garden. Guests will also be able to sample bourbon and cocktails by Litchfield Distillery in Timothy Keeler’s Tavern. Magician Tom … read more

Voters broaden economic commission’s charge

Without no debate or dissent, a Town Meeting changed the name and slightly expanded the duties of what is now officially called the Economic and Community Development Commission — or ECDC. Under the change, the economic commission may now accept private money and use it to promote events going on in town, with the permission of the event organizers. About … read more

Local orthodontist scales Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg recently returned from a journey to Tanzania, where he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 feet, it is the highest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. While he was in Tanzania, Langberg delivered more than 1000 toothbrushes and toothpaste for an orphanage run by the Human Outreach Project. “Dean … read more

Affordable housing: 30 units planned on Danbury Road

A 30-unit, 45-bedroom, age-restricted affordable housing project is being planned on a little over three acres off Danbury Road, in a single three-story building with gables, dormers and porches facing across Route 35 toward the north driveway of the Fox Hill condominiums. The site — 233 Danbury Road — backs up toward Founders Hall. The developers, CGP at Danbury Road … read more

Selectmen pass potential wetlands board split to voters

After listening to months of arguments for and against separating the Planning and Zoning Commission from the Inland Wetlands Board, the Board of Selectmen decided at its meeting Monday night to let the voters decide. The question will be placed on November’s ballot along with several other proposed changes from the Charter Revision Commission, which has been meeting since January to … read more

Proposed economics commission change goes to voters Monday night

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Allowing the Economic Development Commission to collect and spend private money to promote Ridgefield and events in town — like Summerfest, the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, or the Holiday Stroll — is the goal of ordinance changes heading to voters. “You need a little money to get a little money,” commission chairman Arnold Light told the selectmen. A town meeting … read more

Sales Tax Free Week starts Sunday

Just in time for back-to-school clothes shopping, Connecticut’s 18th annual Sales Tax Free Week — during which retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from sales and use tax — runs this year from Sunday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 25. Connecticut shoppers are expected to benefit from approximately $4.8 million in sales and … read more