No right on red: State changes turning rules at Prospect and Main Street

Drivers used to taking the right turn from Prospect Street onto Main Street will have to be a little more patient going forward. The state will add a “no turn on red” sign at the intersection of Main and Prospect streets, according to Police Chief Jeff Kreitz. A similar request for a no turn on red sign in the right-turn … read more

Cellist Alexandra Dillulio wins WCYO concerto competition

The Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra (WCYO) has announced the winner of its 2019 Concerto Competition is Ridgefield High School sophomore Alexandra Dillulio. Alexandra will be performing the first movement of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the WCYO Winter Concert on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. at the Clune Auditorium in Wilton High School. Alexandra has been playing the cello … read more

Pancake supper to benefit SafeRides of Ridgefield

Pancakes, a modern healthy recipe from Twins Judy and Joy.

SafeRides of Ridgefield will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on March 5 at the St. Stephen’s Church North Hall, 351 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner, which is open to the public, is SafeRides’s main fundraising event for the year. In addition to traditional pancakes and bacon, the menu will include healthier options. Although there … read more

Shir Shalom to participate in Shabbat Across America on March 1

Residents are invited to gather at Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties in a display of  Jewish unity Friday, March 1. Conceived and organized by the National Jewish Outreach Program in now (NJOP) in 1997, Shabbat Across America represents a united effort by the entire Jewish community to renew interest the Shabbat experience. “At a time when we … read more

Haskell to host community conversation in Ridgefield Saturday

Will Haskell visits Wilton Center last week where he discussed his ideas for the next legislative session. — Jeannette Ross photo

State Senator Will Haskell (D-26) will hold a community conversation Saturday at Ridgefield Town Hall, meeting with constituents from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. “Meeting and talking with my constituents one-on-one and in these community settings is incredibly valuable to me, as I can hear their thoughts about legislation I’m working on and about what issues are most important to them,” Sen. … read more

Commission on Aging to host free seminar Monday

The Commission on Aging will host its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in the lower level conference room in town hall. The following topics will be discussed: Health Care Options for seniors- what’s appropriate for the situation, circumstances and preferences: Acute care/ hospital Post-acute care including in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation What is “sub-acute” care? Long Term Care in … read more

Community asked to help finance fix of greenhouse’s broken glass panes

The Garden and Conservation Trust is seeking the public’s help to fix the damage to several glass panes at the Ballard Greenhouse in Ballard Park. “Many windows were broken by rocks and coins,” said Tamera Galvin, secretary of the trust. In total, 17 windows were broken for an estimated $2,000 in damages. The vandalism was discovered last week and is … read more

Dougherty joins Youth Commission

Bringing the perspective of a parent who’s lived in Switzerland where she saw kids roam more freely, Mary Dougherty has been named to the town Youth Commission. Her daughter is a Ridgefield High School junior, and her son is in eighth grade. Dougherty told the selectmen she moved to Ridgefield from New Jersey in 2007, attracted by the “vibrant downtown” … read more

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