Eversource launches enhanced outage map

As part of its ongoing efforts to better meet the needs of customers, Eversource now has a new, state-of-the-art outage map that provides comprehensive information allowing customers to zero-in on details related to an outage at their home or business. With one click on the new outage map, customers can view up-to-the-minute outage information, including the number of customers affected, … read more

Affordable Housing Committee: Time for a reboot?

Reinvigorating the Affordable Housing Committee is on the town’s to-do list, and the selectmen have decided to reconsider the mission the group will be given, before they begin interviewing potential members. “My take-away tonight,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said, “we’ll put off interviews until after the holidays, to allow us to really get into the charge of the committee.” “We … read more

Later start times? Petitioners want a vote

Petitioners may seek a town meeting to reconsider the school board’s year-old decision to pursue later start times for Ridgefield High School. But the question of whether a town meeting has that power is being investigated by town attorneys. First Selectman Rudy Marconi described the situation to the Board of Selectmen’s Nov. 13 meeting. People want to petition for “a … read more

Sunday: Typeset to Twitter — Investigative reporter Mike McIntire to speak at Darien Historical Society

Ridgefield resident Mike McIntire, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and reporter for The New York Times, will talk about changes and trends in the newspaper business over his 30-year career on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. A member of the investigative unit at The Times, McIntire got his start in journalism right out of college in 1985, when he … read more

Branchville to NYC? Commuter bus has ‘express’ vision

An early morning commuter bus from Branchville direct to New York City is a concept being studied by an entrepreneur who operates a driver service. “It takes cars off the road,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said to the selectmen. “The people at that station have been begging for more express service in the morning.” Marconi had been approached concerning use … read more

Veterans Day: Ridgefield honors 100th anniversary of World War I

With thoughtful words, patriotic songs, taps and gun salute, Ridgefielders led by two American Legion Commanders — former Commander Bob Tulipani and current Commander George Besse — honored Veterans Day 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. About 150 people … read more

Veterans Day ceremonies: Tulipani will speak on Sunday

Bob Tulipani, a U.S. Army veteran and retired teacher who led Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 for 18 years, will be the featured speaker at Ridgefield’s Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Lounsbury House on Main Street. “The American Legion along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League Detachment will hold … read more

Town hall rally planned for Mueller, California victims

Ridgefield Women’s March organizers Aimee Berger-Girvalo and Jessica Mancini are planning a rally in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller at 5 p.m. today at town hall. The event will also be a vigil for the 12 victims of a mass shooting that took place in California Wednesday, Nov. 7.  Berger-Girvalo said residents should gather in front of town hall. … read more

Ballot questions recap: Sewer project passes; zoning, wetlands board to split

Approval of the $48-million sewer plant renovation, the creation of a seperate elected Inland Wetlands Board, and approval of state constitutional question firming up procedural hurdles to the sale of state property left environmental-minded Ridgefielders pleased with Tuesday’s voting results. “It’s been a great day for the environment, particularly here in Ridgefield,” said Conservation Commission chairman James Coyle. “You don’t … read more

Merrill, Lembo earn re-election bids

Democrats have won four of Connecticut’s constitutional offices.  Democrat William Tong defeated  Republican Susan Hatfield earlier Wednesday, completing the sweep.  Incumbent Secretary of the State Denise Merrill turned back the challenge of Republican Susan Chapman, 798,237 votes to 573,047. Comptroller Kevin Lembo won another term, the Democratic incumbent finishing with 692,177 votes, more than 100,000 above Republican Kurt Miller (590,263). … read more

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