Ridgefield cops find explosive device, cache of guns in Tackora Trail home

Update: In a Facebook post Thursday night, the Ridgefield Police said the arrest was an isolated incident, and that “at no time was there a threat to the general public.” The state police bomb squad removed an explosive device as well as an arsenal of 16 assault weapons, 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines and six silencers from a Tackora Trail home … read more

Big changes taking place at The Redding Country Club

Former Executive Chef at Wolfgang Puck’s famed Spago restaurant in Los Angeles, CA is now performing his culinary magic in Redding, CT. After lighting it up at top restaurants in Manhattan, Chicago, and San Francisco, Francois Kwaku-Dongo is the new Executive Chef at The Redding Country Club. More recently he was the Executive Chef at L’Escale on Greenwich Harbor. Executive … read more

Total Care of Connecticut celebrates 13th year of business in Ridgefield

Total Care of Connecticut, a property management firm known for its stellar reputation and local community connection, provides homeowners peace of mind in a tough Connecticut housing market. The Ridgefield-based property management business handles all maintenance needs, from electrical to plumbing, HVAC to swimming pools, roofs to generators, and lawn care to landscaping. “We’re full service,” Fred Whipple explained. “We … read more

Governor amends school consolidation bill to “encourage” shared services; Duff, Looney bills dead

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Regionalization bills and discussion and debate over them have been an incessant topic in Connecticut over the last few months. However, on Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont said he had taken concerns into consideration and was amending his own school service consolidation bill to reflect them. The discussion and debate began with the introduction of the first bill, SB 738, An Act … read more

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Science teacher prepares for Tanzania trip

Mac Rand is about to embark on a spring break that he’ll never forget. The Ridgefield Academy science teacher departs for Tanzania Friday, March 8, where he will spend a week climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. “There’s one woman who’s doing the climb with me who’s recovering from lymphoma,” said … read more

Hands Off Our Schools rally draws big crowd to Ridgefield

With the sounds of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take it” echoing through the village, townspeople, town leaders, and legislators led a rally opposing school regionalization on the steps of Ridgefield’s Town Hall Saturday, Feb. 23. Around 200 people stood on the sidewalks of Main Street, many of them holding up signs in the air protesting the proposed change. “Moved … 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

Planning commission will hold listening sessions with other town boards

Climate change and open space, crosswalks and affordable housing — a lot goes into making the town work for the next 10 years, and now town boards and commissions will get a chance to weigh in directly. The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled three “listening sessions” to gather public input for the update to the town Plan of Conservation … read more

From the law to the flame: Attorney leaves legal career to fight fires

Wilton’s newest firefighter is one in 500. Actually, make that “number one” of 500. Gary Mandel of Ridgefield finished first out of 500 applicants to secure a firefighter’s job with the Wilton Fire Department. After graduating from the Connecticut Fire Academy in December, he is now going through five weeks of orientation and on-the-job training at Wilton fire headquarters. “Being … read more

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