Wilton Library exhibition is ‘All About Color’

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All About Color is the aptly named exhibition that opens with a free reception on Friday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Wilton Library. The walls of the gallery, reading room and reference area are filled with works of art large and small that burst forth with color. The eight artists responsible are Ridgefielders Sally Aldrich, Hans Fischer, … read more

Letter: CHIRP seeks community help to run full summer of concerts

To the Editor: CHIRP would like to thank those in the community who have, to date, responded to our annual appeal. We are delighted to find out once again that many of you in the community still love and support the concerts. And our first eleven concerts this summer have now been financially covered in full. However, contributions for 2019, … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Winter bodies in summer clothes

It’s upon us, people, so don’t say you haven’t been warned. We’re officially in that seasonal purgatory where temperatures dance between freezing and “Do I really need a jacket?” With spring’s arrival come the pale, winter-ravaged legs freed from the tyranny of pants and paraded in shorts like bleached pasta. The change of seasons in New England highlights the absurd … read more

Bipartisan bill would streamline school threat reports

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A bill with bipartisan support that would assist states in developing ways for people to anonymously report a potential threat to schools was introduced to the House of Representatives Thursday, April 4, by Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th), along with Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25th) and Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-16th). The Safe to Tell Act would create a grant program … read more

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

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

Former Georgetown hotspot is getting a facelift

The Georgetown Saloon is undergoing extensive renovations. Patricia Gay/Hearst Connecticut Media

After sitting vacant for more than two years, a legendary Georgetown restaurant and nightspot is getting a complete renovation and makeover. A chain link fence and construction equipment surround the boarded up building at 8 Main Street in Redding that once housed The Georgetown Saloon. In operation since 1978, for decades the Saloon was popular with crowds that enjoyed its … read more

Toni Boucher — Out of politics but still in demand

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Toni Boucher gets calls every day from people who want to know her thoughts on important issues, such as school regionalization. Political groups contact her to attend their meetings, and nonprofit organizations seek her out to come to their social events. Following her election loss in November, Boucher is a private citizen now, but you’d never know it by her … read more

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