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

‘Walk for Mike’ to be held Dec. 2

The second annual “Walk for Mike” will take place Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. at RVNA parking lot. The event began last year in memory of Ridgefield resident and avid walker, Michael Nardone. “Mike walked the streets and neighborhoods of Ridgefield every day, in every type of weather with a wave and a smile on his face,” said organizer Debbie … read more

New group aims to help residents struggling with drug, alcohol addiction

A new support group has formed for residents struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The group’s first meeting will be Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. Meetings will be held at the second floor of New England Counseling, located at 898 Ethan Allen Highway. To register, contact Irene Sherlock at 203-733-8176 or email [email protected]

Rec center, Ridgefield Supply to host blood drives

Ridgefield residents may give blood at the rec center, 125 Danbury Road, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ridgefield Supply, 29 Prospect Street, will also host a blood drive two days later — on Saturday, Dec. 15 — from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, visiting … read more

Ridgefield named fourth business-friendly town

Ridgefield is one of the most enterprise-friendly cities in Connecticut. That’s at least according to a recent study from the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. The Hartford-based non-profit ranked Ridgefield fourth in the state based on four categories — economic vitality, business tax burden, community allure, and transportation infrastructure. “Boutiques, stores, and restaurants on Main Street and Danbury Road as … read more

Rotary Club collects $500,000 in grocery donations

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield was recognized by town leaders in front of Stop and Shop on Oct. 25 for racking up an estimated $500,000 in donated groceries from its monthly food drives. Social Services Director Tony Phillips said the project, which began in the fall of 2013, only missed two events due to weather or holidays out of 58 … read more

Town hires new assistant planner

In the midst of election madness, a new face joined the ranks of the Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Department. Daniel Robinson, 42, was hired as the town’s assistant planner on Oct. 30. The Bridgeport resident will replace the town’s previous assistant planner, Adam Schnell, who left to pursue a job in Florida back in March. “I was looking at a … read more

Shoe repair shop has new owners

Ridgefield Shoe Repair at 15 Danbury Road has a new owner. George Togridis, who is also the owner of Greenwich Shoe Repair, re-opened the store in the middle of October. He was approached from the shop’s landlords after the previous owner fell ill and closed the store that had been open for several decades. Togridis brings 30-plus years of experience … read more

Pot, ‘shrooms, and dabs: Suspected drug dealer arrested on Election night

A Bethel man was arrested for possession and sale of a controlled substance at the Ridgefield Police Department around 11 p.m. on election night — Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ridgefield police said Christopher Ryan, 37, was also charged with illegal sale, distribution, and manufacturing of narcotics, possession of narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to a report, Ryan was pulled … read more

Girl Scouts of Connecticut partners with Ms President US

Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby brought her expertise on girls and young women to a program at the Ridgefield Library in early October. Barneby emphasized the importance of women having a voice and representing the government. The program, titled, “Activate Your Girl Power,” was hosted by Ms President US, a girls’ civic leadership program based in Ridgefield. The … read more

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