Subway stickup man pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

A Bridgeport man who robbed the Subway on Ethan Allen Highway at knifepoint in May 2018 pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden on Tuesday. Alvin Robertson, 56, also admitted that he committed a total of three bank robberies and two Subway store robberies in Connecticut last year, according to U.S. Attorney John … read more

Fornshell graduates from William & Mary Law School

Emily Margaret Fornshell, daughter of Robert D. and Antoinette Fornshell of Stonecrest Road, graduated May 12 from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA, with a Juris Doctorate degree. While studying law at William & Mary, the 2015 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and 2011 graduate of Greenwich Academy was the president of the Transactional Law Team, a member … read more

Lamont, Himes to attend Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade

  Ridgefield’s Memorial Day will have a record number of marchers and floats this year. They will be joined by two special guests — Gov. Ned Lamont and Congressman Jim Himes. The first selectmen’s office confirmed the news Friday, May 24. “It will be great to have these honorary guests march with us Monday,” said Denis Loncto, the parade’s coordinator.

Memorial Day Parade: Marchers, floats take charge on Main Street

Two thousand marchers will represent 75-plus organizations at Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27. The annual tradition is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. from the Jesse Lee Memorial Church, with marchers heading north down Main Street and ending with a closing ceremony in Ballard Park. This year’s parade features seven bands, a military flyover, numerous floats and vehicles … read more

Battling on the beaches: Parade grand marshal Wally Goodman recalls World War II

Amid the white-hot life-and-death chaos of battle, World War II veteran Wally Goodman — the grand marshal of Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade this year — had a moment of human connection with an enemy he was trying his damnedest to shoot out of the sky. “The Japanese created suicide bombers, Kamikaze pilots,” Goodman said. “… They’d always come in as … read more

Dress for Success: Girl Scouts seek community donations for year-end project

Every spring, Ridgefield Girl Scouts selects an organization to contribute to with an end of the year community service project. This year, the Girl Scouts will again support Dress for Success (mid-Fairfield County). The Girl Scouts are seeking seasonal spring and summer business attire, including women’s new or gently loved suits, career blazers, blouses, pants, and skirts. There are two … read more

A walk down memory lane: 50 seniors head to summer camp in Ashford

Fifty Ridgefield seniors will be taking a walk down memory lane this summer when they head to camp as part of Ridgefield’s Senior Positive Initiative Forum (SPIF). The senior forum was organized to coordinate the organizations in Ridgefield that work with older residents. This year, SPIF received a generous grant from the Leir Retreat Center to cover the cost of … read more

Ridgefield A Better Chance seeks applicants for board

The Ridgefield A Better Chance, Inc. (RABC) program is seeking applications from local residents for membership on its board of directors. Self-nominations are encouraged. Three-year terms begin on Sept. 1. Ridgefield ABC is a local chapter of the National A Better Chance (ABC) program and has been in operation since 1985. We provide highly motivated, academically successful middle school students of color with the opportunity for an excellent … read more

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