Strikers still picketing Stop and Shop, store is mostly empty

“Stop and Shop is on strike. Your neighbors have been out of work for eight days. Honor our picket line,” said the voice on a bullhorn.  Striking workers marched with signs in front of Stop and Shop supermarket in Ridgefield’s Copps Hill Plaza earlier today — marking a week since the store was left closed for two-plus hours on April … read more

Zoning board briefs: High Ridge subdivision wins approval

The following are a list of brief stories that came out of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s April 9 meeting: Pond dredging wins approval The Inland Wetlands Board approved an application for pond dredging at 193 South Salem Road at its April 9 meeting. John Keegan, who was representing applicants Dave and Celeste Ulmer, had previously presented a pond-dredging business … read more

45th annual RVNA Health and Wellness Fair set for May 4

The RVNA Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 2 at East Ridge Middle School. The free event is open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. Ample parking is available at East Ridge, and additional parking is available at St. Andrew’s Church (6 Ivy Hill Road), Chef’s Warehouse (100 East Ridge Road), RVNA … read more

Trader Joe’s supplies Thrift Shop with 900 bags

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, known for its generous community grants, sought the community’s help last week when it ran out of bags for customers. Trader Joe’s in Danbury was ready to heed the call, delivering 900 bags. “The shop has been busy, and we were running low,” said shop manager Karen Petrazzini on Facebook. “We said specifically Trader Joe style … read more

Planners approve improvements for Tablao on Main Street

The zoning commission approved plans to build a fence and a cobblestone walkway at 426 Main Street at its April 9 meeting. The restaurant Tablao is planning to open in the former Fifty Coins location this spring, and the owners intend to fence off the business compressors. “They’re going to clean off the ones that are currently in back of … read more

Thrift Shop scholarships available for Ridgefield high seniors

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop is awarding five $2,000 scholarships this year. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education at a trade school, two-year college or four-year college in the fall. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 19. Applicants should visit ridgefieldthriftshop.com for details, and for a copy of the application. Applications can be mailed in or dropped off … read more

Trucks, cameras, and repairs: $4.5 million capital budget goes to voters

Trucks and trees, servers and security cameras, computers, cardiac monitors, building repairs — with a modest $57,000 trim, a nearly $4.5 million capital spending budget was approved April 2 on a unanimous vote by the Board of Finance. Unlike the operating budgets that hit taxpayers next year, the capital spending is all financed with borrowing and repayment would be spread … read more

New Canaan may partner in marketing; joint tourism idea gains support

How do you get more people from New York City to come and spend time — and money — in Ridgefield? Some members of the Economic and Community Development Commission see partnering with New Canaan’s marketing efforts as one option. Chairman Arnold Light said he recently met with members of New Canaan’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Economic Development … read more

NCL Class of 2019 seniors recognized, donate to Necessities

The mothers and daughters of the Nutmeg Chapter of the National Charity League celebrated their Senior Recognition Event for this year’s graduating class at a luncheon at Bernard’s Restaurant on April 7. Joining them was Necessities founder Maureen Lutz. The event, organized by co-chairs Sonia Girolamo and Michelle Porter, saluted the six years of mother and daughter community service. “It … read more

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