Branchville redone: Resolutions passed again support renovation plans

To advance plans for a new bridge and traffic light and a variety of street amenities in Branchville, a special town meeting voted to re-approve some $6 million in previously-passed bond resolutions related to the Branchville Transit Oriented Development or “Branchville TOD” project. The June 19 town meeting, consisting of the five-member Board of Selectmen and about eight other townspeople, … read more

Bocce record breakers: Ridgefield 8 raise $10,000 for ROAR, Boys and Girls Club

Ridgefield and bocce are in the record books — together. Eight Ridgefield locals, also known as The Ridgefield 8, broke the Guinness World Record title for the longest marathon playing bocce team this weekend. The Ridgefield 8 topped the previous record of 32 hours and four minutes. The charity bocce marathon game started Friday, June 21, and concluded Saturday, June … read more

‘My Teacher Rocks’: Spanish professor wins contest’s top prize

Ridgefield High School Spanish teacher Daniela Silvestri was in for a surprise the morning of Wednesday, June 12, when called into the office to “speak” to Principal Stacy Gross. Instead, Ridgefield Orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg, along with school administrators, greeted Silvestri and awarded her a $250 prize for winning his office’s “My Teacher Rocks” contest. “The contest was held during … read more

Electric overcharges will result in refund checks

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Customers of more than a dozen third-party electric suppliers will receive refund checks due to systematic rate notice errors dating back to 2016. The refund announcement was made June 21 by Attorney General William Tong’s office. The errors were suspected as far back as 2015 when the attorney general’s office and Office of Consumer Counsel urged the Public Utilities Regulatory … read more

Fit Club: Patience pays off for new gym owners

Jenny Conciatore and Mike Subach are fortunate. The co-owners of Fit Club recently got to experience something most people never will — Christmas morning in May. “That’s honestly what it felt like the day we reopened — like Christmas morning,” said Conciatore, Fit Club’s general manager. “We couldn’t wait to see all the familiar faces of people we hadn’t seen … read more

Good to Great grant: Keeler Tavern Museum gets $96,500 from state

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) has received a $96,575 Good to Great grant from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will substantially fund KTM&HC’s project to turn the raw space in the lower level of its new Visitor Center into a state-of-the-art museum collections storage and research facility. “We have extraordinary documents … read more

The Voters Alliance: Ridgefield filmmaker seeks young voices to share stories

Joe Lane knows this is likely his last chance to impact American democracy so he better make it count. The Ridgefield resident and documentarian owns JTFM Productions, a company that has launched him around the world — from Antarctica to Africa — in search of compelling stories to tell. His latest film work includes “Shades of America,” a 60 Minutes … read more

Ridgefield Running Company, now on Main Street, earns recognition, adds new fitting technology

Ridgefield Running Company has been named to the Best Running Stores in America list, an award that recognizes a run-specialty’s customer experience, community involvement and commitment to the industry. The award is given by the running industry’s trade magazine and run-specialty conferences organizer, Diversified Communications. This is the second year in a row Ridgefield Running Company was recognized with the … read more

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