Letter: Why vote in the primaries?

To the Editor: On Aug. 14, registered Republicans and Democrats will have the opportunity to vote in their primary election. Why are primary elections important? Primary elections provide yet another avenue through which voters can take part in the process of choosing their own leaders, selecting  the people in their party who most resemble their own belief system, letting politicians … read more

Kennedy Center holds weekend events for Autism Project

The Kennedy Center Food, Wine & BrewFest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6-10 p.m., at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. The Kennedy Center Autism SpectRUN will take place the following day on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m., at Jennings Beach, 800 S. Benson Road. Both events will benefit The Kennedy Center Autism … read more

Proposed economics commission change goes to voters Monday night

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Allowing the Economic Development Commission to collect and spend private money to promote Ridgefield and events in town — like Summerfest, the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, or the Holiday Stroll — is the goal of ordinance changes heading to voters. “You need a little money to get a little money,” commission chairman Arnold Light told the selectmen. A town meeting … read more

Sales Tax Free Week starts Sunday

Just in time for back-to-school clothes shopping, Connecticut’s 18th annual Sales Tax Free Week — during which retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from sales and use tax — runs this year from Sunday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 25. Connecticut shoppers are expected to benefit from approximately $4.8 million in sales and … read more

RVNA welcomes new board

  The RVNA Board of Directors began a new term on July 1, bidding farewell to three “retiring” members and welcoming new members aboard. Stepping down are Betsy Brand, Mary Jones, and Joyce Ligi who each completed two consecutive terms in June. Returning member Marcie Coffin rejoins after a brief hiatus, and new members Linda MacDonald and Carolyn Nolan began … read more

Primaries Tuesday will set fall races for governor, AG

Five Republicans and two Democrats are competing to be Connecticut’s next governor, and voters in Tuesday’s primaries will narrow the contest down to one from each party. Primary voters will also determine eight other nominees — five Republican, three Democratic — for statewide offices. Two Republicans are seeking to challenge an incumbent Democratic U.S. senator in November, and both parties … read more

Ridgefield Guild of Artists receives $25,000 Richardson grant

Ridgefield Guild of Artists leader trio: Mary Harold, co-president, Pam Stoddart, executive director, and Mary Pat Devine, co-president —Zoe Isaac Rousseau photo

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists received a $25,000 grant from the Anne S. Richardson Fund to help renovate and add a new studio classroom at its barn off of Halpin Lane. Pamela Stoddart, executive director for the Guild, said an unfortunate small kitchen fire during the summer of 2016 became an opportunity to renovate and expand the guild’s education program. … read more

Camerata d’Amici seeks new singers for 2018-2019 choral season

Camerata d’Amici is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for all vocal parts for the 2018-2019 concert season. Auditions take place August 24 & 25, or other times by appointment. To set up a specific audition time, or to find out more about Camerata, contact the artistic director at [email protected] Fall rehearsals for the 2018-2019 season begin Thursday, … read more

Ridgefield Democrats open election headquarters on Prospect Street

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (DTC) hosted the grand opening of its headquarters at 28 Prospect Street Sunday, Aug. 12. The gathering included Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, State Representative William Tong (candidate for Attorney General), 111th District State Representative candidate Aimee Berger-Girvalo, 138th District State Representative candidate Kenneth Gucker … read more