Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Curran family raises $200,000 for research

With a crowd of approximately 600 attendees and a theme of fighting for a cure, Ridgefielders Jessica and Christopher Curran raised more than $200,000 at the fourth annual Kindness Over Muscular Dystrophy (KOMD) event to advance research toward a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Currans have raised $800,000 since their son, Conner, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: May 28 to June 13

Twenty-five houses and three condominiums worth a total of $18,526,972 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from May 28 to June 13, with $46,319 collected in conveyance taxes. Ridgefield property transfers include: 370 Ethan Allen Highway: Trust of Anneliese Lust of Wilton to Rio Properties LLC, May 28, $825,000. 538 Branchville Road: Frank and Maureen Matuszewski … read more

Talk of St. Stephen’s selling South Hall spurs debate

St. Stephen’s South Hall — a gray three-story house south of the church’s sanctuary on Main Street — doesn’t serve enough functions to really justify its upkeep costs, according to church leaders, so they’ve been looking into whether they might want to sell it. “We’re exploring the viability of selling South Hall,” the Rev. Whitney Altopp, St. Stephen’s pastor, told … read more

Ridgefield High School production of Almost, Maine celebrated at CT Halo Awards

The Ridgefield High School November 2018 production of Almost, Maine won Best Contemporary Play at the 16th annual Halo Awards held on June 3 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. Junior Caroline Malley was awarded Best Comic Female Performance in a Play for her performance as Rhonda in Almost, Maine, and junior Shane Jaeger was awarded Best Stage Management for … read more

Post-grad party seeks volunteers

Ridgefield High School’s 35th annual post-graduation party is looking for more adults willing to volunteer to help run the night-long event. “It takes around 100 people to run this, we have about 25-30 volunteers,” said organizer Jean Macaluso. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. at the Parks and Rec center, and runs until 3:30 a.m., she said. Parents and … read more

Rainbow flags and mom hugs usher in Ridgefield’s first pride day

With free mom hugs, and rainbow flags rippling beneath Saturday’s clear blue skies, Ridgefield’s first pride parade in Ballard Park welcomed the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay Transgender, Questioning and more) community. First Selectman Rudy Marconi issued a proclamation affirming the gay, lesbian, and transgender community’s importance to the town. “…The LGBTQ+ community is officially recognized as a vital and essential part … read more

Retired professor Dr. Darla Shaw gives gift of literacy to Zambian school

Western Connecticut State University Professor Emerita of Education Dr. Darla Shaw has had a collection of nearly 2,000 children’s books at an elementary school in Zambia named in her honor. The Dr. Darla Shaw Children’s Book Collection was donated by Shaw herself in spring 2018 to the education outreach group Impact Network. Shipping expenses for the books were helped by … read more

Ridgefield High School unveils senior class awards, scholarships

The following is a list of awards and scholarships given to graduates of the Ridgefield High School class of 2019: Lazar A. Agoev Roma Pizzeria Scholarship The Creagh Family Scholarship The RHS Wrestling Booster Club Scholarship Dominic J. Ammirato Project Lead the Way Department Award Richard DiSalvo Engineering Scholarship Service Recognition to Lighting Club Caitlin E. Andrews Service Recognition to Knitting … read more

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