Conservation Commission member, alternate change their spots

A switcheroo by two Conservation Commission members won the approval of Board of Selectmen. Conservation Commission member Kitsey Snow and commission alternate Daniel Levine agreed to switch roles — she became an alternate, and he took over as a full-time commission member. The change was prompted by the Snow’s desire to reduce — but not end — her work for … read more

Candlelight Shoppe collects bras for breast cancer awareness

The Candlelight Shoppe is collecting gently used bras for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The collections will be donated to several women’s shelters in the area at the end of the month. Residents interested in donating may bring in bras to the store at 407 Main Street. The store is open from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Last year, more … read more

Sturges Properties plan to convert Tigers’ Den into apartments

Conversion of the former Tigers’ Den restaurant to five apartments and an office is the central feature of an application accepted by Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday, Oct. 9. It has been scheduled for a Dec. 4 pubic hearing.. The proposal is by the Sturges Properties, which purchased 23 Catoonah Street — the retail and office building housing Nancy O’s … read more

RVNA to host annual meeting on Oct. 24

Friends and supporters of the Ridgefield Visiting Nursing Association are invited to attend the RVNA annual meeting and incorporators’ reception on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at RVNA. The event will include a state-of-the-agency report and message from President and CEO Theresa Santoro, followed by a reception recognizing RVNA incorporators. Incorporators have made significant contributions to RVNA … read more

Zoning commission to host third Ridgefield Winter Club hearing Tuesday

The third public hearing for the Ridgefield Winter Club (RWC) — a proposed private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street — will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of East Ridge Middle School. Rebecca Mucchetti, chairwoman of the town Planning and Zoning Commission, said that the RWC will open the meeting … read more

The Gym on Grove Street shuts down

The Gym, located at 66 Grove Street, had its business operations suspended by the State of Connecticut Thursday, Oct. 11. Ridgefield Tax Collector Jane Berendsen-Hill said the business had not paid its taxes for the third quarter, missing its July installment that would have covered the months of July, August, and September. The business pays yearly taxes of $1,725.84 — … read more

$500,000 Chef’s Warehouse lease approved by selectmen

The impressive brick Venus Municipal Building is losing its second biggest tenant, the RVNA, whose door is at right behind the parked car. One inquiry about the space came from the building’s biggest tenant, Chefs’ Warehouse, which uses the main door at left. — Macklin Reid photo

A lease bringing the town roughly $500,000 a year and giving Chef’s Warehouse use of the Venus Municipal Building’s entire second floor — excluding the wing with the Town Hall Annex — has been approved by the Board of Selectmen. The lease runs for five years through fall 2023, with rents rising from $495,652 for the first year to $526,265 … read more

Whip Salon to host ‘Hair Raiser’ for Ella Jewell Foundation Oct. 21

Whip Salon Ridgefield is pleased to announce a Hair Raiser that benefits The Ella Jewell Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 21. Simply book an appointment for any haircut, color service or blowout and the company will donate 10% to The Ella Jewell Foundation. Whip Salon offers ladies, guys and whippersnappers cuts too and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … read more

$48-million sewer plant renovation will be discussed Oct. 17

With a $48-million sewer plant renovation on the November ballot, the town is planning its second public information meeting this fall on project. Plans for the sewer plant project will be discussed Wednesday, Oct. 17, starting at 7 p.m. in town hall’s large lower level conference room. The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) will conduct the meeting. “WPCA members will … read more

Sacred Heart supports Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA) is underwriting support, awards, prizes and a documentary premiere in partnership with the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Oct. 18-21. The third annual festival will open with Wildlife, the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy). Dano, a 2002 graduate of Wilton High School, wrote the adapted … read more