Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

Vazzana appointed to replace Cascella on zoning commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission has a new member. The eight-member commission, which serves as the town’s Inland Wetlands Board until the upcoming November election, voted to appoint Rich Vazzana at its April 16 meeting. Vazzana will replace commissioner Bob Cascella who resigned March 26. “My reason for resigning had to do with conflict between what I do for a … read more

Giving Thanks: Ridgefield Thrift Shop supports Daily Bread Food Pantry

To the Editor: Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury is thrilled and honored to be included among the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s many 2019 grant recipients. RTS’ wonderful generosity will allow the pantry to purchase new commercial-grade shelving and refrigeration units to better serve thousands of hungry families from the greater Danbury area including Ridgefield. The pantry is deeply grateful to … read more

Charged up about electric cars: Ridgefield drivers discuss EV ownership

“Fun and zippy” to drive, they cost about $1.40 to fill up for the day, and some models accelerate as fast as a twin-turbo BMW sedan. Just don’t be surprised if a quarter of the “gas tank” disappears on a cold night. Meet the latest crop of electric cars — or EVs. “The fact that the town has a charging … read more

Founders Hall to honor community volunteer Brenda Berta

Ridgefielder and dedicated community volunteer Brenda Berta will be recognized Thursday, April 25, at Founders Hall. The nonprofit will present her with its Community Volunteer Award for 2018. The award is being presented at their Celebration of Volunteers Luncheon which begins at noon. Brenda is retired from JPMorgan Chase where she was VP of Marketing/Sales and Event Planning. Since retiring, … read more

Realtors donate raffle proceeds to Ridgefield Social Services

Ridgefield Academy hosted the Ridgefield Board of Realtors’ annual spring meeting in March. Toni Riordan, president of the Ridgefield Board of Realtors (RBOR), welcomed keynote speaker Cindy Butts, CEO of the CT Association of Realtors. Butts updated local realtors on the proposed legislation that potentially could impact homeowners, prospective buyers and sellers and real estate practitioners throughout the state. The … 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

21st Century Broadway: Ridgefield Chorale spring show set for April 27

Ridgefield Chorale presents 21st Century Broadway, featuring the music of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked and other 21st century musicals. The concert will be Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at Ridgefield High School. Tickets ($20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students) can be purchased at Ridgefield Music, 19 Governor Street, or online at eventbrite.com/e/21st-century-broadway-tickets.

After 20 years, Ben Oko leaves the Conservation Commission

The winged wonders of the woods will still inspire and delight, but Ben Oko’s service as one of dame nature’s dedicated acolytes will not longer include long talk-filled meetings of the Ridgefield Conservation Commission. “I love to be outdoors. I love to see what’s happening. I love to commune with nature. I enjoy it,” said Ben Oko. After some two … read more

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