Make Music Day sounds off on June 21

Beethoven to boogie-woogie, all manner of music will ring out in Ridgefield’s village as international ‘Make Music Day’ blossoms to raucous life on Main Street on Friday, June 21. Steinway of Greenwich will be donating a piano which will be placed on Main Street for anyone to stop by and play during Make Music Day. Special guest artist Jon Batiste, … read more

Town puts off meeting on senior tax deferments

Language raising the maximum income level for the town’s senior tax deferment program from $55,000 to $65,000 has been removed from the agenda of the June 19 town meeting, and is now expected to go before voters at a town meeting in the fall. Under the deferment program — currently in effect for property owners with incomes of up to … read more

Police search for driver who fled I-84 accident in Danbury

State police are looking for a driver who fled the scene of an accident in Danbury that backed up I-84 westbound traffic for miles and hours Thursday morning. There was a two-vehicle crash, involving a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS and 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, just before Exit 4 around 3:44 a.m. The Trailblazer sideswiped the Malibu, causing both vehicles to leave … read more

Luc’s cafe owners to open new restaurant in former Little Pub space

The owner of Luc’s Cafe, the French Bistro on Big Shop Lane, is opening a new restaurant in the former Little Pub restaurant space on the corner of Route 7 and Branchville Road, according to the property’s landlord. Herve Aussavis plans to open a restaurant called Marc’s Place, according to landlord Joseph Chelednik. A job-listing for Marc’s Place posted on … read more

Mobile food pantry cancelled for June 14

The Connecticut Food Bank’s mobile food pantry scheduled for Friday June 14 has been cancelled, according to the town social services director. Town residents in need can access the food pantry at town hall from 8:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, director Tony Philips said in an email. First Congregational Church also has a food pantry available by … read more

Town plan: Ridgefielders will have a chance to weigh in Tuesday

Hotels, walking trails, plans to revitalize Branchville — all those topics and more will be up for discussion during a public hearing to discuss Ridgefield’s Plan of Conservation and Development on Tuesday, June 18. The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the town hall annex, 66 Prospect St. It is the fourth in a series of … read more

Ridgefield man facing weapons charges gets court hearing continued

The hearing for a Ridgefield man accused of building an explosive device in his house, as well as possessing unregistered assault weapons, silencers, and high-capacity magazines, has been continued to Aug. 6, according to his attorney. Mark Albin, 49, was arrested on March 28 at his Tackora Trail home, after police responded to a domestic disturbance call made by his … read more

Talk of selling St. Stephen’s property 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

Pride in the Park: picnic will celebrate LGBTQ+ community

Come for the march, stay for the fun and games, leave feeling valued and understood. It’s a simple recipe that Ridgefield CT Pride organizers hope will propel the first annual Pride in the Park in Ballard Park from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. “It’s the first time we’re doing this but we’re close to having a location … read more

Ridgefield gets a page on state tourism website

The town now has a landing page on the state of Connecticut’s official tourism website, a move that members of the Economic and Community Development Commission hope will help drive visitors from out of town. “We are now authorized users for the CTvisit website,” said ECDC member Amanda Duff, who has been working on updating the town’s social media advertising … read more

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