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

Ridgefielder visits Normandy for D-Day dedication of statue honoring her father

Barbara Gavin Fauntleroy of Ridgefield was in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, where a statue honoring her father, Gen. James Gavin, was dedicated on June 6. Gen. Gavin, also known as “Jumpin’ Jim” because he participated in combat drops with paratroopers under his command, took a leading role in some of the most momentous operations of World War … read more

Bassapalooza returns to Rowayton Seafood this weekend to raise money for Save the Sound

The efforts of Save the Sound helped improve the habitat for striped bass. A catch-and-release striper tournament this weekend will help raise money for Save the Sound. Anglers who register can take part in the 12th Bassapalooza, based out of Rowayton Seafood in Rowayton, Saturday, June 1. At one point, pollution and overfishing threatened the existence of the striper. But … read more

A new police station? Fire station? Study will consider future needs

A new police station? A new fire station? Both in one? Maybe just renovate the two current buildings — a converted Victorian mansion that serves as a police station, and a firehouse that dates to the era of horse-drawn fire wagons? The town needs to figure out what it wants to do. And town officials are seeking the help of … read more

Ridgefield police to promote two officers at Lounsbury House April 24

The Ridgefield Police Department will be promoting two officers Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the Lounsbury House. Sgt. Brian Durling will be promoted to lieutenant and Officer Shawn Murray will be promoted to sergeant. The public is invited. Lounsbury House is located at 316 Main Street. Call 203-438-6962 or visit lounsburyhouse.org for more information.

Governor amends school consolidation bill to “encourage” shared services; Duff, Looney bills dead

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Regionalization bills and discussion and debate over them have been an incessant topic in Connecticut over the last few months. However, on Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont said he had taken concerns into consideration and was amending his own school service consolidation bill to reflect them. The discussion and debate began with the introduction of the first bill, SB 738, An Act … read more

Parents protest special education changes

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Three residents, some of them parents of children with special education needs, showed up to the March 11 Board of Education meeting to protest the schools’ plan to stop using contracted services through The Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) in favor of hiring full-time staff. “I think this is a colossal mistake,” said John Collins. Collins, who said … read more

Golf Performance Center buys Stonehenge

With plans for a golf academy that would combine athletic and academic learning for high school age students living in what was once one of southwestern Connecticut’s more prestigious inns, the Golf Performance Center on Route 7 has acquired the former Stonehenge property in Ridgefield. “Stonehenge allows us to create boarding for students and create an academic program for them … read more

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Science teacher prepares for Tanzania trip

Mac Rand is about to embark on a spring break that he’ll never forget. The Ridgefield Academy science teacher departs for Tanzania Friday, March 8, where he will spend a week climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. “There’s one woman who’s doing the climb with me who’s recovering from lymphoma,” said … read more

Auditors say town finances look good

The independent auditors are comfortable with Ridgefield’s finances and bookkeeping for the last fiscal year. And First Selectman Rudy Marconi likes what the auditors’ 2017-18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report — or CAFR — has to say about the town. “It looks good, healthy, strong,” Marconi said. “We’re a healthy community, financially. The ratings bureaus love it.” Marconi offered those thoughts … read more

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