Dog waste stations: Beer cans, diapers are not welcome

Something’s afoul on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street. Residents are misusing the green trash receptacles — purchased and installed specifically for “dog waste” in 2017 — for the disposal of personal items, including beer cans and baby diapers. “Please, please, please do not put your trash in the dog waste stations on Main Street, along the Rail Trail, or on the … read more

Press announces new deadlines, headquarters

The Ridgefield Press will have new deadlines effective the first week of December. They apply to the Dec. 6 issue. Happenings, school briefs, wedding and engagements, births, and community columns will be due before 5 p.m. the Wednesday before publication. Datebook and Playhouse listings will be due by 4 p.m. Thursday before publication. Business items will also be due before … read more

Affordable Housing Committee: Time for a reboot?

Reinvigorating the Affordable Housing Committee is on the town’s to-do list, and the selectmen have decided to reconsider the mission the group will be given, before they begin interviewing potential members. “My take-away tonight,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said, “we’ll put off interviews until after the holidays, to allow us to really get into the charge of the committee.” “We … read more

Sunday: Typeset to Twitter — Investigative reporter Mike McIntire to speak at Darien Historical Society

Ridgefield resident Mike McIntire, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and reporter for The New York Times, will talk about changes and trends in the newspaper business over his 30-year career on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. A member of the investigative unit at The Times, McIntire got his start in journalism right out of college in 1985, when he … read more

Branchville to NYC? Commuter bus has ‘express’ vision

An early morning commuter bus from Branchville direct to New York City is a concept being studied by an entrepreneur who operates a driver service. “It takes cars off the road,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said to the selectmen. “The people at that station have been begging for more express service in the morning.” Marconi had been approached concerning use … read more

Town hall rally planned for Mueller, California victims

Ridgefield Women’s March organizers Aimee Berger-Girvalo and Jessica Mancini are planning a rally in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller at 5 p.m. today at town hall. The event will also be a vigil for the 12 victims of a mass shooting that took place in California Wednesday, Nov. 7.  Berger-Girvalo said residents should gather in front of town hall. … read more

Ballot questions recap: Sewer project passes; zoning, wetlands board to split

Approval of the $48-million sewer plant renovation, the creation of a seperate elected Inland Wetlands Board, and approval of state constitutional question firming up procedural hurdles to the sale of state property left environmental-minded Ridgefielders pleased with Tuesday’s voting results. “It’s been a great day for the environment, particularly here in Ridgefield,” said Conservation Commission chairman James Coyle. “You don’t … read more

Charter changes, sewer renovation: Voters will judge 12 ballot questions

A smorgasbord of ballot questions will be on voters’ Election Day menu Nov. 6: A $48 million sewer plant renovation, two amendments to the state constitution, and nine Ridgefield charter revision proposals — including the hotly debated separation of the Inland Wetlands Board from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Both state constitutional questions are on the front of the ballot … read more

Third quarter real estate: Faster sales, lower prices

Ridgefield homes are selling faster than they did a year ago, but for less money. Single-family homes spent 44 fewer days on the market in July, August, and September than they did over the same three-month period in 2017, but the average sales price dropped from $807,809 in the third quarter last year to $773,560 in 2018. The median selling … read more

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