Tri-board meeting is Tuesday in town hall annex

The tri-board meeting — the annual town meeting of the Board of Finance, Board of Selectmen, and Board of Education — will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the Board of Education conference room in the town hall annex, located at 66 Prospect Street. The meeting typically looks at the town’s financial picture … read more

Ridgefield Winter Club: Final hearing is Wednesday night

Is the Ridgefield Winter Club a revitalization of a blighted construction yard that will bring jobs to Ridgefield or is it a commercial intrusion into a peaceful neighborhood that will drive down property values? Residents can voice their opinion of the proposed private skating club during a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, … read more

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

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