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

Door-to-door sales: Would ban violate First Amendment?

Proselytizing eternal salvation, petitioning to save doomed species, selling cookies and light bulbs, hawking brushes and vacuum cleaners, signing people up for magazine or cable TV subscriptions, stumping for votes… Many missions may bring strangers to someone’s front door, knocking, knocking… Now constitutional questions raised by a cable television company have slowed the selectmen’s push to ban door-to-door selling in … read more

Senior tax breaks: Selectmen lean toward means test


With tax breaks for senior citizens already approaching $4 million, the selectmen are moving carefully on the idea of creating more tax credits or deferment programs to reduce the burden on property owners over 65. The selectmen seem to have reached at least a loose consensus in favor of putting a “means test” on any new or expanded senior tax … read more

Officer Olivares reports for duty

New York State prison guard, Air Force military police officer, taxi-cab driver, cook, Dominican expat — it’s been a long and winding road that has led Officer Carlos Olivares to become Ridgefield’s latest cop. “I always wanted to be a police officer. I learned about Ridgefield hiring, I looked into the town, and it’s beautiful up here,” Olivares told The … read more

Zoning commission to host third Ridgefield Winter Club hearing Tuesday

The third public hearing for the Ridgefield Winter Club (RWC) — a proposed private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street — will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of East Ridge Middle School. Rebecca Mucchetti, chairwoman of the town Planning and Zoning Commission, said that the RWC will open the meeting … read more

Fire consumes Lake Road home (VIDEO)

A residential home at 45 Lake Road burned to the ground during the early morning hours Monday, Oct. 15. According to authorities, the home’s alarm went off at 1:35 a.m.. Authorities at the scene said no one was injured. All four walls of the two-and-a-half story home collapsed in the blaze, with the home’s brick chimney the only remaining structure … read more

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