Pictorial visitors map will promote the town

“It’s sort of a whimsical, not-to-scale map,” said Ellen Burns. Books on the Common gave her a perspective, and a map depicting a corner store view of Ridgefield that will be available to the rest of town — and folks from farther off. “At the bookstore, being so centrally located, and open seven days a week, we get an enormous … read more

Schools hire assistant superintendents

Two hires down, two more to go. The Board of Education voted to hire Craig Creller as assistant superintendent of Ridgefield Public Schools at a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14. Creller most recently worked for the Norwalk Public School district as an interim chief academic officer. “He was responsible for closing the achievement gap, planning professional development activities, improving preschool … read more

Charter ballot questions approved by selectmen

Substantial charter changes, administrative adjustments, clarifications of debated language — nine ballot questions that would enact a wide range of proposals put forward by the Charter Revision Commission were approved Monday, Aug. 13, by the Board of Selectmen. The selectmen’s final approval means the ballot questions will be put before town voters at the November election. Aside from the extensively … read more

Primary results: Lamont wins in landslide, Stefanowski takes GOP governor bid

The Democratic gubernatorial primary was a landslide called in less than an hour, and the Republican race saw a winner some would call a surprise pull away early and never look back. Roughly 30 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Associated Press had called the Democratic gubernatorial race for Lamont. Both winners linked their opponents to current … read more

Heat advisory in effect for today and Thursday

An excessive heat threat has given the National Weather Service cause to declare a heat advisory in effect for today — Wednesday, Aug. 15 — and Thursday, Aug. 16, in New York City and its surrounding suburbs. The max temperatures are believed to range from 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday afternoon. The max heat indices range from mid to … read more

Selectmen pass potential wetlands board split to voters

After listening to months of arguments for and against separating the Planning and Zoning Commission from the Inland Wetlands Board, the Board of Selectmen decided at its meeting Monday night to let the voters decide. The question will be placed on November’s ballot along with several other proposed changes from the Charter Revision Commission, which has been meeting since January to … read more

At a town forum on immigration, the personal cost stands out

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy on immigration, and the resulting separation of over 2,000 children from their parents, have dominated the national news cycle over the past four months. For at least one person who spoke at a town hall forum on refugees and immigration policy Monday, Aug. 6, that debate touched his own family. State Rep. William Tong (D-147), … read more

Primaries Tuesday will set fall races for governor, AG

Five Republicans and two Democrats are competing to be Connecticut’s next governor, and voters in Tuesday’s primaries will narrow the contest down to one from each party. Primary voters will also determine eight other nominees — five Republican, three Democratic — for statewide offices. Two Republicans are seeking to challenge an incumbent Democratic U.S. senator in November, and both parties … read more

Town to seek money from homeowners after Richardson Drive floods in April, June

Two mudslides near the intersection of Richardson Drive and Ashbee Lane — one in mid-April and another in late June — caused $10,000 in cleanup costs, and a Richardson Drive couple might be responsible for covering the bill. According to files at the town’s planning office, Zoning Enforcement Officer Richard Baldelli and Wetlands Agent Beth Peyser visited the home of … read more

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