Post-grad party seeks volunteers

Ridgefield High School’s 35th annual post-graduation party is looking for more adults willing to volunteer to help run the night-long event. “It takes around 100 people to run this, we have about 25-30 volunteers,” said organizer Jean Macaluso. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. at the Parks and Rec center, and runs until 3:30 a.m., she said. Parents and … read more

Rainbow flags and mom hugs usher in Ridgefield’s first pride day

With free mom hugs, and rainbow flags rippling beneath Saturday’s clear blue skies, Ridgefield’s first pride parade in Ballard Park welcomed the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay Transgender, Questioning and more) community. First Selectman Rudy Marconi issued a proclamation affirming the gay, lesbian, and transgender community’s importance to the town. “…The LGBTQ+ community is officially recognized as a vital and essential part … read more

Retired professor Dr. Darla Shaw gives gift of literacy to Zambian school

Western Connecticut State University Professor Emerita of Education Dr. Darla Shaw has had a collection of nearly 2,000 children’s books at an elementary school in Zambia named in her honor. The Dr. Darla Shaw Children’s Book Collection was donated by Shaw herself in spring 2018 to the education outreach group Impact Network. Shipping expenses for the books were helped by … read more

Ridgefield High School unveils senior class awards, scholarships

The following is a list of awards and scholarships given to graduates of the Ridgefield High School class of 2019: Lazar A. Agoev Roma Pizzeria Scholarship The Creagh Family Scholarship The RHS Wrestling Booster Club Scholarship Dominic J. Ammirato Project Lead the Way Department Award Richard DiSalvo Engineering Scholarship Service Recognition to Lighting Club Caitlin E. Andrews Service Recognition to Knitting … read more

Ridgefield students news

Nicolas Moss, RHS class of 2014, completed a five-year co-op degree and graduated with a bachelor of applied science in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Achievement Award of Engineering, as presented to a student showing great promise in the civil engineering discipline. He will remain … read more

Ridgefield Board of Education to appoint interim school chief Monday night

Ridgefield is once again looking for an interim superintendent to lead its schools this summer. Superintendent Dr. William Collins, who was hired in December and started in the district on Feb. 19, 2019, was put on medical leave in May. His recovery is taking longer than the originally expected four to six weeks, Ridgefield’s Board of Education chairwoman Margaret Stamatis … read more

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