Community asked to help finance fix of greenhouse’s broken glass panes

The Garden and Conservation Trust is seeking the public’s help to fix the damage to several glass panes at the Ballard Greenhouse in Ballard Park. “Many windows were broken by rocks and coins,” said Tamera Galvin, secretary of the trust. In total, 17 windows were broken for an estimated $2,000 in damages. The vandalism was discovered last week and is … read more

Commentary: Your cheat sheet to the governor’s budget

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Don’t fret if you haven’t kept up with all the advance news about the budget that Governor Ned is rolling out on Wednesday. I can barely keep it all straight and it’s my job. It does matter. We’re looking at new taxes, tolls, service cuts, new technology, new ways of attracting companies, nanny-state charges, the minimum wage hike, a payroll … read more

Dougherty joins Youth Commission

Bringing the perspective of a parent who’s lived in Switzerland where she saw kids roam more freely, Mary Dougherty has been named to the town Youth Commission. Her daughter is a Ridgefield High School junior, and her son is in eighth grade. Dougherty told the selectmen she moved to Ridgefield from New Jersey in 2007, attracted by the “vibrant downtown” … read more

Science Olympiad team brings home first place trophy

Every year, Science Olympiad teams across the state participate in Sacred Heart University’s annual Science Olympiad competition. Competitors work in teams to demonstrate their mastery of a wide range of STEM topics in Life Science, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Engineering, and Scientific Inquiry. This year, Ridgefield High School’s Science Olympiad team attended the Sacred Heart tournament on Feb. 9, taking … read more

Ridgefield High School unveils second quarter honor roll

Ridgefield High School has released the second-quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year. High Honors Grade 9 Steve Abraham, Megan Adakonis, James Ahern, Kavya Anand, Alexia Anglade, Brooke Axel, Joshua Barnett, Marguerite Bellotti, Evan Bellusci, Marley Bender, Alexander Blaha, Riley Blake, Griffin Blood, Aidan Bogursky, Alyssa Boxer, Abigail Breitenbach, Jada Briscoe, Lauren Brooks, Ella Brown, Emily Brown, Carl Browning, … read more

International volunteers: Nelson siblings serve others around the globe

For the past 19 months, Charlotte Nelson has served as a missionary in Kazakhstan and Russia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I loved helping and serving but I especially enjoyed getting to know people and teaching them about Jesus Christ,” Charlotte said. She was honorably released from her service as a missionary last week. Charlotte decided … read more

Melty Mile: Inaugural race to cap off Frozen Feet Streak Challenge on March 10

The first annual Melty Mile Race will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. This event, which caps off the end of Ridgefield Running Company’s Frozen Feet Streak Challenge, invites the entire community to run or walk the one-mile paved trail around the Recreation Center to celebrate the completion of the Challenge, the time change and the … read more

Calling all closet archivists: Historical society seeks collections assistant

The Ridgefield Historical Society is looking for a detail-oriented and committed volunteer to serve as its collections assistant. All that is needed is an interest in Ridgefield history. The historical society’s archivists will train the right applicant to catalog images and documents in a simple system that is easy to learn. The ideal candidate will be available Tuesday or Thursday … read more

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