Commission on Aging: Brennan and Silverman will continue their service

Two 12-year veterans of the town’s Commission on Aging, Kathleen Brennan and Sheila Silverman, volunteered for additional three-year terms and were unanimously reappointed by the Board of Selectmen. “The past 12 years have been productive and rewarding for me,” Silverman wrote to board, “and I would like to continue participating in the commission’s important work of identifying the needs of … read more

CVS intersection: Utility work on Main Street to start this summer

Renovations of Main Street including the realignment of its intersection with Prospect Street are still on the state’s to-do list, with utility test holes expected to be dug this summer, more substantial utility work projected to be the next year, and the major construction about two years away. “The project continues to move forward and we anticipate starting the bulk … read more

Weir artist Steffen Pollock is inspired by nature and China

As its artist-in-residence for the month of April, Steffen Pollock is enjoying the natural surroundings of historic Weir Farm in Wilton and Ridgefield. The setting has inspired him to work on a photography project involving deer and deer migration. He has also created some designs for a series of ceramic plates. The public will have the opportunity to meet Pollock … read more

McGills to be honored at Cannonball Gala May 18

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center will be hosting its annual Cannonball Gala on Saturday, May 18, in the Garden House. The Cannonball Gala is a major fundraiser for the museum, supporting its general operating budget. This evening fundraiser will feature cocktails in the garden, live music by local high school musicians, The Ridgefield Jazz Giants, a silent auction, a … read more

Road work: Paving potholes is on town’s repair list

A road crew from the town highway department was out on East Ridge filling potholes with cold patch on Monday. From left are Robert Sommerer, Jim Fortin and Evo Falcinelli. —Macklin Reid photo

Warm-weather paving season beckons like a stripe of smooth oily blacktop, and the Ridgefield Highway Department has a list of 14 roads it’s hoping to repair and repave this year. Ridgefield’s roads are traveled by commuters, shoppers, school buses and soccer parents — the quality of driving surfaces is important to people. “If I was to rank the number of … read more

Letter: Field fire anonymous restitution highlights the worst of ‘Rich Field’ privilege

To the Editor: I am disappointed at the town’s decision to not press charges or to disclose the names of the people responsible for lighting the town’s baseball field on fire. Restitution between two private parties? Yes, I can see how this could be a solution. But when public property, town employees, and school sports teams are involved —not to … read more

Strikers still picketing Stop and Shop, store is mostly empty

“Stop and Shop is on strike. Your neighbors have been out of work for eight days. Honor our picket line,” said the voice on a bullhorn.  Striking workers marched with signs in front of Stop and Shop supermarket in Ridgefield’s Copps Hill Plaza earlier today — marking a week since the store was left closed for two-plus hours on April … read more

Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

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