Martin, Lombardo to wed

Joseph and Jean Lombardo have announced the engagement of their son, Thomas, to Catherine Martin, daughter of John and Kimberly Martin of Honesdale, Pa. Lombardo is a 2008 graduate of Ridgefield High School. Graduates of Lafayette College in 2012, the pair met while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Martin received her law degree in 2015 from the New England School … read more

Letter: Is our town meeting needs of the disabled?

Parking in a handicapped spot without a proper permit displayed can lead to a hefty fine. —Press photo

To the Editor: Ridgefield is renowned for the charm of its tree-lined village, but its real beauty lies in the town’s neighborly thoughtfulness. That’s why we were stunned to hear that most of the 50 or so persons at a recent Town Hall meeting on the Americans with Disabilities Act felt Ridgefield is not meeting its obligations. The belief gained … read more

Chief Tappe looks back

New Ridgefield Fire Department Chief Kevin Tappe, left, with Jerry Myers, who was named assistant chief, filling the position left by Chief Tappe. Chief Tappe has been acting chief since former Chief Heather Burford left the department for a Florida fire department.

“It’s been a long run,” former Fire Chief Kevin Tappe said, looking back on close to five decades of fire fighting and “a wonderful 10 years” as assistant chief and then chief of the Ridgefield Fire Department. Tappe spoke Thursday, Jan. 5, a day after the Board of Selectmen voted to formally accept his retirement, cutting short an investigation into … read more

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow predicted for Fairfield County Saturday, up to seven inches possible

The National Weather Service has declared a winter weather advisory today for Southeast Connecticut, Long Island and New York City that remains in effect until 1 am. Heavy snow is expected to fall beginning Saturday morning, moderately at times during the late morning and afternoon, and tapering off in the early evening. An accumulation of approximately three to seven inches … read more

Letter: ‘Violation’ hearing was ‘public’ hearing

To the Editor: The Dec. 29 Ridgefield Press article “Long-running wetlands dispute to get hearing” quotes Wetland Board Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti as stating, “This is not a public hearing, this is a violation hearing. It’s a slightly different standard of review and public input.”   In 2013, I reported that someone was blocking and diverting a stream away from my … read more

Ridgefield man found dead in Torrington

The Ridgefield Press

A 29-year-old Ridgefield man died from a suspected drug overdose in Torrington Thursday night, according to a report from The Register Citizen. Torrington Police Lt. Bart Barown told The Register Citizen Friday that the man was pronounced dead at the scene after his roommate had found him unresponsive and called 911. Lt. Barown said that a powder substance was seized as part … read more

Eyes wide open: Substance abuse forum set for Feb. 1

The Ridgefield Prevention Council and the Ridgefield Library are sponsoring Eyes Wide Open:  A Community Forum about Substance Abuse on Wednesday February 1, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Ridgefield Library.  Open to the public.   Registration suggested This forum is an opportunity for the Ridgefield Community to hear from a diverse panel of local people involved in this issue, … read more

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