Governor’s budget would mean $4.4-million hit to town

A coalition of the rich and angry? Towns holding back taxes collected for the state? Ridgefield’s selectmen were talking about it. Aghast at a nearly $4.4-million hit that Ridgefield would take next year under Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget, the Board of Selectmen sketched out a three-part plan to fight back against what they see as an unfair targeting of wealthier … read more

Crime wave: Burglaries surpass last year’s totals

Four stolen cars, two dozen unlocked vehicles entered and robbed in the middle of the night while parked at home — the safest town in America has taken a few chinks in its armor in 2017. Ridgefield, heralded for its low crime rate in past years, is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis this week following police reports … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Archaeology, bookkeeping, civility talk

Western art history A Look at Western Art History, part of a series of classes available through Ridgefield Continuing Education, starts in February. The courses will focus on artists’ accomplishments, the significance of their inventions and discoveries, and how these new ways of seeing pushed Western art forward. Instructor Michael Serao has been employed in art and photography and teaching … read more

Police log: DUI on Danbury Road

DUI A Ridgecrest Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia on Danbury Road at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Police said Timothy McLean, 22, was stopped because he was driving at night with only one working headlamp. According to a report, the department’s K-9 officer was brought to the scene and … read more

School budget to be finalized Monday night before Feb. 25 public hearing

The Board of Education will conclude its 2017-18 budget meetings after months of discussion and planning Monday, Feb. 13. Superintendent Dr. Karen Baldwin will present the completed budget, including $256,719 in finalized cuts presented Monday Feb. 6 and $524,469 outlined as potential cuts along with an additional $352,419 still remaining to be shaved off from other areas not currently determined … read more

RHS senior at drug forum: Town can do more

Drugs in between classes, binge drinking on the weekends — that’s the reality for a large part of the Ridgefield High School population, according to Luke St. Pierre. The RHS senior spoke to a crowd of about 50 people at a substance abuse forum sponsored by Ridgefield Library Feb. 1. The event — also co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Prevention Council … read more

Chamber announces restaurant week Feb. 20-26

Break up the winter doldrums with a great meal at a great price during Ridgefield Restaurant Week!   From Monday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 26, participating restaurants are offering price fixe lunch and/or dinner specials. Participating restaurants include Ancient Mariner, Bailey’s Backyard, Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar, Little Pub, Luna Rossa, Southwest Café, Sucre Sale, Terra Restaurant inside Hotel Zero Degrees, … read more

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