Rita Lopes of Weichert cited as top producer

Rita Lopes of the Weichert Realtors Ridgefield office was a top producer in January, Nicholas Germak, regional vice president, has announced. As a top producing sales associate, Lopes led her Weichert sales region, which comprises offices throughout Fairfield County, for resale revenue units during the month. Weichert’s Ridgefield office is at 388 Main Street; call 203-431-1400 for more information.  

John Devine: Economics commission wants 'business-friendly' town

Easing the climate for business growth in town and capitalizing on Ridgefield’s attractions as an arts and cultural destination are goals John Devine articulated as he was reappointed to the Economic and Community Development Commission by the selectmen Feb. 8. “The arts are a real asset, and the village,” Devine told the selectmen. In terms of making the town more … read more

Founders Hall: Portraits of elders on display

Join us for two noteworthy events next week. Portraits of Elders by Seniors is an exhibit of portraits of nursing home residents drawn by advanced Founders Hall artists. The project is the brainchild of art instructor Martha Talburt, who was inspired by photographs taken by member Kathleen Burleson. “I started to think about our fears of aging,” said Martha, “and … read more

Home staging workshop

Home staging is the topic of a new workshop with Jean Rowella. The class meets on Wednesday, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School. Cost is $31 (Ridgefield seniors $24). Advance registration required. Visit ridgefieldschools.org or phone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

Wilton police release photos of bank robbery suspect

Wilton Police Lieutenant Rob Cipolla has released photos of the suspect who robbed Fairfield County Bank in Georgetown Friday, Feb. 24.  According to Cipolla, a white man entered the Danbury Road bank at 2:58 and demanded cash. “There was no weapon visible or threatened and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash,” Cipolla said. The Wilton Police … read more

Letter: Students don’t need later start times

To the Editor: Again, and almost every recent year, we are reading about all the ideas and studies going on at taxpayers’ expense with regard to delaying school start time for our high school students by approximately half an hour. The administrative time this has taken, along with planning costly re-routing of all the buses, have added even more expense. … read more

Main Street improvement: State planners to float ideas Tuesday

Toned-down in deference to town aesthetic concerns, a concept for improving Main Street will be aired by state planners before village merchants and landlords — as well as town officials and the general public — next week. The gathering is Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 in town hall. It is not a public hearing in the official sense, but rather … read more

Editorial: School silence

There’s a pattern — from here to Timbuktu — for those in power to hide problems rather than admit mistakes. Ridgefield High School administrators ignoring multiple press inquiries about a series of larcenies in the girls locker room last week was the most recent example of bad judgment from public officials who believe that silence is the preferred policy whenever … read more

Megan Richiger, Anthony Taylor to wed

David and Lori Richiger of Ridgefield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Elise, to Anthony Charles Taylor Jr., son of Maria DiGiovanni of Ridgefield and Anthony Taylor of Danbury. Richiger and Taylor are 2010 graduates of Ridgefield High School and 2014 graduates of the University of Connecticut. Richiger earned her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from … read more

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