Snowstorm: Public schools, Ridgefield Library announce closings

The downtown cleanup began yesterday afternoon and resumed at daybreak.

Thursday’s winter storm hasn’t arrived, yet Ridgefield is already feeling its wrath. Ridgefield Public Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 9. The Ridgefield Library has also decided to announce its closure for tomorrow — a day ahead of time. All non-emergency Town offices as well as Parks and Recreation will be closed tomorrow. If you have a cell phone, confirm … read more

Zoning commission to host first-floor retail discussion Feb. 21

There’s been some discussion of a “first-floor retail” in town. There are some empty storefronts on Main Street. It might be harder to find tenants in the short run, but the theory is that allowing only stores on the ground floor would serve the long-term health of the shopping district. —Macklin Reid photo

The Planning and Zoning Commission will be holding a discussion of first-floor retail uses in the central business district Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The CBD Zone generally encompasses the following streets: East side of Main Street between Governor Street and Prospect Street. West side of Main Street from north of St. Stephen’s Church up to (but not including) … read more

Zoning commission appoints Bob Cascella

The Planning and Zoning Commission appointed Bob Cascella at its meeting Tuesday night. Cascella will fill a Republican vacancy left by former commissioner Peter Chipouras last month. The commission interviewed two candidates, Cascella and Robert Cousins, and determined that Cascella — a former Board of Finance member with a background in real estate — was the better fit. “Given the nine-month … read more

Focus groups open to business owners

Real estate, small business, manufacturing, financial technology, and health technology are among the topics at a series of focus groups in February and March presented by the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, of which Ridgefield is a member.   Feedback from the focus groups will be used in an economic development strategy for the region for the next five years. … read more

Howell and Butcher to wed

Tim and Andrea Howell of Ridgefield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Anne, to William Edward Butcher, son of John and Heidi Butcher of Washington, N.H. Howell graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2009 and Bucknell University in 2013. Butcher is also a 2013 Bucknell University graduate. The couple works for Moderna Therapeutic in Cambridge, Mass. A July … read more

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