Selectmen seek less than 2.39% increase for town, recommend 2.5% for schools

Sweeping through their budget work, the Board of Selectmen agreed to go for a 2.5% budget increase and that where they ended up. The $142,492,430 proposed town and school budget the Board of Finance will be going to work on works out to 2.5% more than this year’s $139,013,087. That 2.5% $142 million budget proposal includes $93,517,544 for the school … read more

Walking horses: Neighbors unhappy about manure

Ridgefield has lofty zoning regulations when it comes to livestock — dating back to the town’s beginnings of farmers in an agricultural economy. Residents may have as many livestock as they can maintain on a half-acre of land, which, in the 1800s, allowed them to feed their families and take part in the primary business economy. Fast forward a couple … read more

Travel in Connecticut banned as of 5 a.m. Tuesday

Travel within Connecticut has been banned effective 5 a.m. Tuesday and lasting until further notice, with a blizzard expected to hit before Tuesday morning. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday signed an order proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency in Connecticut, with dangerous weather conditions expected to last throughout the day Tuesday. Malloy is also fully activating the state’s Emergency Operations Center … read more

Storm's A-Comin': Schools, library, banks — all closed Tuesday

All Ridgefield Public Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow — March 14 — due to the incoming blizzard. The storm is expected to begin around midnight and continue on to late Tuesday afternoon. In addition to the schools, here’s a list of businesses, meetings events that have announced the closures, cancellations, and postponements due to the storm: Thursday’s show … read more

Laura Hatch joins Danbury Eye

Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Danbury announced that a new ophthalmologist, Laura R. Hatch MD, has joined its practice. Hatch earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y.  She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, … read more

RHS musical Pippin reschedules opening night, adds matinee performance

Ridgefield High School musical Pippin will open on March 17 at 7:30 p.m., not March 16 as originally announced, due to this week’s snow storm. Additional performances will be March 18, 24 and 25 at7:30, and March 19 at 2:00. Tickets are sold at the door or online at www.rhsperformingarts.info. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 60+ and students with … read more

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