Community sing-along at Ridgefield Library Sunday

Longing for the patriotic songs and folk songs of the campfire? Remember those great songs like “ Shenandoah, America the Beautiful, Oklahoma, Let There Be Peace on Earth, You’ve Got A Friend..”    Come sing these great songs from many different folk and theater traditions from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Ridgefield Library’s downstairs program room.  … read more

Student news: Fairfield University, Colby College and University of Maryland

Kendall Downend and Noah Money have been named to the academic honors list for work completed during the fall semester at Northfield Mount Hermon. Cullen Scheer of Ridgefield was named a Clarkson University Presidential Scholar by Clarkson University President Anthony Collins during the fall semester. Ridgefielder Daniel Pelgrift was named to the dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the fall … read more

Winter storm warning: Heavy snow fall forecasted Thursday

The National Weather Service has announced a winter storm warning is in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Heavy snow accumulations are expected in the Ridgefield area, with forecasters predicting anywhere from six to 10 inches of snow. Northbound winds blowing 10 to 20 miles per hour are also forecasted. Temperatures are predicted to be in the … read more

Chief Roche on scams: Delete, hang up!

They’re sending emails, calling on the phone, attaching spy devices to card swipe machines. They’re scam artists, and they want to get into people’s bank accounts. “Question, question, question,” police Chief John Roche said. “It’s your information. Hold it dear and don’t give it out.” Roche spoke about scams — so common today on both the Internet and the telephone … read more

Cody Keenan: RHS quarterback to Obama’s lead writer

Long before writing President Obama’s State of the Union address, Cody Keenan was selling hot dogs at Chez Lenard’s on Main Street. The Obama administration’s director of speechwriting and former Ridgefield High School quarterback moved to town from Chicago in the eighth grade. “It was an extraordinary place to grow up and go to high school in,” Keenan told The … read more

Senator Boucher announces plan to restore education funding

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) announced Tuesday, Feb. 7, that legislators have a plan to restore nearly $20 million in education money that Governor Dannel Malloy cut midyear from funding promised to municipalities. The proposal also eliminates the projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year. “When we passed the state budget, we made a promise to each community that … read more

Caplan leads sports ethics book talk Thursday

Ridgefielder Dr. Arthur Leonard Caplan will be at the Ridgefield Library on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. to discuss his latest book, The Ethics of Sports.   This talk will explore a variety of sports ethics questions and involve the audience in a discussion of cases, codes, legal opinions and regulatory decisions. Caplan is a professor of bioethics and Director … read more

Letter: Our sincerest gratitude following loss of our son

To the Editor: On behalf of the entire Masters family we would like to thank the generous, kind and compassionate outpouring of affection and generosity from friends, neighbors and folks all over town this last week in response to the loss of our son. In our darkest moments, we were engulfed in the goodness of Ridgefield and our small-town community. … read more

John Michael Hannah, 66

John Michael Hannah, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 22 at Norwalk Hospital. Mike was born in Batesburg, S.C. on Nov. 8, 1950 to the late George R. and Ann Jewkes Hannah. He attended Newton-Conover H.S. in N.C., and Clemson University in S.C.. Hannah moved to Ridgefield in 1984 with his wife Cathy. He was a former owner of Merritt Home Products … read more

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