Strikers still picketing Stop and Shop, store is mostly empty

“Stop and Shop is on strike. Your neighbors have been out of work for eight days. Honor our picket line,” said the voice on a bullhorn.  Striking workers marched with signs in front of Stop and Shop supermarket in Ridgefield’s Copps Hill Plaza earlier today — marking a week since the store was left closed for two-plus hours on April … read more

Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

Ridgefield police to promote two officers at Lounsbury House April 24

The Ridgefield Police Department will be promoting two officers Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the Lounsbury House. Sgt. Brian Durling will be promoted to lieutenant and Officer Shawn Murray will be promoted to sergeant. The public is invited. Lounsbury House is located at 316 Main Street. Call 203-438-6962 or visit lounsburyhouse.org for more information.

Ridgefield man arrested after swinging gardening tool at utility worker

A Wilton Road East man was arrested for disorderly conduct after swinging a gardening tool at a utility worker Thursday, April 11, at 9:12 a.m. Ridgefield police said the 58-year-old man was upset that power company workers were on his property. According to a report, an investigation revealed that the homeowner didn’t want the power company working on the telephone … read more

Governor Park reopens in Ridgefield following gasoline-fueled field fire

Governor Park in Ridgefield has been reopened after an infield fire left tens of thousands in damages over the weekend. First Selectman Rudy Marconi said new soil was delivered at the site Thursday, April 11, and that parks and recreation employees took about six to seven hours finishing the restoration job. “The good news is the field looks great, it … read more

Ciuccoli Field repairs estimated to cost $50,000

As police investigate who dumped gasoline and set it on fire at Ciuccoli Field Saturday morning, the Town of Ridgefield has begun its costly cleanup process.  Six to eight inches of gas-soaked soil was excavated from the infield Saturday night into Sunday afternoon, and five or six containers of contaminated dirt will be transported from the site tomorrow — Monday, … read more

Ridgefield police, fire crews investigate baseball field fire

Governor Park — the home field of the Ridgefield High School boys baseball team — was set ablaze following a hazardous waste spill around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Ridgefield police and firefighters responded to the baseball stadium after reports gasoline was poured onto the infield to “dry the field quicker.” “A poor decision was made (and being looked into by the … read more

Ridgefield firefighters put out brush fire on North Street Wednesday night

Ridgefield firefighters responded to the scene of a brush fire on North Street Wednesday, April 3. Fire Chief Jerry Myers said that the fire was caused by down power lines that sparked and lit up dry leaves near the roadway. He could not confirm whether heavy wind had knocked down the power lines. “The cause of the fire was not … read more

Tackora Trail arrest: Mechanic built guns at home, police confiscate all of them

Some people collect and sell antique cars, others collect guns. That was the point Mark Albin, 49, tried to make this week after he was charged with possession of 16 assault weapons, 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines, and six silencers. Albin also faces one count of manufacturing an explosive device in his Tackora Trail home and one count of disorderly conduct. … read more

Fire watch continues at high school

The ‘fire watch’ that has a town firefighter on duty after classes at Ridgefield High School continued this week, Fire Chief Jerry Myers said. “It has not ended yet,” Myers said Tuesday, April 2. “I cannot predict when it will end.” Because the school’s emergency lighting needs some upgrading, a fire watch firefighter goes on duty to meet fire code … read more

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