850 Eversource customers without power in Ridgefield Wednesday night

Editor’s note: The cause of last night’s power outage was a tree limb that knocked down a line at the corner of Danbury Road and Grove Street. Power was restored by 11:30 p.m. It was previously reported that a transformer had blown up on Grove Street. Hundreds of Ridgefield residents have been without power since 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eversource … read more

Fire consumes Lake Road home (VIDEO)

A residential home at 45 Lake Road burned to the ground during the early morning hours Monday, Oct. 15. According to authorities, the home’s alarm went off at 1:35 a.m.. Authorities at the scene said no one was injured. All four walls of the two-and-a-half story home collapsed in the blaze, with the home’s brick chimney the only remaining structure … read more

Police close down Route 7 north of Branchville Road

Drivers heading south on Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7) should expect traffic delays Friday morning. Ridgefield police have closed off the state highway at 139 Ethan Allen Highway, near La Pietra granite shop, due to a downed utility pole. In addition, police have set up a road block at the intersection Route 7 and Florida Hill Road, where a tractor trailer … read more

Police chief search starts with insiders

The search for a new police chief will start close to home — inside the Ridgefield Police Department — though a broader search may be undertaken if interviews with three applicants currently serving the town don’t bring a consensus as to the best choice, Police Commission Chairman Charles Knoche said. “We know what their qualification are, we know they’re capable. … read more

Police report cars broken into in northern Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Police Department has reported that six cars were broken into on residential driveways on Old Trolley Road, Aarons Court, and Stonewall Lane during the overnight hours from Saturday, Oct. 6, to Sunday, Oct. 7. Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said that two cars were entered at each driveway, and that the incidents were reported the following day in the … read more

Ridgefield man arrested after assaulting, threatening firefighter

A Spring Valley Road man was arrested for assault on a public safety official at police headquarters on Thursday, Sept. 28. Police said Gregory Nelson, 39, turned himself in at 12:45 p.m. on an outstanding warrant. He was also charged with second-degree threatening. According to a report, Nelson grabbed a Ridgefield firefighter by the arm and shoved him to the … read more

Guy Miglinas is new fire marshal

Experienced deputy fire marshal Guy Miglinas has been name Ridgefield’s new fire marshal. He succeeds Mickey Grasso, who was promoted earlier this year from fire marshal to assistant chief. Both Grasso and Fire Chief Jerry Myers joined Miglinas at the Sept. 26 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, endorsing his appointment. Myers said Miglinas is one of the firefighters who has been … read more

Giving Thanks: Police Chief John Roche funeral and procession

To the Editor I was overwhelmed at the wonderful planning and execution that went into the funeral and procession for retired Police Chief John Roche. He was a personal friend of mine and I was moved by all of the traditions that were demonstrated by our police department as well as many other departments from throughout the area. But there … read more

Eagle Three touches down for Safety Day 2018 [SLIDESHOW]

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association, the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Association hosted the town’s annual Safety Day in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School Sunday, Sept. 23. The free event featured Eagle Three, the Stratford Police Department’s 1973 “Kiowa” helicopter. Pilot Capt. Al Wilcox and co-pilot, Ofc. Max Bernstein landed the old bird … read more