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

Ridgefield police to host drug-take back event at Bissell Pharmacy

In partnership with Bissell Pharmacy and the Ridgefield Prevention Council, the Ridgefield Police Department will host a prescription drug take-back initiative to promote the proper disposal of medications Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Potentially dangerous, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications will be collected at Bissell Pharmacy located at 23 Governor Street. People wishing to … read more

Ridgefield man on weapons arrest: ‘I’m not a bad guy’

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story referenced a possession charge that Albin received in 2011 in North Carolina. The charge — a violation of G.S. 9095(D)(2), “Possess an immediate precursor chemical with intent to manufacture methamphetamine” — was dismissed. Albin said he was pulled over for a seatbelt violation and that a family member’s adderall pill was in … read more

Ridgefield cops find explosive device, cache of guns in Tackora Trail home

Update: In a Facebook post Thursday night, the Ridgefield Police said the arrest was an isolated incident, and that “at no time was there a threat to the general public.” The state police bomb squad removed an explosive device as well as an arsenal of 16 assault weapons, 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines and six silencers from a Tackora Trail home … read more

Ridgefield high receives fire watch after emergency lighting problems

Firefighters have been standing by at Ridgefield High School every day after school for weeks now as part of a “fire watch” required to keep the building open in the wake of problems discovered with the emergency lighting system. A firefighter is on duty at RHS to help with a possible evacuation in the darkened hallways, should clearing the building … read more

Trucks, trees, and servers: Capital budget lists projects and purchases

A $4.5-million capital budget — major purchases and projects to be paid for with borrowing — was approved by the Board of Selectmen for 2019-20 and will be reviewed by the Board of Finance. “It’s a little higher than we had hoped,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said of list that includes requests by all town departments and the school system. … read more

Ridgefield High School student charged after making threat on social media

A Ridgefield High School student was charged with juvenile threatening in the second degree and breach of peace at police headquarters at 9 a.m. on March 15. Ridgefield police said the student was apprehended after several staff members at the high school called the police in regards to a threat made on social media March 13. “The juvenile who made … read more

Ridgefield named safest city in Connecticut, second safest in the nation

Ridgefield’s 25,000 townspeople can rest a little easier at night — the town was recently named the safest city in Connecticut, and the second safest city in the nation by SafeWise, a company that reviews home security solutions. The town was beaten out for the top spot by Hopkinton, Mass., a town of about 17,000 with a median income comparable … read more

Ridgefielder Rich Flood starts autism awareness initiative with Darien police

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April, a Darien police officer is behind an initiative that will make officers and the public more aware of those on the autism spectrum. The initiative involves Autism Awareness magnets, an Autism Awareness Patch Challenge, and a free seminar that educates Darien police officers on autism. The man responsible for the initiative in … read more

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