Ridgefield Mobil fined for selling vapes to underage youth

Ridgefield Mobil was one of 1,300 retailers of vapes and e-cigarettes targeted in a nationwide sting by the Food and Drug Administration that aimed to crackdown on the sale of the devices to underage users. The gas station on Danbury Road was issued a fine of $559 from the agency on April 24, according to a list of retailers published … read more

In town, on the lake: Music festivals offer array of sounds

Ridgefield is set to become the music capital of Fairfield County this weekend with not one but two festivals planned — one in the village that’s jazz-themed and spread across five venues this weekend, and another on Rainbow Lake that’s more folky and set to run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The four-day festival that will take … read more

GoFundMe hopes to support ‘Miss Jane’ in battle against cancer

Ridgefield resident and preschool teacher Jane Knudsen, known to her students as “Miss Jane,” has been battling stage four metastatic breast cancer for the past eight years. Two months ago, Knudsen’s left foot became paralyzed. Her doctors originally thought it to be neuropathy from her chemotherapy but now it is believed that her cancer has metastasized to her thoracic spine, … read more

Student inventor swaps plastic straws for ice

How do you make a drinking straw that won’t hurt sea life when it inevitably ends up in the ocean? For Ridgefield sixth-grader Sophie Zezula, the answer was obvious — you make the straw out of ice. Her “sNOw Straw,” a drinking straw made entirely of frozen water, recently competed in both the state and national Invention Convention. And the … read more

Primary results: Lamont wins in landslide, Stefanowski takes GOP governor bid

The Democratic gubernatorial primary was a landslide called in less than an hour, and the Republican race saw a winner some would call a surprise pull away early and never look back. Roughly 30 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Associated Press had called the Democratic gubernatorial race for Lamont. Both winners linked their opponents to current … read more

Heat advisory in effect for today and Thursday

An excessive heat threat has given the National Weather Service cause to declare a heat advisory in effect for today — Wednesday, Aug. 15 — and Thursday, Aug. 16, in New York City and its surrounding suburbs. The max temperatures are believed to range from 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday afternoon. The max heat indices range from mid to … read more

Affordable housing: 30 units planned on Danbury Road

A 30-unit, 45-bedroom, age-restricted affordable housing project is being planned on a little over three acres off Danbury Road, in a single three-story building with gables, dormers and porches facing across Route 35 toward the north driveway of the Fox Hill condominiums. The site — 233 Danbury Road — backs up toward Founders Hall. The developers, CGP at Danbury Road … read more

Kennedy Center holds weekend events for Autism Project

The Kennedy Center Food, Wine & BrewFest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6-10 p.m., at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. The Kennedy Center Autism SpectRUN will take place the following day on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m., at Jennings Beach, 800 S. Benson Road. Both events will benefit The Kennedy Center Autism … read more

Connecticut GOP governor candidates praise Trump’s policies; avoid criticizing his character

Each of the Republican candidates responded to the Advertiser’s question — Would you prefer a person of different moral character in the White House if all policies were equal? — when they were in New Canaan on Friday, Aug. 10, at a Meet & Greet hosted by Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties.