Subway stickup man pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

A Bridgeport man who robbed the Subway on Ethan Allen Highway at knifepoint in May 2018 pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden on Tuesday. Alvin Robertson, 56, also admitted that he committed a total of three bank robberies and two Subway store robberies in Connecticut last year, according to U.S. Attorney John … read more

A new police station? Fire station? Study will consider future needs

A new police station? A new fire station? Both in one? Maybe just renovate the two current buildings — a converted Victorian mansion that serves as a police station, and a firehouse that dates to the era of horse-drawn fire wagons? The town needs to figure out what it wants to do. And town officials are seeking the help of … read more

Giving Thanks: Home after nine months

  To the Editor: One year ago, I, Brad Owens and my wife, Wendy, lost our mobile home in Danbury because of the macro burst on May 15, 2018. What could have been a horrible, traumatic time was nine months of blessings thanks to many wonderful people, loving friends of Jesse Lee United Methodist Church and the blessed leaders at … read more

Ridgefield postal works to collect food Saturday

Food donations left at mailboxes Saturday will be delivered to the needy through Ridgefield’s 32 letter carriers and the Salvation Army. The 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May, 2019. “Last year was a tough one, we had bad weather and I think it had an impact on our collection,” said letter carrier Brian Hamilton, … read more

Rabbi David Reiner finds barbed wire, asylum claims in Mexico

Mothers feeding their babies behind barbed wire with hundreds of people, a line of cars stretching as far as the eye can see, waiting for hours to go back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border, and migrants from Africa, Mexico and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent, detained in cell blocks where they make $1 a day — just another day … read more

Stolen Lexus found on Hussars Camp Place

Ridgefield police recovered a Lexus that was stolen from a driveway on Old Stagecoach Road and found a short distance away at Hussars Camp Place. The car theft happened in the early morning hours on Tuesday, April 23, according to Capt. Shawn Platt. The vehicle was found with minor damage, Platt said, and no property was missing from inside. Ridgefield … read more

Hands Off Our Schools forms political action committee

Hands Off Our Schools has launched an independent expenditure political action committee with the goal of raising money to advocate for local decision-making in education for all school districts within Connecticut. “Forced school regionalization does not improve our children’s education. It does not save taxpayers money and it hurts our communities,” said Chris DeMuth Jr., one of the organizers of … 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

Taxes, tolls, ghost guns, and school regionalization: Legislators answer questions from league, public (VIDEO)

Common outlooks, consensus on many issues, and occasional, respectful disagreements marked an open meeting with Ridgefield’s three state legislators, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. “I like to see the collegiality,” Ridgefield League of Women Voters president Marilyn Carroll said after the event at the Ridgefield Library on Saturday, March 30. “It’s nice to see Republicans and Democrats working … read more

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