NCL Ridgefield tours Yale University

A group of Ticktockers from the National Charity League Class of 2019 traveled to Yale University for an introductory college tour last October. “It was interesting to be exposed to a historical school that was located in a fairly large city,” said Ridgefield High School sophomore Avery Buckanavage. All of those who attended were impressed by the tour and enjoyed … read more

Scout’s project benefits hikers

Christopher Auslander, a member of Boy Scout Troop 431, completed his Eagle Scout project at Peterson Gorge/Ridgebury Slope open space.   Christopher, a senior at Ridgefield High School, worked with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission on his project. He got donations of materials and supervised the work of fellow Scouts in building two new footbridges over rocky streams in the Peterson … read more

Collettey’s Cookies: Ridgefield grad starts global movement

Love and a little bit of cinnamon. That’s all Collette Divitto is willing to share about her secret cookie recipe that’s garnered her more than 4,000 daily orders. Collette, a 26-year-old woman with Down syndrome, has been busy growing her company, Collettey’s Cookies, in Boston. Originally from Ridgefield, she and her family moved to Boston because of the opportunities Massachusetts … read more

VFW honors Patriots Pen writers

A pair of Scotts Ridge Middle School students have been selected as the top essay writers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen competition in Ridgefield. VFW Post 3052 named Kennedi Muller, whose theme was the “America I believe in,” the winner of the essay competition. Her essay was submitted in the national competition. Kennedi said that she believed … read more

Boucher begins education talks in Hartford

State Senate Republican members of the legislature’s Education Committee met for their first meeting of 2017 Monday, Jan. 16. Some of the committee’s responsibility include reviewing all proposed legislation related to the state Department of Education, local and regional school boards, school employee collective bargaining, and libraries. Committee Co-Chairman Sen. Toni Boucher  represents the communities of the 26th Senatorial District, which … read more

School board: Closing presents more risks than rewards

Not enough savings and too many risks — that was the opinion of both parents and members of the Board of Education Monday night in reaction to the proposed closing of Scotland Elementary School. The board moved its meeting to Scotts Ridge Middle School to accommodate a crowd of 100 or more residents interested in giving their opinions on various … read more

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