Memorial Day Parade: Marchers, floats take charge on Main Street

Two thousand marchers will represent 75-plus organizations at Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27. The annual tradition is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. from the Jesse Lee Memorial Church, with marchers heading north down Main Street and ending with a closing ceremony in Ballard Park. This year’s parade features seven bands, a military flyover, numerous floats and vehicles … read more

Zemo wants 16 units at 100 Danbury Road

Seeking 16 new rental units — five of them affordable — real estate developer and town Selectman Steve Zemo wants to enlarge a Danbury Road apartment building. His application under the state’s affordable housing law, 8-30g, has been scheduled for a June 25 public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The property at 100 Danbury Road, across Route 35 … read more

Sewer plant blue barrels: What chemical did they once hold?

The slightly mysterious blue barrels stored behind the town sewer plant never contained any hazardous chemicals, according to Amy Siebert, chairwoman of the Water Pollution Control Authority. “It’s my understanding that the barrels are being removed, and the most important thing is that they did not and do not and never did have anything hazardous in them,” Siebert said in … read more

Aquifer Protection Agency: Facts and information

Ridgefield has 10 aquifer protection zones. One is a state-defined Level A aquifer and is regulated by the Aquifer Protection Agency. The other nine locally-defined aquifers are regulated by the Planning and Zoning Commission . All aquifers are regulated by An Act Concerning Aquifer Protection Areas, and fall under the authority of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, with … read more

Letter: Charter change needed

To the Editor: Ridgefield’s Charter provides that residents who attend the town’s historical Annual Town and Budget Meeting (Town Meeting) can vote to reduce the town and/or school budgets. These budgets are developed over many months by town and school officials after extensive analysis and careful deliberation. Input and critiques by residents are encouraged at two school public hearings and … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: May 8-15

Three houses and one condominium worth a total of $2,237,000 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from May 8 to May 15, with $5,592 collected in conveyance taxes. Ridgefield property transfers include: 243 West Lane: Steven and Deborah Debara to Michael Hudson and Galdys Guillet-Brown of Somers, N.Y., May 8, $745,000. 167 High Ridge Avenue: St. … read more

Pizza and ice cream: Two mobile vendors get permit renewals

An ice cream truck operator and a mobile pizza vendor won license renewals May 8 from the Board of Selectmen. Enver Ceylan got a renewal of his vendor’s permit to operate the Circusman ice cream truck in town, and Junio Figueira got an approval for the Tivoli Pizza Truck’s operations. Figueira said he’d been selling pizza from his truck in … read more

Town puts forward compromise to protect aquifers

Protecting the town’s aquifers and drinking water will likely remain a duty of the Planning and Zoning Commission, although an advisory role will be created for the new separate Inland Wetlands Board. That was the solution worked out by the selectmen after a contentious discussion involving members of different town agencies May 8. “Everybody wants to have clean water, have … read more

Postal Ridgefield: Town Hall exhibit highlights first mail, stamps

The Ridgefield Historical Society is hosting an exhibit titled, “Postal Ridgefield,” on the main floor of the Ridgefield Town Hall through August 15.  This exhibit, sponsored by the Historical Society and assembled by Jack and Sally Sanders from material in their own collection, aims to show the many, varied, and often fascinating aspects of Ridgefield’s postal history. Mail had long been … read more

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