School closing, start times back on education board agenda Monday

The Board of Education is set to meet in the Town Hall Annex Monday night following a meeting earlier this month at Scotts Ridge Middle School that drew about 100 residents. Topics on Monday night’s agenda include the district’s ongoing capacity report that aims to solve the ongoing enrollment decline. The board is examining three options — one involving closing … read more

Probate judge plans free talk Jan. 25

Daniel O’Grady, regional Judge of Probate, will give at talk at the Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street in Bethel, on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. He will talk about the probate process and take questions from those attending. The office of Judge of Probate deals with wills and administration of estates, overseeing testamentary and living trusts, appointing guardians for persons … read more

Wetlands board considers golf center remodeling

The owner of the Golf Performance Center, located at 824 Allen Highway, is planning to remodel existing golf greens and sand traps. Golf course architect Tad King, representing owner Roger Knick, presented the remodeling application to the Inland Wetlands Board on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The board scheduled a site walk for Sunday, Jan. 22, and will discuss it Tuesday, Jan. … read more

Addiction tale: Battles, a life lost, grief

Drugs, more serious drugs, addiction, rehab, hope, relapse, rehab again — it’s a long, heartbreaking tale. For David Anderson, a member of Ridgefield High School’s Class of 2005, it ended Jan. 5. He died, at age 29, of a heroin overdose at a halfway house in Torrington. For his parents, Ridgefielders Eleanor and James Anderson, it’s something they’ll struggle with … read more

RTC seeks candidates for open zoning commission seat

The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee seeking resumes from interested individuals to be interviewed for the RTC recommendation to the Planning & Zoning Commission for consideration by P&Z as a replacement for an open seat created by a resignation. The candidate must be a registered Ridgefield Republican and if selected will serve until November 2019. Deadline for RTC interviews is Thursday, Feb. … read more

Ridgefielders head to D.C. to witness presidential transition of power

Pageantry and parades, tuxedos and ball gowns, a solemn oath — a presidential inauguration marks the ascendancy of a leader and a political party. It is also a celebration of democracy. “I look at this as being one of the greatest traditions in our country, the peaceful transition of power, that we and very few other countries share in,” said … read more

Marconi warns residents of deceptive water line insurance letter

A resident has brought forth a letter from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corporation regarding the purchase of insurance for their water line, according to First Selectman Rudy Marconi. The resident was told in the letter that they were responsible for their “exterior water line” and that it will “deteriorate over time due to corrosion and ground shifting.” “The letter is manipulative … read more

In this week's Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines in this week’s Ridgefield Press: The Board of Finance questioned if the school district was serious about closing Scotland Elementary School Tuesday night, or if administrators were simply “kicking the can.” A tale of addiction is told through the lens of one Ridgefield mother, whose son lost his life to heroin earlier … read more

Schools vow to meet state cap

School officials fended off any commitments about closing a school, but told the finance board Tuesday they’re working to bring next year’s budget in under the proposed 2.5% state spending cap. However, the increase may be higher, since some categories of spending, including special education, are excluded from the calculation. “The 2.5% cap, is that still a working number?” finance … read more

Editorial: Don’t close the doors

West Mountain might not be the ideal place, but drug and alcohol rehabilitation is clearly something that’s needed — it’s needed in our society, in our town, and Ridgefield shouldn’t be a place where rehab facilities are unwelcome. The withdrawal of the Mountainside application for a rehabilitation facility at the Sunset Hall property on Old West Mountain Road comes in … read more

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