Ridgefield property transfers: Dec. 21-Dec. 27

One house, one condominium, and one lot worth a total of $1,196,000 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Barbara Serfilippi between Dec. 21 and 27. The town received $2,990 in conveyance taxes from the transfers, which included: 52 Scotts Ridge Road: Elizabeth Cappello of Saint James, N.Y., to Ashlar Historic Restoration LLC of Sophia Drive, Dec. 22, $211,000. … read more

Democrats to interview town committee candidates

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee will interview candidates to fill a vacancy on the committee for the remainder of the 2016-18 term.   The process is open to Ridgefield residents who are registered Democrats. Interviews will be conducted at the regular Democratic Town Committee meeting on Jan. 12 in the large conference room on the lower level of Town Hall … read more

Allison Elkow named Teacher of the Year

Scotts Ridge Middle School special education teacher Allison Elkow has been named the school district’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. Elkow, who works with seventh graders, delivered the district’s convocation speech in August before the school year began. “Together, more gets done,” she said. “It is not about you; it is not about me. We need to put our egos … read more

Branchville plans will be discussed Thursday

With a train station, a major north-south highway, some retail, restaurants and other businesses, as well as fairly diverse housing stock, Branchville has potential — lots of it. Planning consultants who’ve been studying the possibilities of “transit-oriented development” in Branchville will make a presentation at the Ridgefield Library Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6, with an open house starting at 5:30. … read more

Letter: Mountainside not win-win but a lose-lose proposition

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Rocco Coscio’s letter to the editor from last week’s [Dec. 15] edition of the Ridgefield Press. Mr. Coscio suggested that the addition of the Mountainside Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility to the residential area of West Mountain could be a “win-win” for our town. I actually believe this would be … read more

Drug rehab facility: ‘Alliance,’ applicant eager to speak Tuesday

While the Planning and Zoning Commission prepares for Tuesday night’s public hearing, the applicant — Mountainside — and members of the Ridgefield Neighborhood Preservation Alliance (RNPA) await their turns to talk about the proposed drug rehabilitation facility on Old West Mountain Road. Matthew Eakin, Mountainside’s executive vice president, told The Press Dec. 27 that the facility would seek professionals over … read more

Louis J. Fossi, 83, former first selectman, businessman, Ridgefield native

Louis John Fossi, a Ridgefield native, longtime resident, and former first selectman, died Sept. 22 in the hospice unit of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He was 83, and had lived in South Carolina for 16 years. In his final hours, he kissed his wife, expressed his love to his surviving brother and three sisters, embraced his … read more

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