Bridge work, Main Street, traffic: What more does the state have planned?

Power shovels and dump trucks, workers in hard hats, roads dug up and long lines of traffic — waiting, waiting. What more does the state have planned in Ridgefield? The bridge work on Route 35 by the Fox Hill Condominiums will go on until next winter or spring. State work on a Route 7 bridge in Branchville is slated for … read more

Selectmen look to eliminate or consolidate town positions

Town employee positions will fall under scrutiny — and maybe the budget axe — as the selectmen seek to hold down town spending in the coming 2017-18 budget. A focus on “positions we can eliminate” was raised by Selectmen Bob Hebert at the board’s first budget meeting Monday night. “Looking at positions,” Hebert said to First Selectman Rudy Marconi, “the … read more

Old grain elevator building: Casey wants to reuse it

The old S. D. Keeler grain elevator, the tall wood-frame building along lower Bailey Avenue, should be saved and recycled, says owner Shane Casey. “I intend on reusing it, and not tearing it down, and preserving the historical flavor of it the best I can,” said Casey, president of Casey Energy, which acquired the building in 2013. There’s plenty of … read more

School board approves new learning plan

Budget work, teaching curriculum, and student goals — it’s all proposed to change under the district’s new strategic learning plan. After months of surveying residents, teachers and administrators, the Board of Education heard from consultant Jonathan Costa Monday night. Costa, who has led a committee in town for the last several months, told the board that the district needs to … read more

One size fits all: Public safety building sparks debate

The spectre of a new public safety administration building — with police, fire and ambulance operations at one site — is again haunting town budget deliberations, as the ghosts of renovation plans past lurk in the pages of budget documents and loom over discussions among town officials. “The debate has to happen,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said Monday night. The … read more

More snow coming: Wintry weather Sunday, strong winds Monday

Winter isn’t done with Fairfield County just yet. The National Weather Service has announced a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Sunday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 13, at midnight. According to the forecast, there’s a chance of snow and freezing rain after 3 a.m. Sunday. “Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27,” the weather service says. “Light and variable wind … read more

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival announces 2017 selections

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is thrilled to announce its 2017 selections. The annual festival, in its second year, will screen 55 films from 19 countries at various venues in Ridgefield, Connecticut, a vibrant town just 60 miles northeast of New York City. Passes are on sale now at early bird prices ($100 for ALL FESTIVAL passes and $75 … read more

Langberg's food drive raises $500 for social services

Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg recently asked his patients to fill a basket for the Ridgefield Food Pantry. When the basket was filled, Langberg took the food to the food pantry, along with a donation of $500. Langberg is shown  above with Karen Gaudian and Tony Phillips of Ridgefield Social Services with a check and the food donations.

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