Letter: Weir Farm thanks stewards for help during government shutdown

Spring is nearly in bloom and soon the Weir Farm sunken garden will be scented by lilacs. —National Parks Service

Friends of Weir Farm NHS, a not-for-profit partner of Weir Farm National Historic Site, is grateful for the caring local community, including residents and neighbors, who have been such good stewards of the park’s resources during the partial United States Government shutdown that has affected so many sites throughout the National Park Service. Weir Farm NHS, the country’s premier national … read more

Letter: Reaction to planned development near rec center

To the Editor: Mr. Handshy has expressed interest in the public’s opinion of his planned development along Danbury Road adjacent to the Recreation Center and Founders Hall. I live right across the street from his grandiose proposal and am categorically opposed to it. The traffic and population density in this section of Danbury Road is already too heavy. Exiting and … read more

Letter: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’

To the Editor: Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation is wrapped. Congress is miffed, conspiracy is sniffed in every dork’s stool. Deep spy-craft is afoot. What better time for Ridgefield to relax and watch John Frankenheimer’s 1962 film versions of Richard Condon’s 1959 classic novel, “The Manchurian Candidate?” A Korean war vet (James Edwards) suffers a recurring nightmare about his platoon’s last … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Thank you for your service

As we start 2019, the Ridgefield Republican Town Committee would like to take a moment to thank two very important public servants — Hope Wise and Toni Boucher. Hope Wise, has stepped down as the Ridgefield Republican registrar after 20 years of service. Until recently, Toni Boucher served as Ridgefield’s state senator for the past 10 years. Both of these … read more

Letter: Expansion of sewer district for ‘senior park’ should be denied

To the Editor: In response to developer Marty Handshy’s proposal to expand the sewer district for a “senior park” on Danbury Road (“Condos, sewer expansion sought” Jan. 3 Press), my answer is an emphatic “No.” I oppose any expansion of the sewer district boundaries other than to address health issues created by existing homes with failing septic systems. I’ve lived … read more

Letter: What pickleballers don’t like is being singled out

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Macklin Reid’s article of Dec 20 entitled “Pickleballing seniors don’t like price hike.” For the past several years of playing pickleball, we, as a group, have been enjoying using what has been “dead” space at the Rec Center and at Yanity. Space that had many unused time slots. We bought nets … read more

Letter: RHS girls soccer captains thank the community for their support

To the Editor: On behalf of the RHS Girls Soccer program, we wanted to thank the Ridgefield community for their support. We had a historic season this year with winning both the 2018 FCAIC and Class LL State Championships, a program first. First, a thank you to Dane Street, Anthony Cataldo, Scott Glucksman and the entire Athletic Dept. for their … read more

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