Editorial: School silence

There’s a pattern — from here to Timbuktu — for those in power to hide problems rather than admit mistakes. Ridgefield High School administrators ignoring multiple press inquiries about a series of larcenies in the girls locker room last week was the most recent example of bad judgment from public officials who believe that silence is the preferred policy whenever … read more

Looking Back: Laurelwood plan, dog show ‘best’

A “continuous care community” for senior citizens was in the planning stages 25 years ago. The Planning and Zoning Commission would conduct a public hearing on “Laurelwood continuous care retirement community,” the Feb. 20, 1992, Ridgefield Press reported. “GWZ Development Group of Waltham, Mass., proposes a 120-bed nursing home, 140 congregate and assisted living units in one large structure, and … read more

Democratic View: Why not the best?

The United States was founded on the notion that all men are created equal and have some unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The part about the pursuit of happiness is a particularly American idea. It’s something we should be proud of.   We’ve made mistakes. We’ve gone off in the wrong direction. Sometimes we’ve been … read more

Letter: Ridgefield is not alone in facing substance abuse

To the Editor: The Ridgefield Prevention Council thanks the community for attending the recent Substance Abuse Community Forum to learn more about substance abuse issues in Ridgefield. We would also like to thank our co-sponsor, the Ridgefield Library, for its support, and our panelists for sharing their time and experience. The goal of the Eyes Wide Open forum was to … read more

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