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

Himes: Replacing ACA with no replacement will cause chaos

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat who represents the Fourth Congressional District, said in a press release last week that Republican threats to replace the Affordable Care Act without first designing a replacement could lead to chaos. He released the following statement on the passage of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution by the House of Representatives last week: “Today, the … read more

Letter: Friday service at Shir Shalom had powerful message

The Ridgefield Press

To the Editor: There are some experiences that fit the times we live in perfectly. One such occurred this past Friday at the main evening service at Reform Jewish Congregation Shir Shalom on Peaceable Street. In some respects, it was a continuation of a fourteen-year tradition for observance of the weekend devoted to the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin … read more

ROARings: I like Ike

Are you an experienced dog-lover looking for a challenging pup to commit to and love? If so, you should meet ROAR’s goofy, lovable Ike. At ROAR, everyone likes Ike — it’s hard not to. You’ll like Ike, too. Ike is a very large one-year-old yellow Labrador retriever (mix?) with a dubious pedigree. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Ike strikes one as a … read more

Letter: Political satire

To the Editor: Hello! what’s this doctor? Why it’s a gigantic crater on a cot located adjacent to a high-powered computer. The 400-pound bed-sitting person did it! Through careful examination of the evidence, I had previously eliminated from suspicion Col. Mustard and Prof. Plum due to their being characters created pre-computers. “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter … read more

D. Crosby Baxter: The Little Acorn

Crosby Baxter was a jack of many trades, but the one he may have been least adept at has had the most lasting effect on Ridgefield. Exactly 142 years ago today, Baxter founded the town’s only newspaper. He admitted that he wasn’t very good at newspapering, but he knew Ridgefield needed a newspaper. So in the basement of his home … read more

Letter: Decorum at public hearing was grossly breached

To the Editor: I attended the Jan. 3 public hearing on the proposed special use permit for the 162 Old West Mountain Road property. It was not demonstrative of the atmosphere this town supposedly prides itself on. The discourteous behavior was disappointing, with all the shouting, booing, disrespect for meeting procedure, and disregard for due process according to state statute. … read more

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