Winter Club backlash: Police confirm reports of stolen signs

The Ridgefield Police Department has received at least three reports of stolen  signs that oppose the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club. The yellow signs, which read either “No Ice Rink On Peaceable” or “Protect Residential Zoning,” were put up by opponents of the proposed outdoor skating rink at 340 Peaceable Street — the former location of the Pinchbeck Nursery and most recently Peaceable … read more

Art Walk returns Aug. 24, runs through Sept. 7

The fifth annual Art Walk kicks off Friday, Aug. 24, with receptions in many of the stores around town from 5-8 p.m. “It’s a strolling gallery of sorts, when 52 local artists display their artwork in local venues around town,” said Pam Stoddart, executive director of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and chair of the event.   “It’s a great … read more

Pictorial visitors map will promote the town

“It’s sort of a whimsical, not-to-scale map,” said Ellen Burns. Books on the Common gave her a perspective, and a map depicting a corner store view of Ridgefield that will be available to the rest of town — and folks from farther off. “At the bookstore, being so centrally located, and open seven days a week, we get an enormous … read more

Scrabble coach named ‘Person of the Year’

Cornelia Guest, a Scrabble coach at the Ridgefield Library, was named the North American Scrabble Players Association’s (NASPA) Person of the Year this summer. Guest was honored at the North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo in August, and was recognized for her work coaching and expanding opportunities for youth players in the United State. Guest, who heads the NASPA Youth … read more

Keeler Tavern to host ‘Fall Party’ fund-raiser

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is having its first annual “Fall Party” fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The event will include a tour of the museum and food by Sarah Bouissou Catering in Julia Gilbert’s Sunken Garden. Guests will also be able to sample bourbon and cocktails by Litchfield Distillery in Timothy Keeler’s Tavern. Magician Tom … read more

Voters broaden economic commission’s charge

Without no debate or dissent, a Town Meeting changed the name and slightly expanded the duties of what is now officially called the Economic and Community Development Commission — or ECDC. Under the change, the economic commission may now accept private money and use it to promote events going on in town, with the permission of the event organizers. About … read more

Local orthodontist scales Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg recently returned from a journey to Tanzania, where he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 feet, it is the highest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. While he was in Tanzania, Langberg delivered more than 1000 toothbrushes and toothpaste for an orphanage run by the Human Outreach Project. “Dean … read more

How many voted in the primaries? Registrar’s report 25% turnout

One out of every four registered Ridgefield Republicans voted in yesterday’s Gubernatorial primary. Across the aisle, turnout was pretty much exactly the same with 1,423 out of 5,408 registered Ridgefield Democrats (26.3%) turning out at the polls to support Ned Lamont’s bid for state governor. Lamont won in a landslide in Ridgefield —1,312 votes to Joe Ganim’s 97, and he … read more