Ridgefield Library chosen for ‘Founding Era’ public programming grant

The Ridgefield Library has announced that it has been awarded the Revisiting the Founding Era Grant to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes. “The library is honored to be one of only a hundred libraries nationwide, and one of only two in Connecticut, to receive this grant,” said Brenda McKinley, Ridgefield Library … read more

Anthony Ippoliti joins town Parking Authority

There's free, all-day parking in the Governor Street lot between the Boys and Girls Club and the new RVNA construction site. —Jake Kara photo

After combat with the Marines in Fallujah, Iraq, and working in the Middle East and Asia on “national security, diplomacy and defense issues” for the federal government, Anthony Ippoliti can probably handle the issues encountered by Ridgefield’s sometimes embattled Parking Authority. “We need diplomacy,” Selectmen Bob Hebert told him. “You may even need your background on defense issues.” The Board … read more

Commission on Aging to host holiday celebration party Monday

The Commission on Aging will host a holiday celebration in the Ridgefield Town Hall Conference Room Monday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Attendees can enjoy refreshments provided by Meals on Wheels. At the event, residents can give feedback on the commission’s upcoming “Speaker Series” for 2019. For more information, visit ridgefieldct.org/commission-aging

Ridgefield happenings: Richardson Park cleanup, sing-alongs, and ‘Hot Stove League’

The following is a list of Ridgefield happenings: Richardson Park cleanup is Sunday “Richardson Park needs the Ridgefield community’s help,” said Ross Clark. “Litter is covering this park from the parking lot all the way down to the water’s edge. “ Volunteers are being asked to attend a cleanup the lakeside event Sunday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 … read more

‘We came up short:’ Ridgefield Winter Club withdraws special permit application

A “firing range” of hockey slapshots proved to be loud enough to stop the Ridgefield Winter Club from being built at 340 Peaceable Street — for now. The club, which submitted plans in July 2018 for an outdoor ice rink, an indoor clubhouse, and other maintenance buildings that would total more than 18,000 square feet on the nearly six-acre property, … read more

First-ever Hanukkah walk on Main Street draws big crowd

The first ever Hanukkah walk on Main Street took place last week. Children and adults made stops at all the participating Main Street shops, including Debra Ann’s, Squash’s, Neumann Real Estate, Toy Chest and KaFo, where they enjoyed special holiday-themed foods. The walk continued to the menorah, where live music got everyone in the Hanukkah spirit. Ridgefield Police Chief Jeff … read more

Jesse Lee to host four candlelight Christmas Eve services

Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church offers four opportunities to worship in candlelight services on Christmas Eve. Traditional services will be held in the sanctuary at 4 and 6 p.m. A contemporary service will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Carriage House, at the far end of the church parking lot. And all are welcome to a traditional service … read more

Cathy Savoca joins planning commission

Having persevered through the daunting land use application process and endured some occasionally nasty public debate over plans to open a bed and breakfast a year ago, Cathy Savoca was welcomed as the Planning and Zoning Commission’s new member Saturday, Dec. 1. Commissioners voted 6-to-0 to appoint her to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tim Dunphy, who’d … read more

School board backs down on start times (UPDATE)

Ridgefield High School students won’t be setting their alarm clocks an hour later next year. The Board of Education voted Monday, Dec. 10, to throw out a decision it made in October 2017 to implement later start times for the 2019-20 school year. “I think you heard the board saying that at some point this could come back … but … read more

Ridgefield residents to host moment of silence for Sandy Hook victims Friday (UPDATE)

Ridgefield residents will host a moment of silence and remembrance for lives lost to gun violence at the Lounsbury House from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, will speak during the ceremony. Resident Amanda Cordano is organizing the event. Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Sandy … read more

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