Valentine’s Day anniversary: Lowenstines renew wedding vows in Town Hall

Love was in the air in Town Hall this Valentine’s Day — like it was five years ago. Ridgefielders Sara and John Lowenstine celebrated their fifth anniversary by renewing their wedding vows in the lower level conference room with the help of Justice of the Peace Mark Robinson. The Lownestines were married by Patricia Stephenson, a justice of the peace, in Town Hall … read more

Tablao plans to open in former Fifty Coins storefront this spring

One of Main Street’s vacant storefronts will have a new tenant this spring. Tablao Wine Bar and Restaurant has announced plans to move into the former Fifty Coins space at 426 Main Street in downtown Ridgefield. Fifty Coins closed in 2016 and the location has remained unoccupied for three years. Tablao, which has a location in South Norwalk that opened … read more

Vandalism reported at Ballard Greenhouse

The Garden and Conservation Trust has reported significant damage to several glass panes at the Ballard Greenhouse in Ballard Park “Many windows were broken by rocks and coins,” said Tamera Galvin in a press release from the conservation trust.  The historic greenhouse was built in 1906 by Lord & Burnham. It is managed by the Garden and Conservation Trust, with … read more

Keeler Tavern Museum to raise money for 18th century chair restoration

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is raising money to restore an early 18th century painted banister back side chair that is on display in the Hoyt Parlor, which is the earliest room in the historic tavern and interprets the lives of the original builder and first resident, Benjamin Hoyt, and his family. The museum will be participating in … read more

Scotts Ridge security guard watches out for students — one high five at a time

Clarence Buie starts his day greeting Scotts Ridge Middle School students with what has become a time-honored ritual — a high five for each individual kid as they file through past his security guard desk. “It’s a door-opener,” Buie said as students shuffled through the halls last week. He’s developed something of a secret handshake with some of the students … read more

Grand List: Town tax base grows — about half of one percent

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Ridgefield’s tax base is creeping closer to $5 billion. Growth of close to $29 million — or 0.6% — pushed the total assessed value of taxable property in town to $4,840,327,000 for the 2019-20 fiscal year.  The $28,872,000 increase in assessed value is projected to produce $802,000 in tax revenue to help cover costs of the roughly $148 million town … read more

Haskell announces legislation to improve service on Metro North

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State Sen. Will Haskell (D-Westport) has submitted two new bills to the General Assembly intended to improve Metro-North train service. If enacted, these proposals would provide wireless internet access on trains operating on the New Haven line and provide relief to riders boarding the train in New Canaan. Haskell also highlighted his determination to reduce travel time and improve reliability. “The … read more

Cafe to open at former Cucumber and Chamomile storefront

A new cafe, Fork In The Road Market, is being proposed at the former Cucumber and Chamomile tea shop on Danbury Road. The new business received approval for a freestanding sign from the town Architectural Advisory Committee earlier this week.  It stills need approval from the town health department before it can move next door to Tony’s Corner Deli in the small brick storefront at 3 Danbury Road … read more

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