Police, firefighter to host Safety Day Sept. 23

Folks snap shots of a helicopter at Safety Day in 2014 —Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association, the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Association will host the town’s annual Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School Sunday, Sept. 23. The free event will feature a K-9 demonstration with Officer Shawn Murray and K-9 Loki. At 12:15, the Eagle … read more

Volunteer firefighters to host food truck festival Oct. 21

The Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department will host the first annual food truck festival Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Lounsberry House from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food trucks will serve a variety of food, desserts and local beer. The event will also feature live music and a 50/50 raffle. There will be a bounce house, face painting, and touch-a-truck for … read more

Helping Our Heroes: Library program for first responders, veterans to be held Sept. 25

Helping Our Heroes is panel discussion about improving the well-being of first responders and veterans that will be held at the Ridgefield Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. This program is aimed at police, firefighters, EMS personnel, 911 dispatchers, active military and veterans and the family, friends, and therapists who care about them. The panel is comprised of … read more

Firehouse to host CPR class for teens

An American Heart Association CPR course is being held for teenage students at the Ridgefield Fire Station on Oct. 10, starting at 10 a.m. This class is taught by instructors from Your Home CPR, LLC and is designed especially for young adults aged 12-17 who want to learn skills to save a life. Students will learn Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, how to use … read more

Ridgefield police: Car burglaries reported at East Ridge

Ridgefield police are investigating two car break-ins at the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School on Sunday, Sept. 9, that occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said two unlocked cars were entered. Two credit cards were taken from each car, and $80 in cash was taken out of a purse left in one of … read more

9/11 ceremony honors lives lost (SLIDESHOW)

The victims, the heroes, the falling towers — 9/11. Ridgefielders gathered as evening fell Tuesday to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the nearly 3,000 lives — including a half dozen Ridgefielders — taken that day 17 years ago. The ceremony drew some 250 people — mostly residents, but including police, firefighters, town officials, clergy — to … read more

Police, firefighters to host Safety Day Sept. 23

Folks snap shots of a helicopter at Safety Day in 2014 —Scott Mullin photo

Crash simulators, a K-9 team demonstration, and a chance for kids to get up close to Eagle One, the police helicopter — the town’s annual Safety Day is Sunday, Sept. 23. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School. Those who attend will get a chance to see … read more

Emergency Operations Center prepares for Hurricane Florence

Ridgefield’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is monitoring Hurricane Florence along with storms Isaac and Hellene all of which are moving across the Atlantic toward the US east coast. Florence is predicted to come ashore in the Carolinas on Friday and then meander over the mid-Atlantic states as it dies. While Florence’s direct impact on the area may turn out to … read more

Stratford man arrested for forgery, larceny

A Stratford man was arrested for forgery in third degree and criminal attempt at larceny in the fifth degree at the Ridgefield Police Department Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. A report said that Raymond Keene, 24, was picked up by police officers in Hamden on a warrant held by the Ridgefield Police Department. According to the report, the warrant … read more

Traffic alert: Police chief funeral, procession to close village roads Friday morning

Funeral services for Police Chief John Roche are expected to create traffic delays around the village Friday morning. Ridgefield police are warning drivers that the service for Chief Roche, who passed away at age 62 last week, will begin at St. Mary’s at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The service is expected to last an hour, and will include a flyover … read more