Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

Ridgefield returns home, DeLuca shuts down Ludlowe

Playing at home for the first time since an ill-advised drying effort led to a fire that closed the field and made national news, the Ridgefield High baseball team relied on a trademark performance for a big win. Junior righthander Matt DeLuca scattered six hits as the Tigers edged previously unbeaten Fairfield Ludlowe, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Governor Park. … read more

Fabbri and staff back coaching Ridgefield baseball team

As Ridgefield was taking on Trumbull Friday afternoon, Ridgefield coach Paul Fabbri and his coaching staff were being informed they could return. After a fire was set using gasoline as an accelerant in an attempt to dry off the infield at Governor’s Park Field April 6 prior to a game against Amity, Fabbri and two of his assistants, Tom Neville and Len … read more

Ridgefield Little League announces Jensen Field

Ridgefield’s first fully ADA-compliant baseball field will be dedicated to a family that’s familiar with giving back to the community. The Jensen family, who opened the nonprofit Prospector Theater in 2014 with a mission of providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities, will be the sponsors of Ridgefield Little League’s new lighted baseball field on Route 7. Ridgefield Little League unveiled the name … read more

DeLuca’s one-hitter leads Ridgefield past Trumbull

Matt DeLuca throws a pitch during Ridgefield's 2-0 win over Trumbull. — Andy Hutchison photo

Seeking to bounce back from its first loss of the season, the Ridgefield High baseball team got exactly what it needed: Ace Matt DeLuca on the hill. DeLuca allowed only one hit in six and two-thirds sharp innings as the Tigers defeated Trumbull, 2-0, on Friday in Trumbull. Reliever Jack Bohrer got the last out after DeLuca exited because of … read more

Governor Park reopens in Ridgefield following gasoline-fueled field fire

Governor Park in Ridgefield has been reopened after an infield fire left tens of thousands in damages over the weekend. First Selectman Rudy Marconi said new soil was delivered at the site Thursday, April 11, and that parks and recreation employees took about six to seven hours finishing the restoration job. “The good news is the field looks great, it … read more

Ridgefield rallies to beat Greenwich

Ridgefield imposed its will first during Wednesday’s matchup against FCIAC boys lacrosse rival Greenwich — scoring five of the game’s first six goals — before the momentum swiftly swung in the Cardinals’ favor. Then it was the Tigers’ turn to respond. Trailing by two goals after leading by four, Ridgefield finished strong, scoring the final five goals in a well-earned … read more

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