Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to speak in Ridgefield June 1

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield annual meeting on Saturday, June 1, to kick-off a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversaries of the League and the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  The public is invited to hear Secretary Merrill speak about “Voting in Connecticut” … read more

Ridgefield town and school spending: $148 million budget passes

Facing nine budget questions, Ridgefield voters approved spending for the 2019-20 fiscal year Tuesday. The annual budget referendum drew 1,725 residents to the polls — exactly 200 fewer voters than the 2018-19 referendum that took place during last year’s macroburst. “How do we get people to turn out to vote?” First Selectman Rudy Marconi wondered Tuesday night after the Board … read more

Sewer plant renovation wins commission support

Renovation plans for the District I sewer plant — including odor control systems the facility now lacks — won the tentative approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland Wetland Board on Tuesday night, May 14. Following a public hearing, the commission and board members voted unanimously to have resolutions drafted for both zoning and wetlands approvals, and brought … read more

Ridgefield property transfers: May 1-May 7

Eight houses and one condominium worth a total of $4,926,000 changed hands in deeds filed with Town Clerk Wendy Lionetti from May 1 to May 7, with $12,305 collected in conveyance taxes. Ridgefield property transfers include: 65 Topstone Road: Robert and Jennifer Rieger to David Birnkrant and Revital Amilov of The Bronx, N.Y., May 1, $690,000. 154 Minuteman Road: Trust … read more

Ridgefield voters pass town, school budgets

A $148 million operating budget passed at referendum Tuesday. Ridgefield voters approved a $47,793,923 town budget with 1,386 ‘yes’ votes to 321 ‘no’ votes. The town budget was a “zero percent increase” from the 2018-19 town operating budget. Residents also passed a $98,193,760 school budget, representing a 3.36 percent spending increase over the current year’s Board of Education budget, with … read more

Sustainable CT recognizes Ridgefield

Ridgefield was among 22 cities and towns in Connecticut recognized as the first “Sustainable CT Certified Communities” by Sustainable CT, a partnership that is working to get the state’s communities thinking about their future in sustainable terms. Ridgefield’s chapter of Sustainable CT celebrated the recognition with a tree planting in front of Lounsbury House on May 6.

Jill Katkocin named new principal at Scotland Elementary School

Jill Katkocin has been named the new principal of Scotland Elementary School. She will replace Dr. Alison Villanueva, who was named interim principal in December. Superintendent Dr. William Collins said that 38 candidates applied for the position, and that group was whittled down to four final candidates. School board chairwoman Margaret Stamatis said she was confident that Katkocin would “work hard to … read more

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