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

Tri-board meeting is Tuesday in town hall annex

The tri-board meeting — the annual town meeting of the Board of Finance, Board of Selectmen, and Board of Education — will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the Board of Education conference room in the town hall annex, located at 66 Prospect Street. The meeting typically looks at the town’s financial picture … 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

Zoners approve Pamby gas station expansion

  Pamby Motors — the Sunoco gas station and body shop at the corner of Grove Street and Danbury Road — was given the green light for a 20-foot expansion on the rear of the building at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Dec. 4. Architect Peter Coffin of Doyle Coffin Architecture said the plan is to also clean … 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 Winter Club withdraws special permit application

On the eve of its final public hearing in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Ridgefield Winter Club has withdrawn its special permit application. The eighth and final hearing will still be held as planned at East Ridge Middle School at 7 p.m. tonight — Wednesday, Dec. 12, according to Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti. “The applicant is still … read more

Catoonah Street apartments to include office space

More apartments and one less restaurant. The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve a special permit for renovations to 23 ½ Catoonah Street, the former location of Tigers’ Den Sports Bar and Grill, at its Dec. 4 meeting. Attorney Bob Jewell, who represents Sturges Properties, said the former Tigers’ Den building will be converted into five residential units and … read more

Prevention Council adds Erica Ippoliti

An elementary school teacher, soccer coach, and mother of three, Erica Ippoliti has joined the Ridgefield Prevention Council. She was named to a vacancy on the council by a 4-to-0 vote of the Board of Selectmen on Nov. 28. “As a teacher I can bring the perspective of what I am seeing,” Ippoliti told the selectmen. Ippoliti previously taught kindergarten … read more

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