Town recognizes June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Barbara Newland, manager of the Danbury Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser, accepted a proclamation from the Town of Ridgefield last week that recognizes June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. There are 78,000 people in Connecticut with Alzheimer’s and it’s the sixth leading cause of death with no cure. To raise awareness of this disease, lampposts in Ridgefield are adorned … read more

On Exhibit: Galleries, museums and more

ART CENTERS The Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Info: Carriagebarn.org. Silvermine Galleries, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. Info: silvermineart.org. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Info: westportartscenter.org. Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Info: rgoa.org or 203-438-8863. Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: darienarts.org or 203-655-8683. Milford … read more

Secure voting for one and all is Merrill’s avowed goal

Safeguarding the integrity of Americans’ most precious possession — the right to vote in free and fair elections — was the running theme when Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill spoke to the Ridgefield League of Women’s Voters. The right to vote has changed over the years, the decades, the nation’s nearly two and half centuries of independence — … read more

Town accepts $37.6 million sewer bid

Exceeding $37 million, a construction bid for the renovation of the District I wastewater treatment plant has been accepted by the town, and is being reviewed by state environmental officials. The low bidder among four, Spectraserve Inc. of South Kearney, N.J., submitted a bid of $37,667,693 for the plant renovation work. “The qualification review has been completed by our engineering … read more

High school junior earns spot in Harvard’s summer program

Rian King, 17, of Ridgefield, a junior in the Achieve Program at Ethan Allen Preparatory, a full-day golf and education program that works in tandem with the Golf Performance Center, has been accepted into Harvard University’s Pre-College Program. The two-week summer program, taking place July 7-19, is available to high school students, ages 15-18, from around the world. To be … read more

A walk down memory lane: 50 seniors head to summer camp in Ashford

Fifty Ridgefield seniors will be taking a walk down memory lane this summer when they head to camp as part of Ridgefield’s Senior Positive Initiative Forum (SPIF). The senior forum was organized to coordinate the organizations in Ridgefield that work with older residents. This year, SPIF received a generous grant from the Leir Retreat Center to cover the cost of … read more

Ridgefield boys win FCIAC track title; girls finish third (updated)

The Ridgefield High boys outdoor track and field team celebrates its FCIAC championship.

The wait is over. For the first time in four-plus decades, the Ridgefield High boys outdoor track and field team is the conference champion. The Tigers scored 94 points to hold off Greenwich (88), Staples (82), and Danbury (78) and finish first at the FCIAC championship meet Tuesday at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. “This is our first … read more

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