Town to seek money from homeowners after Richardson Drive floods in April, June

Two mudslides near the intersection of Richardson Drive and Ashbee Lane — one in mid-April and another in late June — caused $10,000 in cleanup costs, and a Richardson Drive couple might be responsible for covering the bill. According to files at the town’s planning office, Zoning Enforcement Officer Richard Baldelli and Wetlands Agent Beth Peyser visited the home of … read more

Fire chief advises residents on preparing for emergencies

A full bathtub, a LED flashlight, a tank of gas — those were just some of the things town agencies advise residents to have on hand in case of a storm or other emergency. But for senior citizens living in this suburban town that sometimes feels more rural than urban, disaster preparation means stocking up on things like oxygen tanks, … read more

Heatwave this weekend

If your air-conditioning isn’t up and running yet, now might be a good time. Forecasts project a heatwave this weekend that could continue into next week, with max temperatures in the 90’s, according to a weather update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More pressingly, the heat index — what the temperature actually feels like — could rise as … read more

Friday power outage report: Eversource aims for 95% restoration by Saturday

The following message was sent out to residents by First Selectman Rudy Marconi at 2:45 Friday, May 18. Please steer clear of Eversource crews and allow them to continue restoration efforts without interruption. Eversource reports that their goal is to have 95% restoration by midnight, Saturday, (5/19). Report outages to Eversource at 800-286-2000, even if you have reported earlier. All … read more

Eversource: 1,404 residents without power

  Almost 24 hours after Winter Storm Quinn began, 1,404 Ridgefield residents remain without power, according to Eversource’s website. That’s about 13% of the power company’s customers in town without service at about 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 8. Eversource Media Representative Mitch Gross said crews are looking at a multi-day recovery effort. He would not give a more specific time … read more

What’s closed? Here’s a list of Ridgefield businesses, offices, and schools not opening Wednesday

Wednesday’s winter storm forecast has Ridgefield businesses, offices, and schools already in cancellation mode. The RVNA spelling bee scheduled for tomorrow night has already been postponed, ditto for the Boys and Girls Club Future Leaders Career Fair. Below is an unofficial list of Ridgefield stores and offices that have closed Wednesday, March 7. The Press will keep updating this list: Ridgefield … read more

CERT seeks drone pilots

A fully loaded drone can cost upwards of $2,000 (plus camera equipment), will stabilize itself in winds up to 30 mph, and requires a special pilot’s license from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly for commercial use. It also sounds like a swarm of particularly angry bees when taking off. Standing outside the Yanity gym last Thursday, Dec. 7, Sean … read more

Storm's A-Comin': Schools, library, banks — all closed Tuesday

All Ridgefield Public Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow — March 14 — due to the incoming blizzard. The storm is expected to begin around midnight and continue on to late Tuesday afternoon. In addition to the schools, here’s a list of businesses, meetings events that have announced the closures, cancellations, and postponements due to the storm: Thursday’s show … read more

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