Former Ridgefield Press reporter dies at 59

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RIDGEFIELD — William Street, a former Ridgefield Press reporter and town resident, died last week in Boston. He was 59.

His death on March 10 was the result of a long illness, according to his obituary.

Street worked as a reporter for The Press, “his hometown newspaper,” after he graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1984, the obituary stated.

The following year, he began working at Wooster School in Danbury, where he had graduated in 1980. There, he would have a 25-year career as a high school teacher, dean and coach, the obituary stated.

William Lockwood Street was born Feb. 18, 1962, in Queens, N.Y. to Marcia Larson Street and Lockwood Dexter Street. He grew up in Ridgefield and was an honors student and co-captain of the varsity basketball team at Wooster.

At Williams College, he dual-majored in history and religion and “made several close friendships, which lasted throughout his life.”

“Street was a voracious reader and a lifelong collector of books. He loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic traveler,” the obituary said.

He is survived by his mother, sister Jennifer Street and brother Richard Street. He was predeceased by his father, according to his obituary.

A date for his memorial service has not yet been announced.