Here are some of the stories and features in this week's Press, out today in print and e-edition:

  • A series of articles focusing on local drug use — especially prescription drugs and heroin — begins this week.
  • The Ridgefield runners in the Boston Marathon talk about the experience.
  • The town is planning a gun buyback program, using private funds.
  • The “spray bay” is back and will face the voters this time.
  • GIPO eats sewage and garbage to generate electricity. Ridgefield is looking at this new system.
  • Meet Shirley Hughes, Ridgefield’s Teacher of the Year.
  • The town may turn down some open space gifts because it costs too much to accept them.
  • Owners of the North Street property for which affordable housing was rejected are suing the town.
  • Murph’s thoughts focus on Boston.
  • A young filmmaker from Ridgefield has a documentary in the upcoming 24th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Jordan Evans-Boyajian’s film is titled CANVAS.
  • An art storage facility is planned for Route 7.
  • The healthful properties of salt have prompted a Ridgefield mother to open a salt cave in town.
  • St. Stephen’s Church has long had a program for children whose mothers are in the prison at Bedford.
  • A Ridgefield Realtor went above and beyond to help a man with MS find the right home.
  • The refrigerator can be a dangerous place — and not because of calories.
  • A monumental scandal forced the town to go into debt  more than two centuries ago.
  • The Filgates will be back in town, bringing the 60s with them.
  • RHS Senior Class in 1988 wanted a take-off on a Bud can on their class shirts. After all, they were (they said), the “King of Classes.” The principal said nay nay.
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