In this week’s Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines from this week’s Ridgefield Press:

  • Branchville Cemetery — unwanted, as previously reported in The Press — could be receiving repairs thanks to the state's neglected cemetery’ grant.
  • Also from a previous issue: Senior tax breaks are back on the selectmen's agenda. They want to investigate a couple of scenarios before making a decision this fall.
  • Speaking of investigators, Zoning Director Richard Baldelli and Social Service Director Tony Phillips will be doing some recon around the village in attempt to make it more accessible. Landlords beware!
  • Jesse Lee ASP shattered its own record of volunteers this past week as three groups of 80 people were dispatched to various parts of Appalachia to repair homes for those less fortunate.
  • The Ridgefield Police Department has a new officer — and a he's a local, too. Mike McKnight grew up wanting to be a cop. The dream has come true. He starts at the academy this week.
  • Scotland parents continue to push for the ouster of Principal Joanna Genovese. She was let go from Weston earlier this decade after failing to have the necessary credentials.
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