In this week’s Ridgefield Press
- Budget voters helped approve a 1.92% tax increase Tuesday. The school budget, which received the most 'no' votes, passed by a much wider margin then it did in 2016.
- An untimely death on Danbury Road is being ruled as a suspected drug overdose, police say. The incident took the life of a 22-year-old Ridgefield man.
- There's a food drive this weekend — and it's as simple as leaving goods in your mailbox Saturday. The mailman will do the rest!
- Run Like a Mother celebrates 10 years Sunday at Yanity. Hopefully, the rain will hold off this year.
- The world's cheesiest pizza will have its lineage traced back to Ridgefield once the Guinness Book of World Records makes an official ruling on the 109-cheese pizza that was crafted last Thursday.
- The sewer plant renovation plans that were pitched two weeks ago received public hearing earlier this month. The bottom line is what scared residents the most: $42 million.
- A local rocket club will compete for a national championship.
- They're not the only club going to nationals: RHS' debate team is also headed for national in Hartford today — Thursday, May 11.
- Speaking of Hartford, on the editorial page, Ridgefield state representative John Frey talks about tolls and the ongoing debate going on between Democrats and Republicans in the state's capitol.
- Budget voting might be over but that doesn't mean it isn't time to look at the importance — and future — of the Annual Town Meeting, one columnist posits. Should we bother to even have one if it was conducted the way last Monday's meeting went down at the Playhouse?
- The Ridgefield High School honor roll is on page 8.
- The town has four new restaurants — and possibly a fifth — opening up over the next couple of months. They're led by some familiar faces; and some not so familiar faces.
- Sunset Hall is on the market — and will receive a luxury auction next Friday.
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