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

  • The Gilded Age touches down in Ridgefield.
  • The Ridgebury cell tower continues to infuriate neighbors who have Verizon.
  • And they're not the only neighbors bothered this week: the folks over on Peaceable Street still aren't for a proposed skating club at the former Pinchbeck property.
  • Dissatisfaction must be contagious. At a school start time focus group meeting Monday night, parents of high school swimmers voiced weren't too pleased with the concept of pushing back the academic day — it would ruin athletics, they say.
  • Speaking of battles, the re-enactment that will be taking over town next weekend has a series of local events in neighboring communities like Westport and Danbury. Who's ready for their history fix?
  • History — and a lot of it with developer, Eureka — is reviewed in this week's lead story. What's the latest? Well, they're paying $250,000 in taxes every year so that's a plus.
  • There's gotta be some positive news than that out there though, right? Well, yes, The Prospector Theater is the state's Employer of the Year. 
  • Keeping with the theme of upbeat: Liz W. Garcia debuts her second directorial feature film this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. It stars Julia Garner and Juno Temple.
  • Oh, and the HAN Network's Wishes in Flight program helped send Ridgefield resident Brooke Blake to the Virgin Islands this year.
  • The budget cuts proposed by the finance board have drawn the ire of the selectmen.
  • Springtime permits are all the rave up at the town's wetlands and zoning offices.
  • Speaking of zoning, the planning commission has a new commissioner. 
  • On the editorial page, it's all about earth day: the lake association, rid litter, and e-waste collection.
  • In sports, baseball continues its early-season hot streak; lacrosse tramples an out-of-state opponent, and girls tennis stays unbeaten.
  • Also in sports, a hockey tournament in town got recognition at the New York Stock Exchange.
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