Marine unit names new officers for year

The Ridgefield Detachment of the Marine Corps League recently installed newly elected officers to serve in 2017.

Richard Truitt, a Norwalk resident, becomes commandant. Stan Kurpiewski of New Fairfield is the junior vice commandant. Robin Montgomery, recently retired as police chief of Brookfield and as commandant of the Ridgefield Detachment, will be the new judge advocate. Chris Powers, a police detective in Weston, will again be the senior vice commandant.

Since 1972 the detachment has conducted the annual Toys For Tots campaign in 11 towns in Fairfield County, including Ridgefield.