Ridgefield homeowner fueled lawn mower inside his garage, sparked fire

A fire at Lakeside Drive Extension in Ridgefield last week was caused when the homeowner fueled a lawn mower inside his garage and attempted to start it, Fire Chief Jerry Myers said. “He reported that it burst into flames,” Myers said Tuesday, May 7. “The very fast moving fire caused significant damage to the garage, the bedroom directly above the … read more

Red Cross to help Ridgefield family after fire on Friday

The American Red Cross is helping a Ridgefield family — three adults and one child — after a fire Friday on Lakeside Drive. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Leo Moerkens, Mark Smith and Gabe Gillotti. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies … read more

Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during emergency surgery and another seven units to treat … read more

Rec center, Ridgefield Supply to host blood drives

Ridgefield residents may give blood at the rec center, 125 Danbury Road, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ridgefield Supply, 29 Prospect Street, will also host a blood drive two days later — on Saturday, Dec. 15 — from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, visiting … read more

Blood drive at Ridgefield Supply March 31

Ridgefield residents may give blood at Ridgefield Supply, located at 29 Prospect Street, Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767). Megan’s story In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling … read more

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