Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

Letter: People responsible for field fire should atone for their actions

To the Editor: I read with astonishment the story of the field fire in last week’s Press and all I could say was, “Are you kidding me? How dumb do you think we are?” According to the article, 75-100 people witnessed the incident yet nobody knows who is responsible. How does that happen? Mr. Marconi stated he does not believe … read more

Fabbri and staff back coaching Ridgefield baseball team

As Ridgefield was taking on Trumbull Friday afternoon, Ridgefield coach Paul Fabbri and his coaching staff were being informed they could return. After a fire was set using gasoline as an accelerant in an attempt to dry off the infield at Governor’s Park Field April 6 prior to a game against Amity, Fabbri and two of his assistants, Tom Neville and Len … read more

Governor Park reopens in Ridgefield following gasoline-fueled field fire

Governor Park in Ridgefield has been reopened after an infield fire left tens of thousands in damages over the weekend. First Selectman Rudy Marconi said new soil was delivered at the site Thursday, April 11, and that parks and recreation employees took about six to seven hours finishing the restoration job. “The good news is the field looks great, it … read more

Superintendent puts three Ridgefield baseball coaches on administrative leave

Superintendent Dr. William Collins has place three Ridgefield High School varsity baseball coaches on administrative leave pending the conclusion of a police investigation into who poured gasoline on the team’s field at Governor Park and lit it on fire. Dr. Collins announced his decision in a letter to parents Tuesday, April 9. “At this point, we do not believe the … read more

Cops call for community assistance with baseball field fire investigation

Who poured gasoline onto the infield of Ridgefield’s Governor Park and lit it ablaze? Photos on social media show both baseball teams — Ridgefield and Amity — in the dugout Saturday afternoon, and video footage during the fire shows a combination of parents and coaches trying to smother the flames with dirt. First Selectman Rudy Maroni said the incident was … read more

Environmental hazard? Baseball field blaze caught on video

@GameTimeCT @amityathletics @SPBowley Field Maintenance at Governors Field in Ridgefield. First responders currently on scene. Game being moved? Environmental Hazard? pic.twitter.com/9eKd2JcBJC — NortonAmityTeacher (@AmityNorton) April 6, 2019 The town of Ridgefield is looking at a $50,000 environmental cleanup bill after someone poured gasoline on a wet baseball diamond and set it ablaze in an attempt to dry the field quicker. … read more

Ciuccoli Field repairs estimated to cost $50,000

As police investigate who dumped gasoline and set it on fire at Ciuccoli Field Saturday morning, the Town of Ridgefield has begun its costly cleanup process.  Six to eight inches of gas-soaked soil was excavated from the infield Saturday night into Sunday afternoon, and five or six containers of contaminated dirt will be transported from the site tomorrow — Monday, … read more

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