Circle Drive bed and breakfast gets second hearing Wednesday

A second public hearing for the proposed two-bedroom bed-and-breakfast on Circle Drive will take place Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room in the Town Hall Annex. The application, which was submitted by Tom and Cathy Savoca this summer, has drawn concern from the couple’s neighbors on Circle Drive and Hobby Drive. The neighbors believe … read more

B&B hearing draws big crowd, extension

What’s the difference between a bed-and-breakfast and a hotel? That was the debate at Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing, where an application for a proposed bed-and-breakfast on Circle Drive was presented to a crowd of about 100 neighboring residents. Attorney Peter Olson, who represents Hobby Drive residents Rob and Claudia Pacifico, spoke first and told the commission … read more

Zoning commission extends hearing for bed and breakfast, club expansion

Two speakers down, 37 more to go. That was the result of Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission which drew a large crowd in opposition to a proposed bed and breakfast on Circle Drive.  The commission heard from applicants Thomas and Catherine Savoca and attorney Peter Olson, who represents neighbors Rob and Claudia Pacifico, but ran out of time to hear from a majority of … read more

Letter: A little perspective, please

To the Editor: Ridgefield is a beautiful, welcoming community which we all love. I’ve been saddened to see that some of the recent editorials about the application to open a two-bedroom B&B have degenerated into untruths and personal insult hurling. Can we agree that we are all good people, albeit with different perspectives, and engage in civil discourse? Ridgefield carefully … read more

Letter: Could a B&B turn into a hotel?

To the Editor: Residential neighbors were troubled to learn that Tom and Cathy Savoca, applicants to operate their home at 47 Circle Drive as a commercial bed-and-breakfast in the middle of a residential neighborhood, purchased the vacant lot adjacent to them. This clearly presents a risk that the Savocas will expand their operation beyond the two bedrooms they are initially … read more

Circle Drive bed and breakfast: Land purchase bothers neighbors

A quaint bed-and-breakfast contained to two bedrooms in a single house? Or a booming, multi-lot hospitality business that threatens neighborhood tranquility?   The game’s afoot on Circle Drive, where neighbors have created dueling lawn signs, websites, and digital newsletters in advance of an Oct. 17 public hearing in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Homeowners Tom and Cathy Savoca … read more

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