Chamber of Commerce to hold job fairs in spring, fall

Ridgefield’s Chamber of Commerce wants to attract more workers to town — and plans to hold job fairs in the spring and fall to do just that. The first job fair will be held in the afternoon on Sunday, April 28, at the Parks and Recreation Center from noon to 4. Another will be held in the fall, ahead of … read more

SafeWalk: Women’s Center to receive steps of support Sunday

SafeWalk — a demonstration of community solidarity against domestic violence in all its forms, and a fund-raiser for the regional Women’s Center — is expected to draw a wide range of Ridgefielders including a contingent from Jesse Lee Methodist Church and the entire Ridgefield High School football team marching with their mothers. “We had 1,000 last year and we’re expecting … read more

Elizabeth V. O’Neill, 75, registered nurse

Elizabeth (Venus) O’Neill, 75, of Ridgefield, died on Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 at Cascades Assisted Living, Bethel. Liz was born at Norwalk Hospital, January 1, 1942, a daughter of Ridgefield’s former town historian and postmaster Richard Venus and Marie (Bishop) Venus. She attended Ridgefield schools, Ridgefield High School and graduated from the Danbury Hospital School of Nursing with the … read more

First-floor retail rule: Finding the carrot, not the stick

Many Ridgefield residents would rather go to Westport or New Canaan to spend an afternoon shopping and dining, and that, said landlords, is why retail space in the downtown is not in high demand. That was one of the main takeaways from Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, where 50 people — selectmen, landlords, residents, and retailers — spoke … read more

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