Westconn exhibit challenges viewers to engage

The Western Connecticut State University will present “neither here nor there (or And),” as its 2019 winter exhibition, to be held at the WCSU Visual and Performing Arts Center Art Gallery on the university’s Westside campus in Danbury. The exhibition will run from Jan. 31 through March 3. “The Department of Art decided it was important for us to create … read more

Rail lines will have positive train control by year’s end

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Branch line commuters will start the new year on safer trains. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced on Dec. 19 that every passenger rail line in Connecticut will have positive train control (PTC) installed on their systems by Dec. 31, fulfilling a recently enacted requirement by the Federal Railroad Administration for every passenger rail line in the country to implement … read more

Ridgefield police investigate bomb threats

Emailed bomb threats have created a disturbance across the country Thursday, Dec. 13, and Ridgefield is no exception. The Ridgefield Police Department has announced that its currently investigating bomb threat reports in town. “Members of our uniform and detective divisions are following up on these incidents,” the department posted on its Facebook. “The emails are similar to ones received across … read more

Editorial: Moving time

All this could be yours. The Ridgefield Press building, 16 Bailey Avenue, is on the market. —Press photo

Last month, The Press announced it had been acquired by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. This week marks the next evolution in that process as our staff transitions out of the paper’s headquarters at 16 Bailey Avenue — its home for the last eight decades — into a second-floor office space at 345 Main Street in Danbury. While it’s undoubtedly sad … read more

State rail service cuts threaten off-peak and weekend trains

No more weekend or midday trains in Branchville, and higher fares — the state budget squeeze threatens to shrink area rail service. Rail cutbacks — fare hikes amounting to 20% over four years, elimination of all the Danbury branch line weekend rail service, and dropping the branch’s weekday trains in off-peak or non-commuter hours — have been proposed by the … read more

Harlem Gospel Choir will touch your heart this holiday season

Christmas comes alive through the joyful and inspiring voices of the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir. On Dec. 16, Ives Concert Park presents A Joyful Gospel Concert for the Holidays at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus. “We know after attending this concert folks … read more

Lyme Connection targets the diseases ticks spread

“Fall is tick season,” said Karen Gaudian of the Lyme Connection. “Everybody thinks they made it through the summer so it’s over. But October, November, ticks are very active. That’s when the adult ticks are looking for that final meal before they lay their eggs. They lay 2,000 to 3,000 eggs. “It’s a very bad tick year,” she added. “Two … read more

GED, ABE classes

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, GED, Credit Diploma Program, and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes start in September in Danbury.  Registration for Credit Diploma classes is Aug. 16 and 17 (returning students) and Aug. 21 and 22 (new). Classes start Sept. 5. Registration for GED and ABE classes is Aug. 23 (returning students) and Aug. 24 (new students). … read more

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