Teachers, town settle on salary increases under 3%

With salary increases costing the town 2.73%, 2.98% and 2.99% over the next three fiscal years, a new contract will govern the employment of Ridgefield’s roughly 460 teachers. The three-year cost to the town of the salary increases is projected at $129.6 million, based on the assumption the school system maintains the same teaching workforce. “…The board is pleased with … read more

Sunday: Typeset to Twitter — Investigative reporter Mike McIntire to speak at Darien Historical Society

Ridgefield resident Mike McIntire, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and reporter for The New York Times, will talk about changes and trends in the newspaper business over his 30-year career on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. A member of the investigative unit at The Times, McIntire got his start in journalism right out of college in 1985, when he … read more

Man killed on tracks near West Haven Metro North station Thursday morning

A 27-year -old man was killed early Thursday morning east of the West Haven Metro North station according to the MTA. Just after 6  a.m.  an unauthorized person on the tracks was fatally struck by an Amtrak train according to Nancy Gamerman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident caused  train delays in and out of New Haven of up … read more

Metro-North suspends service until further notice Wednesday night due to weather

Passengers board a train at the Noroton Heights Metro-North Rail station Tuesday morning, April 14 — Aaron G. Marsh photo

Metro-North Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line and branch service is suspended until further notice due to multiple storm-related infrastructure issues impacting the ability to safely operate trains. Metro-North is assessing the situation at various locations in order to make repairs before service can resume. Trains operated on a reduced scheduled Wednesday as a winter storm hit the area. Heavy … read more

Metro-North to operate reduced schedule Wednesday

Passengers board a train at the Noroton Heights Metro-North Rail station Tuesday morning, April 14 — Aaron G. Marsh photo

Metro-North will operate a reduced weekday schedule with some combined/cancelled trains during the morning and evening peaks. A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Wednesday through 4 a.m. Thursday. Heavy snow is expected with possible accumulations of 7 to 12 inches. Some areas in Fairfield County could see up to 14 inches. Hourly service will commence after 8 … read more

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