Drug overdose causes crash on Danbury Road

A Wilton man was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane on Danbury Road at 11:38 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Ridgefield police said the 29-year-old driver crashed his car into a guardrail near the area of 746 Danbury Road. An investigation revealed the driver was unconscious due to a drug overdose. He was … read more

Letter: Words about addiction — written or spoken — will save lives

To the Editor: Thank you to the Ridgefield Press for their candid article about the tragic overdose death of Dave Anderson. We would like to express our condolences to the Anderson family, and thank them for their courage in sharing their story with our community. All too often the stigma gets in the way of the truth of the pain … read more

Addiction tale: Battles, a life lost, grief

Drugs, more serious drugs, addiction, rehab, hope, relapse, rehab again — it’s a long, heartbreaking tale. For David Anderson, a member of Ridgefield High School’s Class of 2005, it ended Jan. 5. He died, at age 29, of a heroin overdose at a halfway house in Torrington. For his parents, Ridgefielders Eleanor and James Anderson, it’s something they’ll struggle with … read more

Ridgefield man found dead in Torrington

The Ridgefield Press

A 29-year-old Ridgefield man died from a suspected drug overdose in Torrington Thursday night, according to a report from The Register Citizen. Torrington Police Lt. Bart Barown told The Register Citizen Friday that the man was pronounced dead at the scene after his roommate had found him unresponsive and called 911. Lt. Barown said that a powder substance was seized as part … read more

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