45th annual RVNA Health and Wellness Fair set for May 4

The RVNA Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 2 at East Ridge Middle School. The free event is open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. Ample parking is available at East Ridge, and additional parking is available at St. Andrew’s Church (6 Ivy Hill Road), Chef’s Warehouse (100 East Ridge Road), RVNA … read more

World Irish Dancing Championships: Middle schooler prepares for spring break competition

The reel, the slip jig, the light jig and the hop jig — Ridgefield resident Maddie Molloy has been celebrating two thousand year of Irish folk dancing tradition ever since she was four years old. The East Ridge Middle School seventh grader began practicing the dance steps after attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greenwich almost a decade ago. … read more

East Ridge band students shine at regional festival

The Connecticut Music Educator’s Association held its annual western regional music festival at Wilton High School March 16. Middle school band students auditioned this past December vying for spots in the concert band and jazz band. Towns participating ranged geographically from New Fairfield to Greenwich, from Trumbull and Bridgeport, and every town in between. Six band students from East Ridge … read more

Trucks, trees, and servers: Capital budget lists projects and purchases

A $4.5-million capital budget — major purchases and projects to be paid for with borrowing — was approved by the Board of Selectmen for 2019-20 and will be reviewed by the Board of Finance. “It’s a little higher than we had hoped,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said of list that includes requests by all town departments and the school system. … read more

ERMS celebrates Pi Day, Albert Einstein’s birthday

The excitement was evident last Thursday, March 14, at East Ridge Middle School as students celebrated Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday. Students in Mrs. Kay’s seventh grade math classes dedicated the entire day to learning about the most famous irrational number, Pi (π). Pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, has mesmerized mathematicians for centuries. The … read more

East Ridge students to perform The Music Man, Jr. next weekend

Audiences can take a step back in time this weekend and enjoy East Ridge Middle School’s spring 2019 musical, “The Music Man, Jr.” A committed ensemble of students will transport you to River City, Iowa, 1912, with a show full of quirky characters, memorable music, and classic Broadway charm. The show will take place Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March … read more

East Ridge students break Pi Day record — in June

School cancellations and blustery weather prevented East Ridge Middle School’s seventh grade students from celebrating Pi Day on the traditional date of March 14. However, a very belated celebration took place on June 20 with no less excitement. “Better late than never,” said math teacher Maria Kay. Students in Mrs. Kay’s math classes learned about the most famous irrational number … read more

School board to host budget hearings Saturday, Monday

Voters will get to voice their opinions about the proposed 2019-20 school budget public hearings later this week and early next week. The Board of Education will host its annual weekend budget hearing Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., in the auditorium of Scotts Ridge Middle School. The board will also hold a second public hearing during its normal meeting … read more

School repairs spark debate

Sometimes snippy exchanges gave way to a more collaborative mood as the selectmen and a trio of school board members talked their way through a long and costly-looking list of needed repairs to school buildings and grounds. “Coleytown Middle School in Westport is a good warning to us here,” said Doug Silver, referring to a mold-plagued building that’s been making … read more

School infrastructure woes raise concern at education, finance board meetings

Water fountains boarded over at Ridgebury Elementary School, a crack running through Scotts Ridge Middle School, pavement at the front of Branchville Elementary School that “looks like it was paved one pothole at a time,” bathroom stall doors that won’t close at Ridgefield High School, dilapidated front steps at East Ridge Middle School  — the town’s nine public schools are … read more

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