CVS intersection: Utility work on Main Street to start this summer

Renovations of Main Street including the realignment of its intersection with Prospect Street are still on the state’s to-do list, with utility test holes expected to be dug this summer, more substantial utility work projected to be the next year, and the major construction about two years away. “The project continues to move forward and we anticipate starting the bulk … read more

Main Street project pushed back a year

A renovated — and hopefully rejuvenated — Main Street is still seen as part of Ridgefield’s future. But it doesn’t look like it will be happening as soon as state and town officials had thought. “Everything’s pushed back a year,” said Charles Robbins, a Planning and Zoning Commission member tapped by First Selectman Rudy Marconi to serve as a liaison … read more

Eversource launches enhanced outage map

As part of its ongoing efforts to better meet the needs of customers, Eversource now has a new, state-of-the-art outage map that provides comprehensive information allowing customers to zero-in on details related to an outage at their home or business. With one click on the new outage map, customers can view up-to-the-minute outage information, including the number of customers affected, … read more

850 Eversource customers without power in Ridgefield Wednesday night

Editor’s note: The cause of last night’s power outage was a tree limb that knocked down a line at the corner of Danbury Road and Grove Street. Power was restored by 11:30 p.m. It was previously reported that a transformer had blown up on Grove Street. Hundreds of Ridgefield residents have been without power since 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eversource … read more

Emergency Operations Center prepares for Hurricane Florence

Ridgefield’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is monitoring Hurricane Florence along with storms Isaac and Hellene all of which are moving across the Atlantic toward the US east coast. Florence is predicted to come ashore in the Carolinas on Friday and then meander over the mid-Atlantic states as it dies. While Florence’s direct impact on the area may turn out to … read more

Monday storm recap: Lightning strikes yard, wires down

Thunder Lighting Warming

Violent, loud, and fast-moving, a thunderstorm brought firefighters to a house after a lightning strike in the yard Monday night, and knocked down utility lines in two locations in town. “The storm blew through town pretty quickly,” Fire Chief Jerry Myers said Tuesday morning, June 19. “At 261 Mimosa Circle it appears lightning struck in the yard and traveled along … read more

Friday power outage report: Eversource aims for 95% restoration by Saturday

The following message was sent out to residents by First Selectman Rudy Marconi at 2:45 Friday, May 18. Please steer clear of Eversource crews and allow them to continue restoration efforts without interruption. Eversource reports that their goal is to have 95% restoration by midnight, Saturday, (5/19). Report outages to Eversource at 800-286-2000, even if you have reported earlier. All … read more

Storm cleanup day two: Schools closed for second straight day; 14 roads remain inaccessible

Ridgefield Public Schools are closed for Thursday, May 17. The last day of school remains Friday, June 29. Kids will still have off Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. More on the schools, and their reaction to having the 14 days off this year, will be posted on theridgefieldpress.com later today. Eversource reports that more than 1,500 residents are still … read more

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