Ridgefield police share tips on fireworks safety

The Ridgefield Police Department has shared the following reminders regarding fireworks safety in advance of the Fourth of July on Wednesday: All fireworks are illegal in the state of Connecticut, with the exception of sparklers and fountains. Sparklers and fountains are defined as “non-explosive non-aerial devices that contain less than 100 grams of pyrotechnic mixture.” There are dangers associated with … read more

Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center open as cooling center Monday, Tuesday

The Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center at 195 Danbury Road, will continue to remain open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. as a heat wave cooling center today and tomorrow, July 3.  Hours of availability will be updated on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued an advisory to the Ridgefield area, calling it a dangerous … read more

National Weather Service: High heat, humidity expected through Fourth of July

The heat wave that started last weekend will continue through the Fourth of July holiday this week. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory remains in effect for southern Connecticut Monday, July, 2, with temperates expected to reach as high as 98 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat index is forecasted at 100 in some parts Fairfield County, the weather … read more

In this week’s Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines from this week’s Ridgefield Press: Town expects year-end surplus to be around $300,000. Parents call for removal of Scotland principal. Family Fourth offers fun, fireworks, and food. RHS Class of 2018: A class of activists and athletes, now graduated. Town Hall’s elms are going — soon. Selectmen ditch ‘bandshell’ talk, seek fall … read more

Fireworks to light up the Ridgefield sky July 4

Ridgefield High School will once again play host to the Ridgefield Family Fourth annual fireworks extravaganza on Wednesday, July 4 (rain date July 5).   Sponsored by Fairfield County Bank, the sky will light up at dusk but attendees are encouraged to come earlier for a picnic dinner with family and friends.  The gates open at 6 p.m. and parking … read more

Looking Back: Fireworks, flying saucers and miniskirts

Elizabeth Leonard, a member of the Board of Selectmen and part of Ridgefield political service for three decades, was planning to officially resign the following week due to poor health, the Press reported on July 2, 1992. “Mrs. Leonard announced her decision in a telephone interview from her room in Danbury Hospital. She was hospitalized June 18 with a collapsed … read more

In this week’s Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines in this week’s Ridgefield Press: Jack Herr, the man who has been wrangling military bands and bringing them to Ridgefield for the last 50 years, talks about his musical career and why he started this annual patriotic tradition five decades ago. A rollover crash on Barrack Hill Road Monday morning closed the road … read more

Army Band, Soldiers’ Chorus to play patriotic music July 1

A patriotic and musical start to the Fourth of July weekend is promised by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus. They’re planning a free outdoor performance at Veterans Park Field on the evening of Saturday, July 1, starting at 7 p.m. The concert is being hosted by American Legion Post 78. “They’re coming directly from Washington. They’re on … read more

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