Ridgefield High School student creates baseball equipment drive to help underprivileged kids

Will Carbonari, a rising junior at Ridgefield High School, has created a baseball equipment drive to benefit children who do not have the means to purchase equipment to play the sport. Will is collecting used bats, gloves, helmets, baseballs, catcher’s gear and cleats for a non-profit organization called Pitch in For Baseball whose mission is to collect used baseball equipment … read more

Letter: Remember Little League in your year-end donations

Aidan Bogursky slides into third base during a Little League tournament game earlier this season. Ridgefield lost to Fairfield American in the opening round of the state sectionals Wednesday. - Scott Mullin photo

To the Editor: As Ridgefield’s oldest youth sports organization, we are a non-profit made up of volunteer moms and dads and are proud that we’ve never asked for help beyond player fees and our annual pancake breakfast. That’s been possible thanks to the tremendous support of Ridgefield families through the years. Now, after more than 60 years of helping thousands … read more

Little League ballfield wins final approval

Night baseball is coming to Sanford Station Road at the intersection of Route 7 and Simpaug Turnpike on the Ridgefield-Redding town line. Ridgefield Little League received final zoning and wetlands permit approvals Tuesday, July 18, to allow 2.5 acres there to be the site for a baseball field with lighting, 59 parking spaces, and two bathrooms, snack and storage building. … read more

Divided on the diamond: Proposed baseball field pushed to third hearing (VIDEO)

Will Little League baseball players get a new field off of Route 7? It’s hard to say; the community remains divided. At a second public hearing for the proposed field Tuesday, June 6, 13 people spoke — six in favor and seven opposed, including an attorney and ecological expert hired by dissenting neighbors. The field, which would be on the … read more

Baseball field gets hearing Tuesday

Concerned about player safety and increased traffic, neighbors remained steady in their opposition as the second hearing for a proposed Little League baseball field approaches. The field, which would be at the intersection of Route 7 and Simpaug Road, will be up for debate again in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission at a continued public hearing Tuesday, June … read more

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