Six years later, Sandy Hook shooting casts a long shadow over Ridgefield

On Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and killed 20 young children and six faculty members, after he shot his mother while she slept, before taking his own life. The horror of the act stunned the nation, and pushed legislators in Connecticut and other states to pass new laws restricting or banning … read more

Ridgefield residents to host moment of silence for Sandy Hook victims Friday (UPDATE)

Ridgefield residents will host a moment of silence and remembrance for lives lost to gun violence at the Lounsbury House from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, will speak during the ceremony. Resident Amanda Cordano is organizing the event. Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Sandy … read more

Holiday Stroll kicks off Friday

Ridgefield’s annual Holiday Stroll will light up the village business district Friday night, Nov. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “On Friday, people come into town and make their shopping list; and, on Saturday, they come back and do their buying,” said Bill Craig of Craig’s Fine Jewelry, a founder … read more

Brennan named executive director of Lounsbury House

Lounsbury House has announced the appointment of Suzanne Brennan as its new executive director. She will succeed Belinda Lasky, who stepped down on Nov. 9. Brennan comes to Lounsbury House with extensive experience in both the business and non-profit communities, including Addessi Jewelers, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and Ridgefield Playhouse. In addition, Brennan is a current member of the … read more

Jazz, Funk and Blues Weekend is Sept. 13-16

Music lovers be alert: Ridgefield will host its first ever Jazz, Funk and Blues Weekend Sept. 13-16. The jazz-rock fusion band Project Grand Slam leads off the four-day weekend on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Ballard Park, part of CHIRP’s (Concert Happenings in Ridgefield Parks) free outdoor concert series. On Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., the leader of the Cuban … read more

Susan Bysiewicz to receive lieutenant governor support in Ridgefield

Lieutenant governor nominee Susan Bysiewicz  will receive support from several elected leaders from southwestern Connecticut at the Lounsbury House Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. The press conference, featuring elected leaders from southwestern Connecticut announcing their support for Susan Bysiewicz to serve as the state’s next lieutenant governor will take place at The Lounsbury House (316 Main St, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877). Bysiewicz is a … read more

Pride Party, clambake highlight busy July at Lounsbury House

The Lounsbury House

Lounsbury House is hosting a Pride Party with Triangle Community Center from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 13. The event will feature a DJ, dancing and hors d’oeuvres The following day — Saturday, July 14 — residents can receive a free tour of Lounsbury House from 11 to 1. The July schedule also includes Lounsbury’s third annual lobster and … read more

Police to hold memorial service for fallen officers Thursday, May 24

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Ridgefield Police Department will pay its respects to members of the department who have passed away in a ceremony at Lounsbury House on Thursday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is open to members of the public who wish to honor the deceased officers, as part of the department’s annual Memorial … read more

Spring Stroll 2018: ‘It’s time to get back into town’

After a lengthy winter hibernation, Ridgefielders must be anxious to stretch their legs on Main Street and see what’s new in the village. Downtown Ridgefield merchants will be waiting for them with open arms — and doors — this weekend when the annual Spring Stroll takes over town Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “I think everyone … read more

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