Ridgefielders plan to protest at Women’s March in New York City Saturday

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the march organizers in regards to comments made on Facebook.  Organizers for the town chapter of the Women’s March plan to protest in New York City once again at this year’s rally on Saturday, Jan. 19. Aimee Berger-Girvalo, who organized buses to the first march in Washington, D.C., … read more

School of Rock House Band prepares for performance at The Bitter End

Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Joni Mitchell. Following in the footsteps of folk heroes might be seem like a tall task for most musicians but for 11 aspiring performers from Ridgefield’s School of Rock House Band, Saturday night’s show at New York City’s landmark nightclub, The Bitter End, marks a great opportunity — a chance to create their own history on … read more

Project Heart donates coats, socks to homeless

On Dec. 21, 13 teens and six adults from Ridgefield’s Project Heart set off to New York City to distribute food, clothes and some holiday cheer to the homeless on the streets of New York. Project Heart teamed up with the nonprofit organization Midnight Run (midnightrun.org) to coordinate the event. Several weeks before, Project Heart members solicited donations from residents … read more

Marchers plan to take on gun violence in Hartford, New York and Washington D.C Saturday

Advocates supporting the March for Our Lives movement against gun violence are participating in marches Saturday, March 24, with contingents of Ridgefielders committed to the cause planning to go Hartford, New York and Washington D.C. Two buses to the march in Hartford are being organized by The Women’s March – Ridgefield Chapter, and people — including a number of Ridgefield … read more

Young pianist performs in Manhattan twice

Fifteen-year-old Ridgefield resident Ava Turner, a home-schooled 10th grade student and pianist, performed the Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47, in the Gifted Young People’s Concert sponsored by the Leschetizky Association at the Greenwich House Music School in Manhattan on Feb. 25. She was selected by the judges to perform in the Annual Awards Concert on March … read more

Earthquake rattles Ridgefield residents

Ridgefield residents woke Wednesday morning feeling a bit rattled. That’s because a  magnitude 2.2 earthquake was registered in the Lake Mohegan area of New York — west of Goldens Bridge — at 6:14 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Several residents posted on social media about the quake. “Rattled windows in Ridgebury,” said one resident on Facebook, “deep rumble.” … read more

Letter: Press prints letters without a bias

All this could be yours. The Ridgefield Press building, 16 Bailey Avenue, is on the market. —Press photo

To the Editor: I read an interesting article last Thursday regarding your coverage about the Women’s March to New York City, as well an interesting new term — “verbal sewage” allegedly used in the White House vis-a-vis, March for Life, DOW/Stock Market surge, and increase in employment in last quarter. I have been a Ridgefielder for over four years and … read more

Shaban, former GOP state rep, to run for attorney general


Former Republican state Rep. John Shaban announced Tuesday his intention to form a candidate committee to run for Connecticut attorney general. Shaban will be filing paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and has already spoken with most of the Republican gubernatorial candidates and the Republican Attorneys General Association about his plans. “Connecticut’s economy continues to underperform, starving our citizens … read more

Run to end the stigma of addiction

Gary Mendell and his son Brian, who took his own life in 2011 when he could no longer cope with the stigma of addiction.

As many of you know, after an almost 10-year battle with addiction, my son Brian lost his life on Oct. 20, 2011. More tragically, it was not just addiction that took my son’s life. It was also the shame and isolation he felt so often. I often think about Brian’s last visit home. One his last day home, we had … read more

Near-hour delays on Metro-North New Haven line Saturday morning due to signal problems

Passengers board a train at the Noroton Heights Metro-North Rail station Tuesday morning, April 14 — Aaron G. Marsh photo

The New Haven line of Metro-North rail road  is experiencing extensive delays due to signal problems relating to utility work in Cos Cob Saturday morning. Currently the MTA estimates delays up to 50 minutes due to signal problems as per its website as of 9:16. MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan told The Darien Times Saturday morning he was not certain how … read more

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