Looking Back: Lake gets carp

“In the largest stocking of weed-eating carp in the state, the Fox Hill Lake Association released 500 carp into Fox Hill Lake,” The Ridgefield Press reported 25 years ago, May 21,1992. “Lake Association President Ellen Burns cites at least five kinds of unwanted weeds as well as algae the carp will eat.” Today Ridgefielders see Burns at Books on the … read more

First-floor retail: Incentives, not regulations

A thriving village with shoppers, families milling around, and convenient parking — the dream for a small retailer looking to set up shop. But is that what Ridgefield is currently offering? According to downtown landlords, not exactly. “By putting in a regulation forcing people [landlords] to try to find people [retail renters], I think it’s counterproductive,” said Wayne Biddle, owner … read more

Bailey Avenue could get five parking spots

Who wants more parking in the village? Police Chief John Roche was taking measurements on Bailey Avenue Monday morning and counted five spots — on the Turkey Ridge side of the street — that could possibly be added to give downtown shoppers more options to leave their cars. The potential parking spaces would require parallel maneuvering from drivers, similar to … read more

Battle reenactment to close Main Street from 10:30 to 2 Saturday

Saturday’s battle reenactment will close Main Street from about 10:30 to 2, with southbound traffic diverted down Pound Street to High Ridge, and letting out onto West Lane (Route 35), where it can return to Main Street at the fountain or go west toward New York. Northbound traffic will be diverted down Branchville Road (Route 102) to East Ridge and … read more

Batter up! New baseball field gets hearing in May

A small concession stand serving hot dogs, picnic tables with umbrellas providing shade, and  batting cages for young sluggers practicing their swing — there’s nothing quite like spending time at a baseball field during the spring and summer months. And with the weather turning warm and sunny this week, it’s getting easier to envision Ridgefield’s newest baseball field. The Ridgefield … read more

Moccia, Wilmot reappointed to Parking Authority

Two Parking Authority members — Ancient Mariner owner Jessica Wilmot and former Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia — were reappointed by the selectmen Feb. 8. The Parking Authority hopes to begin making some progress on the recommendations of the retail and parking studies done by consultants SCRE Advisors from Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate in Westport, Moccia told the Board of Selectmen. … read more

Ridgefield Supply plans to fix parking lot

The Planning and Zoning Commission received a site plan revision to modify the parking lot at the Ridgefield Supply Company Tuesday night. Assistant Planner Adam Schnell said trucks are having trouble moving in and out of the property. “They’re getting rid of the curbs to ensure that the trucks can navigate,” he said. Planning Director Joanne Meder will review the … read more

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