Holiday police stats: Crashes, DUIs, speeding all up

The Connecticut State Police was on duty this holiday week with increased patrols that began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 and continued until December 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Troopers patrolled roads and highways across Connecticut focusing on drivers operating under the influence of alcoholic beverages and/or drugs as well as violations committed by aggressive drivers. The … read more

What do they earn? A look at the salaries of Ridgefield's highest paid employees

What would you do with a bag of money?

Salaries make up 62% of the $90.4 million school budget for 2016-17. That’s more than $68 million. Another 19% — about $21 million — goes to employee benefits. Salaries for town departments — police, fire, highway, parks and recreation, town administration — total nearly $17.5 million, and make up 48% of the current 2016-17 year’s $36.6 million town-side budget. Another … read more

Letter: There is no such thing as a routine call for police officers

To the Editor: In the past months we have seen many vigils and marches for various causes, both nationally and locally. Some worthwhile. We have also seen many protests, I use the term lightly as they are often riots. There are several common denominators attached to these riots. There will be physical damage, harassment of peaceful assemblies, a few arrests. … read more

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