Teachers, town settle on salary increases under 3%

With salary increases costing the town 2.73%, 2.98% and 2.99% over the next three fiscal years, a new contract will govern the employment of Ridgefield’s roughly 460 teachers. The three-year cost to the town of the salary increases is projected at $129.6 million, based on the assumption the school system maintains the same teaching workforce. “…The board is pleased with … read more

Long Ridge Road crossing: Settlement reached in deadly 2012 train accident

The town of Redding has reached a $30,000 settlement with the estates of the two people killed when a train struck a car at the Long Ridge Road railroad crossing in Redding on Dec. 30, 2012. Attorney Thomas R. Gerarde of Howd & Ludorf in Hartford said $15,000 is going to the estate of each of those killed. Gerarde was … read more

Family of girl in train accident considers legal action

The location at the Topstone train crossing in Redding where a car was hit by a Metro-North train.

The family of a Ridgefield woman whose car was struck on the railroad tracks at Topstone Crossing in Redding is considering legal action. “I advised her to go see a lawyer or speak to someone about this,” said Nick Triantafillou, whose 21-year-old daughter, Stephanie, followed GPS directions onto the tracks. Following directions On Friday night, Jan. 12, Stephanie was driving … read more

‘I heard screaming coming from the tracks’

Witness to Friday’s train accident at Topstone describes scene Mikaela Dalessio was still awake on Friday night, Jan. 12, when she heard loud screams coming from the railroad tracks beside her Ridgefield home on Topstone Road. “I was awake in my bedroom and I heard a girl screaming for help,” said Dalessio, 20. “I looked out my window and saw … read more

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