Voters approve Schlumberger leases

The Board of Selectmen — tasked with selling the Schlumberger property the town bought back in December 2011 — breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday night when voters approved a pair of $1-a-year leases that the selectmen have worked on over the last several months. Under the proposed leases, which more than 130 residents unanimously voted to approve, the Philip Johnson Building will be … read more

Selectmen look to eliminate or consolidate town positions

Town employee positions will fall under scrutiny — and maybe the budget axe — as the selectmen seek to hold down town spending in the coming 2017-18 budget. A focus on “positions we can eliminate” was raised by Selectmen Bob Hebert at the board’s first budget meeting Monday night. “Looking at positions,” Hebert said to First Selectman Rudy Marconi, “the … read more

Leases for two Schlumberger buildings head for public hearings, town meeting

A new Ridgefield-based theater group and a New Canaan design firm have worked out proposed $1-a-year leases with the town for two of the three remaining Schlumberger property buildings. The Board of Selectmen approved the lease agreements last week and scheduled public hearings on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and a town meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22, both at 7:30 p.m. in … read more

Town mum on fire chief violation

New Ridgefield Fire Department Chief Kevin Tappe, left, with Jerry Myers, who was named assistant chief, filling the position left by Chief Tappe. Chief Tappe has been acting chief since former Chief Heather Burford left the department for a Florida fire department.

Fire Chief Kevin Tappe has retired, ending a nearly five-decade career in firefighting, and the town’s investigation into an unspecified “violation of town policy” that had him on administrative leave the last three weeks. The fire department is now being led by assistant chief — redesignated acting chief — Jerry Myers, and town officials are fending off requests for further … read more

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