RHS senior at drug forum: Town can do more

Drugs in between classes, binge drinking on the weekends — that’s the reality for a large part of the Ridgefield High School population, according to Luke St. Pierre. The RHS senior spoke to a crowd of about 50 people at a substance abuse forum sponsored by Ridgefield Library Feb. 1. The event — also co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Prevention Council … read more

Howell and Butcher to wed

Tim and Andrea Howell of Ridgefield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Anne, to William Edward Butcher, son of John and Heidi Butcher of Washington, N.H. Howell graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2009 and Bucknell University in 2013. Butcher is also a 2013 Bucknell University graduate. The couple works for Moderna Therapeutic in Cambridge, Mass. A July … read more

Stronger Voices features freshmen voices

Stronger Voices, A Night of Original Works Combating Violence, continues this weekend at Ridgefield High School’s Black Box Theatre with performances on Feb. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. The cast of 22 students includes 10 freshmen who have embraced the opportunity to perform, as well as to create work and tackle challenging subject matter. The scenes face issues head-on, … read more

School start times: Consultant hired to fix bus routes

A bus carrying four kids is unacceptable, and that’s why the school district has hired a consultant to make its bus routes more efficient for the 2017-18 year. “I’ve been standing out there with my dog, and I can tell you that there are some buses — full-sized buses — going out with four kids on it,” said Board of … read more

Aerospace student studies drone data

Thomas Franco, a University of Cincinnati graduate student, is working on his master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Franco, whose discipline is unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), is writing his thesis on drone data collection. Franco has taken a university-owned drone and redesigned it with a Pixhawk 4 flight system and a Raspberry Pi onboard computer. He then set up a software … read more

New York man hospitalized after police foot chase, high school 'lockdown'

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The 22-year-old New York man who Ridgefield police tracked and seized near the high school Wednesday afternoon was being investigated by the Bedford Police Department for mental health reasons. A Bedford police officer said there were no charges pending from his department, and that Ridgefield officers helped commit the man to hospital for further evaluation. Several attempts to reach Ridgefield police … read more

Police search puts RHS on lockdown; suspect in custody

Tiger Hollow Stadium at Ridgefield High School before the Connecticut Class L Girls Lacrosse quarterfinal. — Joshua Fisher photo

Police detained a 22-year-old man outside of a Craigmoor Road home at 2:11 p.m. following a hour-long search in the woods near Ridgefield High School. RHS students were being asked to stay in the building as police searched for the suspect, who has been arrested several times in New York. The department’s K9 officer was searching the woods behind Tiger Hollow, … read more

Student-written Stronger Voices opens tonight at the high school

Stronger Voices, A Night of Original Works Combating Violence, written and performed by Ridgefield High School students, opens tonight, Thursday, Jan. 26, at the school’s Black Box Theatre with a performance at 7:30 p.m. The writing of the student authors of Stronger Voices explores themes of family life, bullying, identity crises, political extremism, and moving on after trauma. Their work … read more

In this week's Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines in this week’s Ridgefield Press: The town’s golf course is bringing in the green. $1.43-million, to be exact. Money in, money out. The $3.7-million price tag attached to the town’s radio project will finally pay dividends when the system is operational April 1. The last step is actually construction work on a … read more

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