Sewer plant blue barrels: What chemical did they once hold?

The slightly mysterious blue barrels stored behind the town sewer plant never contained any hazardous chemicals, according to Amy Siebert, chairwoman of the Water Pollution Control Authority. “It’s my understanding that the barrels are being removed, and the most important thing is that they did not and do not and never did have anything hazardous in them,” Siebert said in … read more

St. Mary’s Church additions win approval

After two public hearings and a revised set of plans for parking and stormwater runoff, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit to add a meeting room and small chapel to St. Mary’s Church on Jan. 22. The additions will add a 1,673-square-foot space for a meeting room, prep area for coffee, and two handicapped accessible bathrooms at … read more

Commission questions lighting, sound experts in seventh winter club hearing

Planning and zoning commissioners put the screws to testimony from two experts for the Ridgefield Winter Club Thursday night, Nov. 29, in the seventh and penultimate hearing for a plan to build a private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street. The meeting was taken up almost entirely by responses from experts representing the club, who answered questions raised by the … read more

Letter: Winter Club proposal should be rejected

To the Editor: We ourselves are likely to be minimally affected by the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club on Peaceable, since our home is a couple of miles away. However, we are appalled that an obviously commercial enterprise might be granted a permit to build a large hockey rink with a three-story “clubhouse,” including bar/restaurant and a bowling alley, under the … read more

Circle Drive bed and breakfast gets second hearing Wednesday

A second public hearing for the proposed two-bedroom bed-and-breakfast on Circle Drive will take place Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room in the Town Hall Annex. The application, which was submitted by Tom and Cathy Savoca this summer, has drawn concern from the couple’s neighbors on Circle Drive and Hobby Drive. The neighbors believe … read more

Public hearing to consider ‘private club’

Should town residents be allowed to run private clubs in residential neighborhoods? That is the question for a public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission at East Ridge Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The hearing was originally scheduled to take place at the regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 5, but was moved to a later … read more

Ridgefield Winter Club: Zoning battle looms, owner aims to keep piece of Pinchbeck’s history

Ponds don’t freeze the way they did 40 years ago. At least that’s Bud Brown’s assessment. “I remember them freezing solid enough to skate on safely … there were no parents or guardrails, you were very free,” Brown told The Press this week. The 15-year Ridgefield resident is pushing to build a private winter sports club at the site of … read more

Republican Town Committee endorses 18 candidates

The Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed a slate of 18 candidates at their caucus on Thursday, July 20. The candidates may now begin to campaign for election in November and some of the candidates will be available to meet and greet Ridgefielders at Saturday’s SummerFest. Former Norwalk Mayor Richard “Dick” Moccia who serves on the Ridgefield Parking Authority and the Ridgefield Republican Town … read more

Baseball field gets hearing Tuesday

Concerned about player safety and increased traffic, neighbors remained steady in their opposition as the second hearing for a proposed Little League baseball field approaches. The field, which would be at the intersection of Route 7 and Simpaug Road, will be up for debate again in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission at a continued public hearing Tuesday, June … read more

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