Rainbow flags and mom hugs usher in Ridgefield’s first pride day

With free mom hugs, and rainbow flags rippling beneath Saturday’s clear blue skies, Ridgefield’s first pride parade in Ballard Park welcomed the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay Transgender, Questioning and more) community. First Selectman Rudy Marconi issued a proclamation affirming the gay, lesbian, and transgender community’s importance to the town. “…The LGBTQ+ community is officially recognized as a vital and essential part … read more

Memorial Day 2019: Ridgefield remembers those who ‘never made it home’

Some soldiers don’t come home from the battlefields. It was a notion that several speakers touched upon at the conclusion of Ridgefield’s annual Memorial Day parade. “My brother told my sister, ‘I don’t think I’ll be coming back,’ when he left for Italy,” said World War II veteran Wally Goodman, the parade’s grand marshal. He said his brother was a … read more

Sorbet anyone? Cart gets permit, joins Ridgefield food vendors

Hot dogs, burgers and fries, cold tasty sorbet — the season of outdoor eating got an official start when the selectmen approved permits for three food vendors last month. Bridge Street Premium Ice Company, selling sorbet from a tricycle-cart, is new to Ridgefield, although owner-operator Michael Cunningham and his wife Maureen have lived in town eight years. The other two … read more

RIFF spotlights youth films

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF), now in its fourth year, presents the inaugural Kids Film Fest at the Ridgefield Theater Barn April 27. Headlining a lineup designed for children and families from animated and live auction features to documentary films is the South African film “Liyana” and the East Coast premiere of the uplifting Canadian documentary “Band Geeks.” “We … read more

Bipartisan bill would streamline school threat reports


A bill with bipartisan support that would assist states in developing ways for people to anonymously report a potential threat to schools was introduced to the House of Representatives Thursday, April 4, by Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th), along with Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25th) and Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-16th). The Safe to Tell Act would create a grant program … read more

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