St. Mary’s teens, Knights of Columbus take on a yard project

Raking, trimming, cutting back encroaching overgrowth, some 40 volunteers from St. Mary’s Project Heart youth group and the Knights of Columbus devoted most of Sunday, Nov. 11, to cleanup and repairs at a North Salem Road property that had gotten beyond the owners’ ability to handle. “A great day,” said Brenner LeCompte, leader of Project Heart. “We finished most of … read more

Veterans Day 2018

With thoughtful words, patriotic songs, taps and gun salute, Ridgefielders led by two American Legion Commanders — former Commander Bob Tulipani and current Commander George Besse — marked veterans day 2018, making the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. About 150 people … read more

GOP chairman complains Haskell is abusing election funds

Democratic 26th Senate District candidate Will Haskell in the Old Post Office Square in Wilton Center. — Kendra Baker photo

State Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano has filed an election complaint against Democrat Will Haskell, the 22-year-old challenging Republican Toni Boucher for her state Senate seat representing the 26th District, alleging Haskell has misused campaign funds by paying his roommate. “There’s a simple answer that may not have occurred to Mr. Romano, and that is that my roommate, Jack Lynch, … read more

Village to host Halloween Walk Oct. 27

With candy already on store shelves around town, young trick-and-treaters are getting ready for the annual Halloween Walk on Main Street. This year’s celebration, which is sponsored by Downtown Ridgefield and encourages store owners to dress in costume, will be held from 10 to noon Saturday, Oct. 27. The Halloween Walk is made possible by the downtown merchants organization and … read more

26th District State Senate seat: Boucher, Haskell describe stand on issues (VIDEO)

Answering questions about issues from guns to gay rights, and from tolls to taxes, candidates for the 26th District state Senate seat — incumbent Republican Toni Boucher of Wilton and Democratic challenger Will Haskell of New Canaan — participated in League of Women Voters debate Oct. 2. The 26th District includes all or part of Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Weston, Westport, … read more

Proposed economics commission change goes to voters Monday night

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Allowing the Economic Development Commission to collect and spend private money to promote Ridgefield and events in town — like Summerfest, the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, or the Holiday Stroll — is the goal of ordinance changes heading to voters. “You need a little money to get a little money,” commission chairman Arnold Light told the selectmen. A town meeting … read more

Adam Ant: The ’80s icon is back

Back in the ’80s, Adam Ant was one of the first post-punk, new wave artists to hit mainstream, both with his band, Adam and the Ants, and as a solo artist. His songs were a regular fixture on MTV, with his coy, tongue-in-cheek videos for hits such as “Goody Two Shoes,” “Desperate But Not Serious,” “Stand and Deliver” and “Antmusic.” … read more

Does Ridgefield need more hospitality? Zoning commission to examine ideas

The Elms was converted to condos. Stonehenge isn’t open — the property’s on the market. The Green Rocks Inn stopped doing business. The West Lane Inn, however, is still offering lodging — 18 rooms, with continental breakfast — at its location next door to Bernard’s restaurant, near the fountain, a comfortable walk from the village and its shops. The West … read more

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