Schlumberger committee likes lease plan

The Schlumberger site

A case for the long-term leasing of two former Schlumberger buildings as proposed by the selectmen — for $1 a year early on, with the tenants taking on renovation costs — is made in a question-and-answer format release from the former Schlumberger Study Committee. The document, available in full on The Press’s website,, explains the logic of leasing rather … read more

Schlumberger leases get hearing Wednesday

Proposed long-term leases for two of the three remaining former Schlumberger buildings — the Philip Johnson building and the auditorium beside it — will be presented for questions and comments at a public hearing Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in town hall. Both leases are scheduled to come before voters for approval at a Town Meeting two weeks later … read more

In this week's Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines in this week’s Ridgefield Press: A candlelight vigil in Ballard Park drew 197 residents Sunday night. And that’s not the only local effort shaping up in resistance to President Donald Trump’s refugee ban. Speaking of presidents, Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting has ties to Ridgefield. He played quarterback in high school and … 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

BassamFellows eyes Philip Johnson building

This building at Schlumberger is slated to be torn down. —Jake Kara Photo

The Board of Selectmen approved lease agreements for two buildings on the town’s former Schlumberger property — the Philip Johnson Building and the nearby auditorium  — at its meeting Wednesday night. Both leases are scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and a town meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Both meetings are expected to start at 7:30 in … read more

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