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

Old Timers Award Ceremony: RHS star athletes to be honored Saturday

Nine community members will be recognized at the Old Timers Award Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Mary’s in Ridgefield. Three of them were outstanding athletes who have left a strong mark on Ridgefield High School records. Bo Beatty was successful in six different athletic areas but is best remembered for football. Joseph Connelly is also well known for … read more

Augusta “Totsy” Meyer McManus, 90, St. Mary’s member, administrative assistant for county sheriff

Augusta “Totsy” Meyer McManus, 90, of Ridgefield, passed away on August 8, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph “JoJo” W. McManus. Totsy was born in Wilton, CT on February 28, 1927; a daughter of the late Fritz and Brigid (Keegan) Meyer. She graduated from Staples High School in 1945 and then from Short Secretarial School. After … read more

St. Mary’s sets aside building plans

  St. Mary’s ornate 1896 church building will remain as Ridgefielders have long known it — for the near future, anyway. Monseigneur Laurence Bronkiewicz announced the parish will be “deferring” plans to expand the church building, although an effort to “refurbish and refresh” the building is expected to proceed. Last June, the parish announced plans to retire the 350-seat, 1896 … read more

Sexual abuse: Former Ridgefield pastor part of Bridgeport Diocese settlement

Legal settlements over sexual abuse allegations against four now deceased priests — including Robert Morrissey, former pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Ridgefield — have been reached between the Diocese of Bridgeport and five victims. The settlements were announced by the Bridgeport law firm Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., which represented all the victims. Morrissey served as pastor of St. … read more

Alexander Frulla, 86, lifelong Ridgefielder

Alexander Paul Frulla, 86, of Ridgefield, died on Thursday, October 30, 2014, after a long illness.  He was a loving husband and father, dedicated to his family. A lifetime resident of Ridgefield, Alex loved his hometown. Born in Ridgefield on January 6, 1928, he was a son of Allesandro and Rosa (Cataloni) Frulla and had five sisters and a brother … read more

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