Olympic spirit: NBC’s broadcast has roots in Ridgefield

If it takes a village to raise an Olympian, then what does it take to construct a multi-platform television broadcast that engages viewers from around the world? It’s a question that can be answered in Ridgefield — home of Tucker West of Team USA’s men’s luge team — better than most residents would expect. That’s because Ridgefield has plenty of … read more

UPDATE: Delays down to 10 minutes on MetroNorth's New Haven Line Tuesday morning

Passengers board a train at the Noroton Heights Metro-North Rail station Tuesday morning, April 14 — Aaron G. Marsh photo

10:23 a.m.: Delays on MetroNorth are now down to 10 to 15 minutes on Tuesday morning as per the MTA. 8 a.m.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority  has posted that the New Haven Line is delayed in both directions for more than 30 to 50 minutes due to wire damage in the vicinity of Stamford. Darien’s two rail stations, Noroton Heights and … read more

Shaban, former GOP state rep, to run for attorney general


Former Republican state Rep. John Shaban announced Tuesday his intention to form a candidate committee to run for Connecticut attorney general. Shaban will be filing paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and has already spoken with most of the Republican gubernatorial candidates and the Republican Attorneys General Association about his plans. “Connecticut’s economy continues to underperform, starving our citizens … read more

Eversource to conduct area aerial inspections this week

Beginning this week, Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way throughout Connecticut. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service.  The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur. “Over a million … read more

This Weekend: Prison comedy, lots of music

A comedy set at a women’s Federal Correctional Facility in the Delaware Valley, The DelVal Divas, will run Jan. 12-29 at The Dressing Room Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. For tickets, visit curtaincallinc.com or call 203-461-6358 x36. (Shown, from left, Miran Robarts and Brent McKinley; background Amy Wade and Ann Alford.)

Spirituals salute For the 14th year, Gigi Van Dyke and her Serendipity Chorale will visit Ridgefield’s Jewish Congregation Shir Shalom (formerly Temple Shearith Israel) for a service of Black and Jewish spirituals to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Rabbi David Reiner and Cantor Debbie Katchko-Gray and the Shir Shalom Choirs will join the Serendipity Chorale for the musical Shabbat … read more

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