Residents challenge Ridgefield Winter Club on light, noise, and traffic

Echoing testimony from peer review consultants, Peaceable Street residents badgered representatives for the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club to answer lingering questions regarding light, noise, and traffic from the proposed ice-skating facility at a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing Tuesday night, Nov. 27.   “We’ve been treated to the fiction that the white ice from the Winter Club is going … read more

Zoning commission to host third Ridgefield Winter Club hearing Tuesday

The third public hearing for the Ridgefield Winter Club (RWC) — a proposed private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street — will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of East Ridge Middle School. Rebecca Mucchetti, chairwoman of the town Planning and Zoning Commission, said that the RWC will open the meeting … read more

Traffic alert: Police chief funeral, procession to close village roads Friday morning

Funeral services for Police Chief John Roche are expected to create traffic delays around the village Friday morning. Ridgefield police are warning drivers that the service for Chief Roche, who passed away at age 62 last week, will begin at St. Mary’s at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The service is expected to last an hour, and will include a flyover … read more

Letter: Time to lift our heads out of the sand

Let’s hope our planning and zoning commissioners have stopped believing the reports of “experts” and believe their own eyes. Every traffic report with every new project shows “no appreciable increase in traffic.”   Sadly, I can get to the Merritt in Stamford faster than I can get to Route 7 and 35. Maybe the experts are right about an individual … read more

Republicans to host town traffic talk on June 23

The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee will host a forum at the library on Saturday, June 23, from 10 to noon to discuss town traffic issues. Chairwoman Hope Wise said that the forum is non-political. Joseph Savino, a member of the Police Commission, police Chief John Roche, and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission will attend the forum.

Republicans to host town traffic talk on June 22

The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee will host a forum at the library on Saturday, June 23, from 10 to noon to discuss town traffic issues. Chairwoman Hope Wise said that the forum is non-political. Joseph Savino, a member of the Police Commission, police Chief John Roche, and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission will attend the forum.

Mafia blocks: Can Ridgefield finally rid itself of these pieces of concrete?

Traffic flow and ease of parking downtown could be improved by removal of the huge cement blocks — long called “mafia blocks” — that sit atop the driveway connecting the Yankee Ridge parking lot to other lots behind commercial buildings on the east side of Main Street. “That would do a tremendous amount to improve the flow,” First Selectman Rudy … read more

Route 35 bridge work resumes this week; minor impacts to traffic expected

If this weekend’s power outages and storm cleanup didn’t have Ridgefielders in a sour mood to begin the week, then construction at the Route 35 bridge site should do the trick. The state’s Department of Transportation has notified the town that Baier — the construction company responsible for the repair project by the Fox Hill condominiums — is resuming work Monday, March … read more

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