Trucks, trees, and servers: Capital budget lists projects and purchases

A $4.5-million capital budget — major purchases and projects to be paid for with borrowing — was approved by the Board of Selectmen for 2019-20 and will be reviewed by the Board of Finance. “It’s a little higher than we had hoped,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said of list that includes requests by all town departments and the school system. … read more

Ridgefield Playhouse gets lease expansion

A 20-year lease renting the Ridgefield Playhouse — the auditorium it has filled with music, movies and shows for close to two decades, as well as additional space in the town-owned Venus Building on East Ridge — has been approved by the selectmen. “I started at the Playhouse 18 years ago, believe it or not,” Playhouse executive director Allison Stockel … read more

$1.2-million Venus renovation: School offices to relocate for Playhouse expansion

Almost $1.2 million is the estimated cost for renovations to the Venus building that would allow relocation of the school offices — a move intended to accommodate the proposed expansion of the Ridgefield Playhouse. “Revenue from the Playhouse would be probably not quite enough to cover debt service on this,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi told the selectmen Thursday night, March … read more

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