RIDGEFIELD — Local nonprofit “Ms President US” focused on news and how to stay safe online in its latest session to teach young girls civic engagement and leadership skills.
All towns in the Danbury area have tax-relief policies to help seniors stay in their homes as they age, but the details of the plans vary according to officials’ perspective of local needs.
RIDGEFIELD — The town will spend a portion of its contingency fund on preliminary designs for an amphitheater on the former Schlumberger property.
RIDGEFIELD — Differences over the proper level of school spending marked a Board of Finance public hearing Monday about town and school budget proposals for next year.
RIDGEFIELD — The Board of Selectmen voted last week to implement a slight increase to the town’s building fees.
RIDGEFIELD — Changes in the tax and real estate landscape were at the forefront of First Selectman Rudy Marconi’s annual “State of the Town” address on Friday, which fell just days after he and the Board of Selectmen approved a $38.3 million budget request for next year.
RIDGEFIELD — Board of Education members will hold an additional budget meeting Tuesday to discuss how best to reduce Superintendent Karen Baldwin’s proposal, which would increase spending by 4.83 percent next year.
Nonprofit workshop focuses on self-confidence, media
RIDGEFIELD — Local nonprofit Ms President US focused on media portrayal of women and self-confidence during its latest session to teach young girls civic engagement and leadership skills.
Ms President US session focuses on public speaking
RIDGEFIELD — Local nonprofit “Ms President US” focused on public speaking during its latest session to teach young girls civic engagement and leadership skills.
Ridgefield officials believe swastikas the work of one or a few people
RIDGEFIELD - Swastikas that appeared around town over the past year and again earlier this week are likely the work of the one person or at most a few people, officials believe.
Ridgefield voting on money for Branchville projects
RIDGEFIELD — The town’s portion of a $7 million improvement project in the Branchville neighborhood will be put to a vote Wednesday, in what officials hope will be the first step in turning the area into a bustling downtown village.
RIDGEFIELD—Residents voted unanimously in a town meeting Wednesday to allow the town to take control of the historic Ridgebury Cemetery.
The meeting was attended by about 20 voters, according to the town clerk.
RIDGEFIELD—A town meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 11 to vote on whether ownership of the historic Ridgebury Cemetery should be transferred to the town.
RIDGEFIELD—A proposed ordinance that would create requirements for keeping horses on 1.5 acres or less of residential property will head to a public hearing later this month.
RIDGEFIELD — Charter Group Partners will not be allowed to expand its age-restricted housing development on an additional acre of the former Schlumberger property — at least for now.
RIDGEFIELD—For two hours Saturday, the green next to the Ridgefield Playhouse transformed into a stage for nearly 100 people who came to watch the organization’s annual Shakespeare on the Green play.
RIDGEFIELD — State and town officials are preparing for two more road closures this month on Route 7 for an ongoing bridge replacement project, which they say has been running smoothly despite initial concerns it would aggravate traffic in the area.
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RIDGEFIELD -- Five years after the $7 million purchase of the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, the town is nearing the end of the effort to repurpose the property’s 45 acres and three remaining buildings.
A coalition of elected leaders including Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi is exploring a joint lawsuit to hold the pharmaceutical industry liable for the opioid overdose crisis in Connecticut.
RIDGEFIELD—Upgrades to the town’s 20-year-old emergency communication system, approved by voters two years ago, are all but complete in Ridgefield.
RIDGEFIELD—Anticipating cuts in state aid when a budget is finally passed, officials have implemented a town-wide hiring freeze.
Ridgefield’s proposed land purchase bought by another buyer, public hearing cancelled
RIDGEFIELD—A public hearing scheduled for Wednesday night on a proposed land purchase has been cancelled because the land was sold to another buyer.
RIDGEFIELD—Town officials hope a new “Dog Waste Committee” will finally solve the ongoing problem with residents failing to pick up after their pets.
RIDGEFIELD—Residents will have a chance to discuss the town’s proposed purchase of land off Ridgebury Road during a public hearing next week.
RIDGEFIELD—The town will begin preparing for two new tenants at the former Schlumberger property with a full renovation this summer of the site’s parking, roadways and drainage.
Once again, hatred has raised its voice in our towns. On Tuesday, June 13, racist comments and anti-Semitic symbols were scrawled in permanent marker and spray paint near the stage at Ballard Park in Ridgefield. The Ridgefield police and First Selectman Rudy Marconi responded immediately, and we are grateful that they are taking this vandalism seriously.
RIDGEFIELD - Police are investigating the appearance of a swastika and other racist and anti-Semitic graffiti near the stage in Ballard Park.
Officials said the graffiti was discovered late Tuesday and that the police department has already begun an investigation into the matter.
RIDGEFIELD—For over a year, a bridge project on state Route 35 bridge has caused traffic backups on nearby Route 7 and Ridgefield’s downtown.
Now, town officials worry that another bridge replacement, this time on Route 7, will compound the problem.
RIDGEFIELD — For the 15th year, Concerts Happening in Ridgefield Parks, or CHIRP, will hold a summerlong concert series in Ballard Park, this time with new parking regulations to help local businesses.
RIDGEFIELD—The Fire Commission has unanimously decided that Acting Fire Chief Jerry Myers will become the head of the department.
RIDGEFIELD — Based on a variety of factors, including access to doctors and recreational opportunities, Ridgefield was ranked as the top place to retire in Connecticut, according to a survey by financial technology company SmartAsset.
RIDGEFIELD — Voters have approved a $141.54 million budget for next year and nearly $3.9 million in capital projects for the town and schools.
RIDGEFIELD—Residents will have the chance Monday to ask town officials about the proposed budget for next year and vote whether to approve several capital projects.
RIDGEFIELD—Main Street in Ridgefield will be closed from about 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield reenactment.
Ridgefield first selectman warns against legalizing recreational marijuana
RIDGEFIELD — With a bill to legalize recreational marijuana being considered by the state legislature, Ridgefield’s first selectman warned against the drug’s potential health risks.
RIDGEFIELD — First Selectman Rudy Marconi unveiled the town’s proposed $37.45 million operating budget before about 50 residents at East Ridge Middle School on Monday night during a public hearing on proposed budgets for the town and schools.
RIDGEFIELD—Residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on the town and school budgets in a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
RIDGEFIELD—First Selectman Rudy Marconi said Friday the town is in good financial shape, but warned that tough times might be ahead as state and federal government budget-cutting gathers steam.
RIDGEFIELD—School board members plan to stand behind their $93.5 million budget request for next year, despite a non-binding recommendation from the Board of Selectmen to reduce it by $884,000.
RIDGEFIELD—Several towns joined Ridgefield Thursday in threatening legal action against the state if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to shift teacher pension costs to municipalities is adopted in next year’s budget.
RIDGEFIELD— The Board of Selectmen succeeded this week in bringing its proposed budget under the state-mandated spending cap.
RIDGEFIELD—Local business owners and residents said Friday that recent revisions to a renovation plan for Main Street downtown don’t go far enough.
RIDGEFILELD—Plans for $4 million in improvements to Main Street are in their final stages of development, First Selectman Rudy Marconi said.
Ridgefield Playhouse to celebrate Martin Luther King at event this afternoon
RIDGEFIELD—The Ridgefield Playhouse will host its 21st annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration Monday, Jan. 16 at 3pm.
Ridgefield residents have a right to know why their fire chief was placed on administrative leave last month by the Fire Commission and Board of Selectmen, whose members are one and the same.
RIDGEFIELD - Town officials have rejected a Freedom of Information request for the report on their investigation into the “policy violation” by that led to Fire Chief Kevin Tappe’s abrupt resignation Wednesday.
RIDGEFIELD — Fire Chief Kevin Tappe resigned Wednesday amid a probe of unspecified “policy violations.”
Tappe’s resignation was accepted by the Board of Selectmen during its evening meeting. No explanation was given about the nature of the policy violations.
RIDGEFIELD - Officials have completed an investigation into a reported policy violation by Fire Chief Kevin Tappe and are slated to discuss the findings during a special meeting Wednesday.