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Past articles by Alyssa:

With new company, Ridgefield teen aims to save planet one dive at a time: ‘We only have one earth’

Lucas Williams has been cleaning up the waters under the cliffs of Richardson Park after... → Read More

Danbury couple travels to Ukraine with tactical gear in tow: ‘The least we can do is help’

Don Kelly, Jr. and Olga Churiy are flying to the war-torn country for a second time to... → Read More

Marijuana in Ridgefield? Selectmen turn down retail sales: ‘It’s everything we’ve fought against’

The vote was 4-1. Selectman Sean Connelly cast the sole dissenting vote, noting his... → Read More

Ridgefielders raise money for Ukrainian children selling sunflower pins, note cards

The nancy O boutique was able to raise $2,000 through the fundraiser, which was matched... → Read More

New book from Ridgefielder encourages the pursuit of contentment: ‘This Book Won't Make You Happy’

Niro Feliciano will talk about “This Book Won't Make You Happy” during an event at... → Read More

Photos: Ridgefield children scramble for Easter eggs at Ballard Park

RIDGEFIELD — Dozens of children arrived to Ballard Park on Saturday morning with... → Read More

Public hearing scheduled for proposed redevelopment of old grain elevator building in Ridgefield

The proposed four-story complex would retain the same building envelope as existing... → Read More

Ridgefielders to consider $156 million budget next month

The combined budget — accounting for the town and schools’ respective spending plans... → Read More

Here’s how the town plans to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield

The weekend will feature a live reenactment by the 5th Connecticut Regiment, a gala at... → Read More

Residents involved in Battle of Ridgefield reenactment help make history come alive

The reenactment includes a funeral procession for the skeletons found in Ridgefield in... → Read More

This grandmother from CT has become famous on TikTok. Now she’s written ‘a different kind of cookbook’

Barbara Costello, of Bethel, brings her family’s favorite food to the forefront in... → Read More

Ridgefield adds electrified crosswalk to Main Street construction project

Pedestrian-activated crosswalk signs will be added at the mid-block crossing between The... → Read More

Ridgefield Playhouse’s ongoing renovations mark first major improvements in 22 years

The storied venue is getting a makeover that is expected to improve the experience for... → Read More

Local filmmaker focuses frame on Ridgefield Fire Department in new documentary: ‘More than I imagined’

Resident Joe Lane is taking ride-alongs with Engine 1 and interviewing firefighters for... → Read More

Ridgefield resident known for pandemic-era poems publishes poetry book

Carin Crook posted original haikus to Facebook for much of the pandemic. A collection of... → Read More

Photos: A new paint job for Ridgefield church’s tallest point

A crew applied a fresh coat of paint to the spire at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist... → Read More

New Ridgefield coffee shop brewed in memory of owners’ mother: ‘It’s a little luxury’

Queen B Coffee Company is a new business from sisters Heather and Jennifer Bellizzi, who... → Read More

Developer could purchase Ridgefield sewage treatment site to build two homes

The site of the town’s District II sewage treatment plant is under negotiations to be... → Read More

Researchers have new details about Battle of Ridgefield skeletons

On Friday, April 29, a panel of experts will unveil the most recent findings from the... → Read More

Ridgefield could put retail pot on the ballot. But so far, residents haven’t weighed in on the issue

The town is in the middle of a one-year moratorium from entertaining permits and... → Read More