Stories By Sandra Diamond Fox

  • Ridgefield’s Meetinghouse to undergo extensive renovation The town's Meetinghouse — a gathering place that sits on over 5 acres at 605 Ridgebury Road — will soon undergo a major renovation.
  • By less than 50 votes, Harrison wins 69th House District primary Republican incumbent Cindy Harrison beat Republican Jason Buchsbaum in Tuesday’s primary to be on the November ballot for the 69th House District. No Democrats are running.
  • New Milford cracks down on trash, ‘illegal’ swimming After finding piles of trash on River Road, and people swimming in the Housatonic River, the town is now requiring a seasonal parking permit in that area.
  • Ridgefield schools hire new food service provider Ridgefield Public Schools has contracted with Aramark to be its new food service provider, replacing Chartwells (Compass Group), whose contract had been up.
  • Ridgefield moves polling spots for primary due to heat Due to the extreme heat expected on Aug. 9, the town of Ridgefield announces locations for the primary elections.
  • Republicans to compete in primary for 69th House district seat The district includes Roxbury, New Milford, Bridgewater and Southbury. Cindy Harrison is the incumbent, while Jason Buchsbaum is a Southbury selectman.
  • New composting facility opens in Ridgefield Residents will have greater access to compost through a new facility in town.
  • After 14 years, Kent begins major sidewalk replacement project The roughly $3 million project, which involves replacing approximately 11,000 linear feet of sidewalks in town, has been 14 years in the making.
  • CT activists ‘not powerless’ in fighting for abortion rights An event at the Ridgefield Playhouse was held in response to the June 24 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Renovations to begin at New Milford High School after fire Work at New Milford High School from the July 5 roof fire has passed the remediation stage and is now in the renovation stage.
  • Activist: CT mom killing kids & self shows mental health ‘crisis’ A Danbury mother killing her three children and taking her own life raises awareness to a potential “stigma” around mental health treatment in the immigrant community.
  • CT dad: Wife distraught over day care closure before killing kids Pedro Panjon said his wife was worried about paying the bills after she was ordered to shut down her unlicensed day care business at their Danbury home.
  • Children’s slayings stun Danbury community: ‘I can’t believe it’ Dozens of people gathered Friday night on Whaley Street in Danbury to mourn a family. A mother killed her three children and herself on Wednesday.
  • Retired Ridgefield firefighter’s podcast helps first responders Retired Ridgefield firefighter David Dachinger co-created a weekly video podcast called Responder Resilience, which helps first responders.
  • New Milford’s outgoing superintendent takes leave of absence New Milford Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo has taken a leave of absence until Sept. 2. She is already planning to leave the district in October.
  • 70-foot trees fall on New Milford couple’s cars during storm Highway crews are busy working Friday on a New Milford street where two 70-foot-tall trees fell on two cars Thursday — completely totaling them.
  • First responders rescue injured hiker on Appalachian Trail The first responders rescued the hiker, who was heading on the Appalachian Trail toward Maine, just before storms hit on Tuesday.
  • Two Ridgefield schools to get access to public water Ridgefield High School and Scotts Ridge Middle School would be connected to public water, rather than well water, through an Aquarion project.
  • Community rallies in response to New Milford High roof fire The community has offered to help the New Milford High School renovation effort after this month’s roof fire.
  • New Milford delays school start date due to roof fire With the July 5 fire causing substantial damage to New Milford High School, the district is ordering portable classrooms and moving the first day of school.