Stories By Sandra Diamond Fox

  • Ridgefield Korean War vet to lead Memorial Day parade U.S. Air Force veteran Richard “Dick” Godbout will be Ridgefield’s grand marshal in the Memorial Day Parade on May 30.
  • Community rallies behind New Milford bus driver with cancer A New Milford bus driver’s family is raising money for her medical expenses. She has cancer throughout her body.
  • With music, Roxbury native aims to be voice to others who stutter Roxbury singer Ryan Hays wants to be a voice of hope to those who stutter. He has struggled with stuttering all his life.
  • New Milford approves rule limiting vehicle weight on Cherniske Drivers of heavy trucks that were crossing Cherniske Bridge on their way through town may have to plan a new route — or pay a fine.
  • Sherman’s $14.6M budget lowers tax rate for fourth straight year The newly approved budget for Sherman is about $14.6 million, which is about a $221,000 increase, or 1.54 percent, from this fiscal year.
  • Teacher promoted to principal at Bridgewater, Roxbury schools Emily Rhew, a special education teacher at Booth Free School in Roxbury and The Burnham School in Bridgewater, will now become principal of those schools.
  • Housatonic Valley Health District launches virtual blood drive campaign Housatonic Valley Health District’s Medical Reserve Corps will be participating in the American Red Cross’ SleevesUp campaign.
  • Shepaug Valley School to showcase its growing agriscience academy Shepaug Valley School’s regional agriscience program, which is in its third year, started with 41 students and has tripled in size to 119 students.
  • She had a baby at 16 and doesn’t regret it. She’s ‘pro-choice’ Kristen Vogt got pregnant at 16 and had a great support system, but said other pregnant teens don’t. She feels abortion should stay legal.
  • Ridgefield woman upset about possible overturn of Roe vs. Wade Ridgefield resident Staci Pambianchi recently had an abortion and is upset there is a chance Roe Vs. Wade might be overturned.
  • Two-lane bridge design for Cherniske Road approved After months of heated debate, New Milford’s Town Council approved a motion to authorize a two-lane bridge design on Cherniske Road, a scenic road.
  • New Fairfield superintendent named Sherman’s part-time school... Pat Cosentino, who is currently the superintendent of New Fairfield Public Schools, will become the interim, part-time superintendent for The Sherman School.
  • School enrollment, roads and more to drive Ridgefield town, school budgets Ridgefield’s state of the town was held Monday night and presentations were given by the superintendent of schools, Board of Finance chair and First Selectman Rudy Marconi.
  • New Milford man killed on birthday in motorcycle crash remembered Brandon Forlastro’s friends are holding a candlelight vigil for him at 8 p.m. Monday, near what's called the "New Milly's Smoke Shop”
  • Ridgefield event honors possible Revolutionary War soldiers On a spring Sunday under clear blue skies at the Olde Town Cemetery, several hundred people gathered to witness the reenactment of a scene that may have taken place in that same location more than two centuries ago.
  • With increased membership, New Milford Dog Park get repairs The New Milford Dog Park is undergoing an extensive renovation. Many businesses have contributed and membership has increased recently.
  • Gun found at New Milford HS ‘obtained on the streets’ Parents of the teen charged with possession of the loaded firearm told police they did not know the teen had it.
  • What’s next after popular New Milford principal decides to... While New Milford High School Principal Raymond Manka may not be resigning right now, Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting leaves more questions than answers.
  • New Milford High principal rescinds resignation New Milford High School Principal Ray Manka rescinds his resignation during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.
  • Ridgefield teen creates logo for Battle of Ridgefield anniversary Isabel Griffith, 18, created the logo being used for the Battle of Ridgefield anniversary events being held this weekend.