Stories By Sandra Diamond Fox

  • Ridgefield’s revised affordable housing plan to go to voters Ridgefield leaders made several minor changes to their affordable housing plan draft. The town will get to vote on the plan in mid-July.
  • Ridgefield elementary school gets new principal from Darien Ridgebury Elementary School’s new principal Mary Scalise served four years as assistant principal for Middlesex Middle School in Darien.
  • After 63 years, Ridgefield nonprofit kindergarten loses its lease The management of the nonprofit Lounsbury House, where RCK Preschool is located, recently decided not to renew its rental agreement after next year.
  • After nine years, Asian restaurant to close Ridgefield location Owner Tao Wang cited his second restaurant location, long commute and employee shortage for closing the doors of his Ridgefield restaurant.
  • New Milford rally protests high court ruling on Roe v. Wade More than 60 protesters came out in New Milford after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision abortion.
  • Danbury area reacts to Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade The 6-3 ruling from the Supreme Court found that the Roe v. Wade decision was “egregiously wrong,” although Connecticut upholds a woman’s right to abortion.
  • Ridgefield police: Teen charged with spray-painting ‘racial slur’ The 17-year-old resident of Brewster, N.Y., was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree intimidation based on bigotry/bias, police said.
  • In Photos: Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival The volunteer fire department carnival was packed as hundreds of people came out to East Ridge Middle School. Still to come: a parade and fireworks.
  • New Milford PD: Workers at 3 stores cited for underage vaping... Employees at three businesses in town were cited and fined for selling vaping products to buyers under the age of 21, police said.
  • Ridgefield fire department prepares for parade, carnival Leading the parade will be Grand Marshal Vincent Pancotti, a past deputy fire chief and honorary member who served over 40 years with the department.
  • Ridgefield teacher donates portion of liver to Bridgeport man A Ridgefield teacher and Bethel resident donated a portion of her liver to save a Bridgeport man’s life.
  • How New Milford-area towns plan to increase affordable housing A look at some of the goals in New Milford-area town’s affordable housing plans, which had to be submitted to the state by June 1.
  • New Milford community repaints Pride crosswalk in town Many people got together in New Milford to repaint the Pride crosswalk in town.
  • Race for 32nd District state Senate seat is a rematch Incumbent Republican Eric Berthel and Democrat Jeff Desmarais are running against each other to serve the 32nd state Senate District.
  • Washington teacher honored for going ‘above and beyond’ Shepaug Valley High School teacher Mike Nolan serves as a liaison between English as a second language students and the school.
  • Photos: Ridgefield High School graduates earn their diplomas Ridgefield High School’s Class of 2022 included 380 seniors, with the ceremony held at Western Connecticut State University.
  • Ridgefield PD: ‘Racial slur’ painted on high school field A “racial slur” was found sprayed onto the surface of the turf field at the Tiger Hollow Complex at Ridgefield High School, according to police.
  • New Milford Board of Education names three assistant principals Megan Dwyer, Shannon Surreira and Frank Jawidzik were named assistant principals for the middle and high schools in New Milford.
  • Documents may shed light on New Milford principal’s resignation Emails and letters obtained by Hearst addressed Raymond Manka’s alleged “mishandling” of a sexual assault investigation and other issues related to school safety and security.
  • Ridgefield Theater Barn to expand by 60 percent: The Ridgefield Theater Barn, at 37 Halpin Lane, will increase in size from 4,631 square feet to 7,304 square feet.