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Stietzel’s trey helps Ridgefield upset Trumbull in FCIAC quarterfinals

As Cali Stietzel stood in the hallway being interviewed, her teammates inside the locker room began a cheer. “Cali … Cali … Cali,” they chanted. “Cali … Cali.” Cali, indeed. Stietzel’s 3-pointer with 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter was the game-winner as seventh-seed Ridgefield upset second-se


Danbury wins Class LL wrestling title for 19th time in 23 years; Trumbull claims 2nd

TRUMBULL — For the 19th time in the past 23 years, Danbury has been crowned the kings of Class LL wrestling. Danbury, the state’s top-ranked team, survived a strong challenge from the Trumbull Eagles and claimed the state title during the tournament this weekend at Trumbull High School.


Ridgefield’s Main Street project pushed back a year

Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media. A renovated — and hopefully rejuvenated — Main Street is still seen as part of Ridgefield’s future. But it doesn’t look like it will be happening as soon as state and town officials had thought.


Body of naked man identified 23 years after being found on island

A man whose naked body was found on an island off Connecticut nearly 23 years ago was finally identified this week through a new search of an updated national fingerprint database.


Lamont Makes Case For Tolling All Vehicles In CT

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont in an op-ed first published in Hearst Connecticut Media newspapers Saturday made the case for why the state needs to institute electronic tolling on all vehicles. He did say he wants discounts for "frequent driver(s)" of Connecticut's highways.


Why Small Businesses Matter in Ridgefield: Casey Energy

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story.


Valerie Reyes’ alleged killer: ‘I put her in the suitcase and ran’

The Queens man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in Greenwich, Connecticut, bawled like a baby during an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post on Saturday, claiming that he tried to revive her after she took a hard fall from a bed, but panicked — so he “put her in the


Ridgefield Girl Scout provides comfort to foster care children

Comfort is a moving target when being shuffled from house to house, without having anything tangible to hold onto and not knowing what the next place will bring. That’s why Ridgefield Girl Scout Bridget Kager has been making blankets and collecting backpacks for children in emergency foster care.


New charges filed in death of woman on Candlewood Lake

Prosecutors have filed additional charges in connection with a fatal boating accident that happened in New Fairfield last August. Gary Morrone, 66, of Watertown now faces new counts of criminally negligent homicide and reckless boating following the death of his friend, 38-year-old Wanda Tirado of W


Budget clues, guide dog fraud and the grocery tax is dead. Last week in Connecticut politics.

The proposed grocery tax that was universally panned was never a serious option in the first place, Gov. Ned Lamont now tells us. Speaking of food, Lamont wants to put the state on a diet, a “debt diet,” meaning a significant cutback in how much money the state borrows for infrastructure and other p


Ridgefield Coach Steps Down Unexpectedly

RIDGEFIELD, CT — A Ridgefield High School coach has resigned unexpectedly, the editor of the Ruden Report tweeted out Thursday. "Just want to be with my family," DiMarzo told Gametime CT in a text message Thursday night when asked why he had stepped down. "Personal reasons is all I am saying."


Girls Basketball: League tournament predictions, Day 3

Day 3 brings us to Super Saturday in girls basketball with a full slate of conference tournament games. No. 8 Wamogo at No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC. No. 7 Shepaug Valley at No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN.


The Latest Big Lottery Winners From Across Connecticut

The latest winners of $10,000 or more in assorted Connecticut Lottery games stretched from North Windham to Norwalk. A resident of Virginia was even in the mix after buying a ticket in the middle of the Nutmeg State.


Ridgefield Couple Renews Vows on Valentine’s Day

The traditional gift for the five year anniversary is silverware, but Sara and John Lowenstine decided to give to each other another memory. The couple, who lives in Ridgefield, originally married on Valentine’s Day in 2014 at Ridgefield Town Hall.


Vandalism Reported at Ballard Park Greenhouse in Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, CT — Ballad Greenhouse in Ballard Park has been vandalized, the Garden and Conservation Trust has reported. There has been "significant damage to the glass panes" and "many windows were broken by rocks and coins," said Tamera Galvin in a release from the conservation trust.


Hands Off Our Schools: Rally against regionalization to be held Feb. 23

A rally against Senate Bill 454 — the proposal to consolidate school districts in towns with fewer than 40,000 residents — will be held in front of Ridgefield’s Town Hall from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.


Lions to celebrate with 90th gala

The New Milford Lions Club will hold its 90th gala March 16 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Fox Hill in in Brookfield. The event will feature dinner, an open bar and an auction.


Proposed shoreline management plan raises concerns around Candlewood

Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media. Some lake and town officials worry proposed changes to the shoreline management plan will weaken the health of Candlewood Lake, while FirstLight Power Resources says the revised document actually strengthens protections and better reflects what


Hall boys, Bloomfield girls win State Open team titles

NEW HAVEN — Miller Anderson won the 1000 in 2:33.22 and Hall won the sprint medley relay in a meet record 3:34.06 to lead the Hall boys team to its first State Open title with 43 points. Hillhouse was second with 38 and Bloomfield was third with 36.5.


Letter: Protect art programming

We at NEA-Ridgefield are writing this letter to express our belief in the importance of maintaining full-time art positions at the elementary level. Our mission at NEA-R is first and foremost to advocate for teachers. Knowing the powerful role all teachers play in social-emotional learning and overa