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Bob Miller

Selectmen to tour new B-I buildings

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The Ridgefield Board of Selectmen will meet in special session at 1 p.m. Monday, April 21 to take a tour of new buildings at the Boehringer-Ingelhein campus The multinational pharmaceutical giant has its North American headquarters on land that straddles the Danbury/Ridgefield town line In recent years, it’s spent about $100 million on two new […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield Library to hold tag sale

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The Ridgefield Library will be hold a tag sale on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at 21 Governor Street — the library’s temporary home during construction of the town’s new library. The sale will feature  library furniture — desks, tables, file cabinets, chairs, carrels, display shelves and library shelves. The Library is […] [Read More]
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Cell tower hearing in Ridgefield

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The  State Siting Council will hold a long hearing Thursday, April 24 in Ridgefield about a proposed 160-foot high cell tower on a ridge across from Ridgefield High School. The hearing will include a site walk on the property  located near Old Stagecoach Road and Aspen Ledges Road  at 2 p.m.; a hearing for testimony […] [Read More]
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Oposssums

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Opossums  are quiet, sort of ugly, and  plentiful. They’re also originals – the only marsupial in North America a southern species that’s learned to survive New England winters. . They also may be little agents  for good, when it comes to preventing Lyme disease.. I’ll be writing about them in my Earth Matter column for […] [Read More]
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CL&P replacing poles in Ridgefield

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Connecticut Light & Power  Co. is now working on replacing 150 telephone poles in Ridgefield. The cost of the project will be about $2 million, CL&P said. The work began in March  and will continue into September.. The street where the utilty plans to do the work include: Bennett’s Farm Road, Cross Hill Road, Danbury […] [Read More]
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Greenhouse gases declining in US

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There are  reasons to despair about the state of the US environment. But there are also reason to feel optimistic. Here’s one of the latter. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of greenhouses gases the US produced in 2012, was 3.4 percent less than in 2011. From 2005 to 2012, the overall […] [Read More]
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The drone as archeologist

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As we know, drones are getting a lot of press. Google, Yahoo and Amazon are all studying drones for new ways to deliver goods and information. But they’re also proving increasingly valuable to archeologists. The latest example of this is in New Mexico about 40 miles away from Chaco Canyon. Archeologists had  discovered  the remains […] [Read More]
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What parents need to know about the Internet

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Parents can learn about the Internet and the dangers it poses to their children at a informational session at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, April 22 at  7 p.m. The presentation is sponsored by the Ridgefield Police Department and the Ridgefield school system. Wilton Police Department Detective. R. Scott Sear will lead the discussion. Sear, […] [Read More]
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The eclipse we didn’t see.

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It was totally overcast last night and there was no chance of seeing the total lunar eclipse. Let’s hope that the weather is better for the next one in October. Meanwhile. enjoy this image from NASA, taken in California, where it never rains. [Read More]
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henry moore

Sculptors needed.

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How’s your inner Auguste Rodin? Your Henry Moore? Your Louise Nevelson? The Cultural alliance of Western Connecticut wants to find out. The alliance wants a sculptor to create an orginal piece of artwork that camn be presented to the winner of the inaugural Danbury Audi Race4Scholars bicycle race that will be held in the city […] [Read More]
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