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Bob Miller

So far away

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On July 3, the earth will be at aphelion  the farthest it will be from the sun in 2014. That’s ’s 94,506,462 miles. But, don’t get anxious. The earth has a nearly circular orbit In January, at perihelion, when we’re closest to the sun, there’s only a 3 million mile difference. The earth’s orbit is […] [Read More]
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Buck gives Danbury Hospital an addition $20 million

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Western Connecticut Health Network announced Friday that Peter Buck  the founder of the Subway chain of sandwich shops  will give the network an addition $20 million to support the construction of the new $150 million Tower addition at Danbury Hospital On Thursday, the network announced that Buck was giving the hospital $10 million for the […] [Read More]
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Buck gives Danbury Hospital $10 million

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Peter Buck — the founder of the Subway sandwich chain — is giving Western Connecticut Health Network $10 million towards the construction of the new $150 million Tower addition at Danbury Hospital. The addition   will be named the Peter and Carmen Lúcia Buck Pavilion in honor of Buck and his late wife. The Buck pavilion […] [Read More]
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Commission delays demolition work

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The Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Commission agreed Tuesday to delay any approval of plans for the Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association to build its hew headquarters on Governor Street. At issues is whether a 19th century home on the lot  that once belonged to former Connecticut governor Phineas Lounsbury should be preserved or demolished to make […] [Read More]
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Volunteers needed for Ridgefield boards

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Interested in promoting affordable housing? Preserving the look of the town center? Managing the trees in the center of town? Ridgefield needs volunteers on eight committees  in town. They are:  Affordable Housing Committee;  Cable TV Advisory Council; Commission on the Disabled;  Pension Commission;  Ridgefield Arts Council; Tree  Committee; and an adult member of […] [Read More]
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Dragon Boat races on Candlewood Lake

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The Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) is enrolling teams for the 6th Annual Candlewood Lake Dragon Boat Race. The race will be held on Aug. 16 at Lynn Deming Park in New Milford. The race, one of the most colorful events on the lake, has grown each year, as more teams compete. The race began with […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield seeks new member for Conservation Commission

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Ridgefield  is seeking a new member for the  Conservation Commission. The Commission is, in many ways, the town’s watchdog on environment and open space issues. It is responsible for open space and trail maintenance; acting in an advisory capacity to Planning and Zoning and Inland Wetlands  and adding lands to the Town’s inventory of open […] [Read More]
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Hearing on Schlumberger land Saturday

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There will be a public hearing on the fate of the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center property  in Ridgefield at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14  at Town Hall, 400 Main Street. The hearing will give residents a chance to propose ways the town could use the 40-acre campus, which it purchased in 2011 for $7 million. […] [Read More]
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Friday the 13th

superstitious night

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If you suffer from  selenophobia- fear of the moon – or triskaidekaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th -  you have reasons to be unduly anxious  Friday. That’s because there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th. The last time this happened was in 2000. The next time will be 2049. This has […] [Read More]
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Drug Abuse forum in Ridgefield

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David Kloth, a Danbury pain physician and nationally-recognized expert on prescription drug abuse, will lead a community forum on the issue of prescription drug abuse  at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at the Dayton Community Room of the  Ridgefield Library. The event is being sponsored by the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee. [Read More]
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