Ridgefield student helps launch National School Walkout movement

The National School Walkout movement has roots in Ridgefield. Ridgefield High School sophomore Lane Murdock is among the national student leaders protesting for stricter gun control laws after a school shooting in Florida last week that claimed the lives of 17 people. “I felt like it was our time to take a stand because, you know, we’re the ones in these schools, we’re the ones who are having shooters come into our classrooms and our spaces,” Murdock told Reuters Sunday. Murdock’s petition has gone on to accumulate more than 55,000 signatures, and the protest – officially branded the National School … Read more

EZ Junk Removal: Hauling with a community-first mindset

EZ Junk Removal owner Ezra Zimmerman drops off a trailer of junk at the Ridgefield Transfer Station.

Ezra Zimmerman can haul anything. From couches and TVs to pianos and safes, the owner of EZ Junk Removal has seen it all. “We did an office clear out this year in Ridgefield where we hauled 11 loads,” said Zimmerman, who graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2007. “We can also remove outdoor stuff, like tractors that are immobilized, or even sheds or other small structures,” he added. “We’re very knowledgeable and effective in demolition, and that’s very much part of the junking industry.” Zimmerman estimates he could do as many as 14 dump runs in a day if each … Read more

Whip Underground: Latest beauty trends, close to home

Whip Underground and Whip Salon owner, Amy Pal.

Amy Pal doesn’t do anything halfway. That’s why when she opened Whip Blow Dry Bar + Salon in downtown Ridgefield last fall the pistons already began firing about how to improve her new business. “I like to do things at 100%,” said Pal, who opened Whip Underground in a hip renovated “underground” space at 23 Governor St. in June. “My whole passion is about finding trends, and that’s what I’ve tried to do throughout my career here in Ridgefield,” she said. “First it was with the spin studio (JoyRide), and then the blowdry bar. The next thing I noticed is … Read more

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