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February 3, 2023

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood Athletics had another successful week, with the boys basketball team securing a victory against rival Northern Highlands. The cheerleading squad had a historic first, attending the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals in Dallas, Texas. Ridgewood crew ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - When Heather Mailander resigned from her role as village manager and announced she would stay on in the sole capacity as village clerk, Councilperson Lorraine Reynolds raised questions about the resignation. Mayor Paul Vagianos and Deputy Mayor Pam Perron had discussions with ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Toilets, car washes and kids - they all need H2O and in the village rely on Ridgewood Water for the supply. The utility is currently seeking a qualified business manager to oversee administrative and public functions, with an application closing date of February 13. According to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Garretson Forge and Farm, a historical landmark on River Road, has been awarded more than $300K in county grant monies to replace its roof, according to the Bergen County Board of Commissioners. Bergen County officials voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a grant from the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Less than three months ago, Ridgewood voters headed to the polls to vote in the first regularly scheduled municipal elections held in conjunction with the November General Election. Work to consolidate the village’s elections to one date started in 2019 by a group of local activists ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Following a request from the council last week, Village Engineer Christopher Rutishauser is expected to present a site plan for the Schedler property with a full-size field. During the last council meeting, plans were presented that included 50 parking spaces, a bathroom area, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - After growing up in the village and returning to raise her family, Councilperson Siobhan Winograd is looking forward to working hard and giving back to the community that has been such an integral part of her life. A frequent attendee at village council meetings prior to taking the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Members of the public joined via Zoom to not only listen, but also participate at Ridgewood Village Council’s first hybrid meeting. Until now the public had been able to watch live streams of the meetings from home, but were not able to comment during the meeting remotely. Under ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Parents and students of Ridgewood middle and high schools will have to wait until Monday for a presentation on a potential change to the start time of the schools. The board has discussed evaluating an 8:30 a.m. start at past meetings and the presentation was originally mentioned ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The new village council got an in-depth presentation of the Schedler site plan during Wednesday night’s meeting with members of the public giving their input on the final stages of the project. As it stands, the property is slated for a field, 50 parking spaces, bathroom area, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – There will be an update on the Schedler property at the January 25 Ridgewood council meeting. The village purchased the seven-acre parcel located between Route 17 and Saddle River Road in 2009 and has been in various stages of restoration since then. The Dutch-American wood frame ...

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Dear Neighbors, On January 4, it was my privilege to take the helm as mayor of our Village. Since moving here over 25 years ago, I’ve had a passion for making this community the best it can be. In the coming days, I look forward to working with each of you to achieve a collective vision for ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - With water quality notices arriving in mailboxes, concerns linger over the presence of PFAS in Ridgewood's water. With the council taking another step towards system-wide treatment, there is still a long wait before completely safe drinking water is available. TAPinto Ridgewood has ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - For the first time in many years, Ridgewood Planning Board reorganized during its January meeting on Tuesday night, reappointing Chair Richard Joel and Vice Chair Dianne O'Brien to their leadership positions. Four new members were also sworn in following appointment by the council ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - In the next few days, the Ridgewood Planning Board will meet to reorganize and discuss implementation of the new master plan. The varsity cheerleading squad is headed down to Dallas, Texas for national competition and the Maroons will take on Livingston High School in an ice hockey ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - As a Ridgewood High School graduate, Deputy Mayor Pam Perron has passion not only for the current generation of residents, but those who will live in the village decades from now. Founder of the League of Women Voters' Observer Corps, she decided to run for office following a long ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The start of the year is bringing about lots of new policies at both the village council and board of education. Council members voted to introduce ordinances that fund $60.5 million in water treatment plants and board of education members requested a presentation of potential later ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Hybrid council meetings will be premiering in the village on January 25 following a vote by council members Wednesday evening. In the past, members of the public have been able to watch live streams of the meetings from home but were not able to comment unless attending in ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The council voted to introduce two ordinances that would borrow $60.5 million for treatment of per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Ridgewood Water wells. The proposed improvements would centralize processing by connecting satellite wells to four treatment plants that would ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - At the first regular meeting of 2023 on Wednesday night, Ridgewood Village Council is slated to introduce two ordinances that appropriate $60.5 million in funds necessary for treating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The "forever chemicals" are the result of industrial ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The new year has brought about changes in the village. The council welcomed two new members and selected a new mayor, while a merger of the Ridgewood Fire and Emergency Services Departments has begun. Seven schools have also been recognized for their efforts to become more ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Mayor Paul Vagianos is looking forward to starting his tenure as the village’s new mayor after being selected for the top role by his peers at the January reorganization meeting. He was sworn in by Bergen County Commissioner Ramon Hache and after taking the oath paid tribute to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - When the council met on Wednesday evening to reorganize, it also set the schedule for its meetings over the next 12 months. The calendar includes a work session the first and last Wednesday of each month, and a regular meeting on the second Wednesday. There are several exceptions ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The village held its 2023 reorganization meeting Wednesday night in Ridgewood Village Hall with members of the governing body laying out a vision for a new atmosphere of cooperation and communication. Incoming Councilperson Evan Weitz was sworn in by his former colleague, U.S.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The first council members elected in a regularly-scheduled municipal election happening in November will take office Wednesday. Evan Weitz and Siobhan Winograd will be sworn in during the reorganization meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the new members taking their oaths of ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Happy New Year, Ridgewood! 2023 is here, starting with the election of a new mayor and deputy mayor during the council’s reorganization meeting on Wednesday. The library is also back in full swing, with several book clubs meeting. Here’s a look at everything going on this week in ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Across the United States, volunteer emergency services (EMS) have seen a significant reduction in membership over the past decade. While Ridgewood is one of only a few municipalities with a paid fire department in Bergen County, up until last year emergency medical services were ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - As the Village Council prepares to swear in two new members on January 4, the governing body will also have to decide how to proceed with the Gold Star Monument presented by Ridgewood American Legion Post 53. At the Dec. 7 meeting, the council sidelined a resolution that would ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Christmas and Hanukkah are behind us, which means New Year celebrations are only a week away. With children off from school and many people traveling, this week has a lighter calendar of community events. Village Hall is closed on Monday, Dec. 26 and the library is closed through ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - When residents opened up mailboxes and found another water quality notice identifying the continued presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), many were left wondering how many more quarters until the contaminant would be properly treated. Following $2.8 million in ...

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