Connecticut State Police investigate the area around Branchville Train Station after reports of a suspicious person sent schools in the area into lock down as a precaution on December 17, 2012 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The lock down was lifted. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Westbury School District Responds To Internet Threat; Suspicious Person Report Prompts Ridgefield Schools Lockdown

In the days following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 27 people dead — including 20 children — area schools have reported threats made against their schools.


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Ridgefield First Selectman Wants CL&P To Sell Customers Generators

One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.


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Community Seeks Help For Family After Mom, Son Die In N.J. Fire

A community is asking for help for a family, after a devastating fire in Ridgefield, N.J., left a mother and her 14-year-old son dead.


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Two Reported Dead In Ridgefield, New Jersey House Fire

It was not immediately clear what sparked the blaze, which destroyed the residence. Firefighters from Ridgefield and several nearby towns battled the blaze, which burned for several hours.


People climb down a destroyed section of boardwalk after checking the storm's approach in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in Queens. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Nor’easter Dumps Snow Across Tri-State, Interrupts Sandy Recovery Efforts

The nor’easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain and snow and plunged households that waited for days without power because of Sandy back into darkness in temperatures near freezing.


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Bristol Mayor Bans Firefighters From Wearing Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

Mayor Art Ward said adding new charitable causes to support would create difficulties.


The remains of a barn belonging to a Bedford Hills family after authorities said it was burned down. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Queens Man Charged In Bedford Hills Home Invasion, Extortion Scheme

A Queens man has been arrested after prosecutors said he tied up members of a Bedford Hills family, burned down their barn and then demanded $3 million from them back in May.


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Montclair Man Arrested in Murder of Villanova Student

Brian Schiavetti was found dead around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in an apartment building on 25 William Street. He had been shot multiple times, police said.


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Man ‘Targeted’ In Montclair Shooting Identified As Brian Schiavetti, 21, Of Ridgefield, Conn.

A Connecticut man who was shot and killed in Montclair, N.J. Sunday night was “targeted,” according to authorities.


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Authorities Find Body Of Westchester Man Who Went Missing In Connecticut

The search is on for a Westchester man who went missing while visiting a home in Ridgefield, Connecticut.


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Ridgefield Goes Extra Mile In Anti-Bullying Efforts

Tough anti-bullying measures took effect in New Jersey schools in September, but what’s happening in Ridgefield is different.


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Ridgefield Considers Outlawing Bullying

Ridgefield is on the brink of a first.


Crews work on fixing power lines in Danbury, Connecticut (credit: CBS 2)

Confusion Abounds Over Outages In Storm-Struck Connecticut

For the fourth day in a row, many places in the state are still awaiting good news as electric companies continue to assess the situation.


The stage for the Korean Harvest Festival under construction at Overpeck Park - Ridgefield, NJ - Oct 6, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

New York Korean Festival Taking Place In New Jersey This Weekend

Organizers say problems obtaining permits forced them to move New York’s annual Korean harvest festival to New Jersey.


A sign on a window following Irene - Ridgefield, CT - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Ridgefield, CT Braces For More Heavy Rain, Flooding

Irene left every single residence and business in the town of Ridgefield without power and the flooding damage was immense.