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Ridgefield Nanny Struck By Lightning Tops Week's News

A woman was struck by lightning in Ridgefield during a fierce thunderstorm Monday.
A woman was struck by lightning in Ridgefield during a fierce thunderstorm Monday. Photo Credit: File Photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- A woman struck by lightning while carrying an infant into a home during a fierce thunderstorm was the top news in Ridgefield this past week. Here is a roundup of the week that was in town.

  • A nanny was struck by lightning on High Pasture Court on Monday morning while she was trying to take two children into a home during a heavy thunderstorm, the Ridgefield Fire Department confirmed.
  • More than 250 traffic stops were made during a week as the Ridgefield police participated in a countywide distracted driving crackdown . Of the stops, 171 were for people using their phone to make a call, another 44 were for texting, 19 for seatbelt violations, three for misdemeanors, five for speeding, four for suspended licenses and two drug situations, police said.
  • Ridgefield celebrated Independence Day with its annual fireworks display at the high school.
  • The Internet movie website, Netflix, will launch a new show July 11 called "Orange is the New Black." It is based on the experiences in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury of Piper Kerman, who wrote a book by the same title.
  • Ridgefield's Aldrich Museum makes the cut when looking for modern art around the state, according to the Connecticut tourism board. It put together 52 in-state getaways, 11 of which feature towns in Fairfield County.

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