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During a joint working session of the Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Commission and the Inlands Wetland Commission, approval was given for the proposed Ridgefield Little League ballfield.  Plans for the 2-and-a-half acre town and state-owned land at Route 7 and Simpaug Turnpike call for lighting, bleachers, a parking lot and concession stand. 


Traffic studies found there would not be a significant impact.  Speakers would not be used after a certain hour, and the lights would be turned off overnight. 


During three public hearings, neighbors expressed concerns about noise, traffic and the lights. 


The Inlands and Wetlands Board voted 8-1 and the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 7-2.

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