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Cassidy, David

NUGGET #30

Cassidy, David, (1950-2017), actor and singer, lived at 43 Olmstead Lane from 1995 to 1998; was star of 1970s TV series, The Partridge Family; nominated for an Emmy for a part in the TV series Police Story; frequently performed at Las Vegas.

From Jack Sanders, Who Was Who in Ridgefield.

More Historical Nuggets

First Pride Day, 1998

FIRST ‘PRIDE’ DAY: “A Celebration of Community: Straight, Gay and Lesbian“ took place in 1998, on the Community Center lawn. Just a year later, a Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time in the nation over a state capitol, Hartford, on March 21, 1999.

Hezekiah Scott (1789-1879)

Hezekiah Scott was a weaver and operated a distillery on the brook near his home on Barlow Mountain Road — a stream now called Kiah’s Brook.

Paving

The first road paving, part of a state experiment, was done on the eastern end of Branchville Road around 1912. Catoonah Street was paved in 1922.