Dick’s Dispatch Now Online
Richard E. “Dick” Venus (1915-2006), a native son and Ridgefield’s first town historian, wrote 366 “Dick’s Dispatch” columns for The Ridgefield Press between March 13, 1982, and Nov. 16, 1989. They focus mostly on the people of the first half of the 20th Century and the events and places that were part of their lives. They are valuable to researchers and readers alike in not only providing an incredible collection of information on hundreds of people, but also as a light-hearted, in-depth look at life in a small Connecticut town, especially in the first third of the 20th Century, but up to and including World War II.
More to come
We will continue to post more of Dick Venus’s columns here as they become digitized.