There's never been a shortage of news to report in Fairfield.
I started this job two years ago in the midst of the Metro Center debacle, followed by the freak Halloween snowstorm, and then jumped straight into election season – and that was just the tail end of 2011. The next year saw much, much more, including the devastation left by Superstorm Sandy and the tragedy in Newtown. Then there was the blizzard of February 2013, and of course, all the local stories in between.
What I'll remember most, though, is the engaging community that makes up Fairfield. I've truly enjoyed getting to know the people who make up this town – from the new business owners who are proud to open up shop in Fairfield, to the residents who keep a close eye on local politics and government goings-on, to the neighbors who band together to help each other during hard times.
I think the most striking example that highlights the type of people that make up Fairfield is the story of the post-Sandy beach cleanup that drew hundreds of volunteers on a Sunday morning.
Fairfield Patch readers, users, and contributors are in good hands with Dan DeBlasio, a member of the Patch editorial team and the new Fairfield Patch editor. Dan hails from Southbury and is an experienced Patch editor and local news and sports reporter. I'll be following his great work as a fan of Fairfield Patch.