Fairfield Morning Briefing: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Local events, announcements, and reminders to start your day.

Today is Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison after 27 years.

Famous birthdays include Thomas Edison – 1847; Bobby Boris Pickett – 1938; Sheryl Crow – 1962; Jennifer Aniston – 1969.



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See the Events Calendar for Monday, Feb. 11. Events may have been cancelled due to this weekend's blizzard.  




GOVERNMENT MEETINGS (subject to cancellation due to blizzard cleanup)

  • Special Fire Commission: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) basement conference room (agenda)
  • Board of Health: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Golf Commission: 7:30 p.m., Eunice Postol Parks & Recreation Center (75 Mill Plain Road) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Sunday:

  • Monday: "Snow and freezing rain likely before 10 a.m., then rain. Patchy fog. High near 43. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no snow accumulation expected."
  • Monday night: "Rain likely, mainly before 10 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.




  • Low tide: 5:44 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:52 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:46 a.m.
  • Sunset: 5:23 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:08 p.m.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Southport Harbor).


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