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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 [MLK Jr. Day]

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

Today is Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War.

Famous birthdays include Thomas Stonewall Jackson – 1824; Benny Hill – 1924; Geena Davis – 1956; Cat Power – 1972.  

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All town offices and both Fairfield Public Library branches are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Pequot Library is only open to book sale customers (see "Events" below).

 

HEADLINES

  • 50 Years After 'I Have A Dream' -- Inspirational Video
  • Big Mike: Memories of Daddy King
  • Fairfield Students Named to Cornell University Dean's List
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

Want your photos and/or write-ups from Fairfield youth or recreational sports featured on Fairfield Patch? Add them to the Community Sports Gallery.

 

EVENTS & REMINDERS

  • Pequot Library Mid-Winter Book Sale: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pequot Library. "In addition to the fiction category, which is the highlight of the sale, as always, there will be: Hundreds of hand-picked LP records, vintage paperbacks, good selection of matted prints, audio books and videos, children's books and videos, biography, history, and more. Come in from the cold and browse for books in a cozy, intimate environment."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Monday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 31."
  • Monday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • Low tide: 12:28 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:44 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:12 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:16 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:56 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:18 p.m.

 

 

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).

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