Fairfield Morning Briefing: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

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

Today is Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. On this day in 1986, the space shuttle "Challenger" exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.

Famous birthdays include Jackson Pollock – 1912; Alan Alda – 1936; Sarah McLachlan – 1968; Elijah Wood – 1981.



  • Letter: Pay 'Sharp Attention' to Fairfield Math Curriculum
  • Fairfield Students Named to Quinnipiac University Dean's List
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Open Craft Monday for Children: 9 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Make Mondays fun days.  It is always bright and fun in the Children’s area of the Library and once a month through April join us for Open Craft Mondays."
  • Job Series Program - Over 40 and Looking for Work: 10 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Looking for work in a down economy presents special challenges.  Job seekers over 40 need 21st century strategies to showcase their knowledge and education without appearing dated.  Learn how to make your experience work for you."





  • Representative Town Meeting: 8 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Sunday:

  • Monday: "A chance of snow before 1 p.m., then snow, possibly mixed with sleet. High near 35. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible."
  • Monday night: "Rain before 1 a.m., then areas of drizzle between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., then a chance of rain or drizzle after 4 a.m. Low around 32. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 5:47 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:07 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:49 a.m.
  • Sunset: 5:05 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:12 p.m.


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


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