Fairfield Morning Briefing: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

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

Today is Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. On this day in 1954, Ellis Island shut its doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.

Famous birthdays include Grace Kelly – 1929; Neil Young – 1945; Ryan Gosling – 1980; Anne Hathaway – 1982.



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  • Thanksgiving Collection for Operation Hope: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Chico's. "Chico's will be collection non-perishable food items and personal care products for Operation Hope.  Inviting our shoppers to help our efforts for this wonderful organization."
  • Sib Shop: 5:30 p.m., 240 Colony Street, $50. "Fun and Support for children ages 8-13 who have a sibling with special needs." This is a Pilot House program.





Town Hall is closed in observance of Veterans Day.


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Sunday:

  • Monday: "Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind 6 to 9 mph."
  • Monday night: "Rain or drizzle likely, mainly after 3 a.m. Patchy fog after 9 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 3 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:38 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:10 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:39 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:36 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:43 p.m.


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

marybeth mcgee November 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM
As a beach resident our family wants to thank all the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help clean up our properties. At one point I had 10 people raking and bagging leaves and piling branches. We also had a father and son team taking the bags to the dump. My husband and I were overwhelmed by their acts of kindness. It was so nice to have our property look neat and tidy after two weeks of chaos and mess. We really appreciate it. Thank you volunteers... your efforts moved us beyond words. ~ Cal and Marybeth McGee, 40 Quincy Street.


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