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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

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

Today is Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. On this day in 1890, Yosemite National Park was established.

Famous birthdays include Jimmy Carter – 1924; Richard Harris – 1930; Julie Andrews – 1935; Zach Galifianakis – 1969.

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HEADLINES

  • CT Challenge Center for Survivorship Opens Today in Southport
  • Elections 2012: 69 Fairfield Residents Donated $1K or More to Mitt Romney
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • 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

  • Dana Perino & Donna Brazile - "America at the Crossroads: Election 2012": 8 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, $45. "Dana Perino is only the second female press secretary in U.S. History (and the first female Republican to hold the post), and one of the most widely respected members of President Bush's senior staff. Perino is an expert in crafting and communicating key messages under stressful circumstances and a keen analyst of political news. Donna Brazile has been on the front lines of political competition since age nine, and is known for her devilish wit, and hardball candor. She has 20 years experience in the making of Democratic presidential candidates." (Pictured)

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Board of Education Policy Committee: 4:15 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East second floor)(agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Friday:

  • Monday:  "A slight chance of showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Monday night: "A slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • High tide: 12:21 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:27 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:50 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:34 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:34 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:57 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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