Fairfield Morning Briefing: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

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

Today is Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. On this day in 1989, Wayne Gretzky breaks the NHL point record.

Famous birthdays include Friedrich Nietsche – 1844; John Kenneth Galbraith – 1908; Jim Palmer – 1945; Emeril Lagasse – 1959.



  • Fairfield Native's Battle with Breast Cancer Raises Local Awareness
  • Party Chairs Remind Resident of Campaign Sign Guidelines
  • SHARE: Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors in Fairfield
  • Letter: 'Good Luck Trying to Survive Financially in Fairfield'
  • Fairfield Patch Election Guide 2012
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • Blood Pressure Screenings: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Fairfield Senior Center, free. " Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the the Fairfield Senior Center."
  • Using Indeed.com for an Effective Online Job Search: 10 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Indeed.com is the world’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs, offering free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards.  Learn best practices for using this site to conduct an effective job search from Indeed Communications Manager Mike Werch."
  • Community Blood Drive: 1:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., The Jewish Home for the Elderly, free. The drive will be held in the Recreation Center.





  • RTM Legislation & Administration Subcommittee: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road)
  • Board of Library Trustees: 7 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library (agenda)
  • Board of Health: 7:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road)
  • Parking Authority: 7:30 p.m., Eunice Postol Recreation Center (75 Mill Plain Road)
  • Golf Commission: 7:30 p.m., Eunice Postol Recreation Center (agenda)
  • RTM Finance Subcommittee: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall
  • RTM Public Works and Planning Subcommittee: 8 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Sunday:

  • Monday: "A chance of showers before 1 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms."
  • Monday night: "Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 5:17 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:25 a.m.
  • Low tide: 5:51 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:11 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:55 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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