Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

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

Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. On this day in 1884, the Washington Monument was completed.

Famous birthdays include Ira Gershwin – 1896; Dave Brubeck ­– 1920; Andrew Cuomo – 1957; Judd Apatow – 1967.  





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  • Holiday Book Sale: 9 a.m., Fairfield Public Library. "The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 1 through Friday, December 21 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  The sale will be held during regular Library hours.  There will be a large selection of children’s and young adult books, as well as holiday books and adult fiction.  There will also be some “special” books, such as collector and antiquarian books, available. All proceeds from the book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Fairfield Library, will benefit the Library."
  • Fairfield Country Day School Admissions Open House: 7 p.m., Fairfield Country Day School, free. "Fairfield Country Day School, Where Boys Excel, grades Pre-K through 9. Join us for an Admissions Open House on Thursday at 7:00pm to see all that Country Day has to offer your son."
  • Steve Kimock: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $37. "Kimock knows how to pick his friends and for his return to StageOne he brings a steady band, including Bernie Worrell (founding member of Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, David Lindley) and bassist Andy Hess."





  • Zoning Board of Appeals: 2:45 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Retirement Board of Police and Firefighters: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Fairfield Woods Middle School Building Committee: 7 p.m., Fairfield Woods Middle School Media Center (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: "Sunny, with a high near 42. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon."
  • Thursday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph after midnight."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 4:13 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:04 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:24 p.m.
  • High tide: 4:32 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:53 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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