Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

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

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. On this day in 1953, Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Frances Crick discovered the chemical structure of DNA.

Famous birthdays include Zero Mostel – 1915; Brian Jones – 1942; Bernadette Peters – 1948; Jason Aldean– 1977.



  • School Board Concerned About Upcoming State-Mandated Staff Evaluations
  • Pink Cupcake Shack Holds Fundraiser for Rare Disease Day
  • Support Near & Far Aid at Friday's Spring Gala
  • Once Upon a Time Event to Benefit Chamber of Commerce is Tonight
  • And MY Award Goes To...
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Star Wars Movie Marathon & Trivia Contest: 3 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "As part of our One Book One Town festivities, we are celebrating Auggie’s favorite movies with a Star Wars Movie Marathon."
  • Once Upon a Time: 6 p.m., Pequot Library, $60. "Once Upon A Time is the Fairfield Chamber's one and only fundraiser for 2013."
  • Weight Loss after 40: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "You can avoid the gain, lose the pounds, and maintain a healthy weight, just by changing your habits and mindset."
  • Fishbone: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $35. "Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock."
  • Navigating the Social World with Kindness and Manners: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Join manners expert Judith Ré in a discussion of the importance of teaching manners, etiquette, social skills and kindness to children."





  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 12 p.m., 15 Pine Tree Lane (agenda)
  • Human Services Commission: 4 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Parking Authority Hearing: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Parking Authority Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Thursday: "A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Thursday night: "A chance of showers, mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 12:25 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:28 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:48 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:48 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:43 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:04 p.m.


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


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