Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

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

Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. On this day in 1964, the Beatles landed in New York, ushering the era of "Beatlemania."

Famous birthdays include Charles Dickens – 1812; Chris Rock – 1965; Steve Nash  – 1974; Ashton Kutcher – 1978.



  • Coyote Attack on Galloping Hill Road Prompts Review of Pet Safety
  • Nothing to Fear but Fear (of Tyranny) Itself
  • Fairfield Students Named to Ithaca College Dean's List
  • CONTEST: Best Locket Inscriptions Win ANNIE Tix on Broadway
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Popa Chubby and Joe Louis: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $28. "Last year's StageOne performance was a prime example of how the stage trumps a sterile studio when it comes to Popa’s gritty sound."
  • Women's Empowerment Evening: 7 p.m., Troy Fine Art Services, $25. "The first month of 2013 is over. Have you figured out what's next and what you could accomplish this year that would really make a difference in your life?"
  • Outsmarting Your Toddler with Love: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Do you need help learning to cope with your toddler?  Parenting coach Ingrid Prueher will provide tips on how to calm outbursts, stop most tantrums before they start and talk about how to build a loving and respectful relationship with your child."
  • MouseMuse Storytelling: 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, $15. "Six storytellers each tell real tales in ten minutes or less." 





  • Zoning Board of Appeals: 3 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Board of Education Goals Review Advisory Committee: 5 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East second floor) (agenda)
  • Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency: 7:35 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Board of Finance Capital Planning Workshop: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Wednesday: "Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon."
  • Wednesday night: " Snow likely, mainly after 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 27. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 2:08 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:57 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:16 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:52 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:18 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:51 p.m.


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


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