Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

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

Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. On this day in 1920, the League of Nations was instituted.

Famous birthdays include Grigori Rasputin – 1869; Jim Croce – 1943; Rod Stewart – 1945; Pat Benatar – 1953.  



  • New Gym Opens at Sportsplex in Fairfield
  • Can Connecticut Enact Rational Gun Control Legislation?
  • Letter: Ask for a Choice for Fairfield Algebra Commission
  • Letter: 'The BRCC Teaches Us That Promises Are Meant to Be Broken'
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice": 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Come celebrate two centuries of Mr. Darcy and
    Miss Elizabeth Bennet at a "Pride and Prejudice" book discussion at the Fairfield Public Library."
  • Fairfield Youth Lacrosse Open House: 7 p.m., free. "Come learn more about the newest lacrosse program in Fairfield.  All are welcome.  Experienced players looking to improve their  skills in a Travel Program and new athletes looking to learn new skills while having fun playing the Hottest Sport in the US."
  • Matt Shofield: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $20. "British guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Matt Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations."





  • Historic District Commission: 4:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Fire Commission: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: "Sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph."
  • Thursday night: "A chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 3:17 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:17 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:28 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:59 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:44 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:02 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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