Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

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

Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. On this day in 1950, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announced the development of the hydrogen bomb.

Famous birthdays include Jackie Robinson– 1919; Carol Channing – 1921; Portia de Rossi– 1973; Justin Timberlake – 1981.



  • School Board Delays Vote on Fairfield Ludlowe Expansion 'Ed Specs'
  • 'Rebound for Newtown' Basketball Fundraiser Tonight in Fairfield
  • Get Your Super Bowl Menu Ready: Specials Offered in Fairfield
  • Bearing Witness at the Gun Violence Hearing
  • Fairfield Students Named to Stonehill College Dean's List
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Chico's Shopping Party to Benefit the Center for Woman & Families: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Chico's. "Shop at Chico's between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Chico's will donate 10 percent of sales proceeds to The Center for Women and Families.  Come out and support this wonderful local organization."
  • Jeff LeBlanc: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $16. "An FTC favorite over the years, Sirius/XM "Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year" nominee Jeff LeBlanc returns to StageOne; this time with his full band."
  • Retirement Planning Simulation Game: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. " You’ve got nothing to lose and knowledge to gain when you apply your personal finance know-how and compete for prizes."
  • Franchising and Business Ownership – A Small Business Strategies Program: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Are you looking for an alternative to traditional employment?  Join us for an exploration of franchise ownership with franchising expert Luc Deslauriers."





  • Fire Commission Special Meeting: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Parking Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: "A chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 39 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Thursday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 1:33 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:54 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:52 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:09 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:12 p.m.


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


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