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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, May 17, 2012

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

Today is Thursday, May 17, 2012. On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case “Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka” that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

Famous birthdays include Dennis Hopper – 1936; Bob Saget – 1956; Sugar Ray Leonard – 1956; Enya – 1961.   

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HEADLINES

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

  • : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., . “Call (203) 254-0666 to reserve a complimentary personal appointment to shop with one of our Style Experts and Chico’s will donate 10% of your sale proceeds to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.”
  • : 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., The Westport Inn (1595 Post Road E, Westport), $60 with reservation/$70 at the door. “This is the Fairfield Chambers fundraiser for 2012.  Food will be provided by 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant; Fairfield Cafe, Moe's Southwest Grill, Eramosa Restaurant, DaPietro's Restaurant; The Pantry (desserts).  Wine tasting provided by Casa DeVino.  Main Sponsor:  People's United Bank.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $32. Lindley’s encyclopedic knowledge of music, his indomitable arsenal of stringed instruments, and his deft touch in every style put him on the top of everyone’s list of most able sidemen.”
  • : 7 p.m., , $35. “The Jersey-born blues-rocker Walter Trout spent decades as an ace sideman, playing guitar behind the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, and Joe Tex and even rocked out with Canned Heat and the Bluesbreakers in the ‘80s.”
  • : 7 p.m., , free. The club will discuss Patty Duke’s book “A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness.”
  • : 7 p.m., , free. “This program, with international business consultant Richard Allison, will talk about:  finding the right mindset; working with an international business framework applicable to any size company; integrating cultural, economic and regulatory dimensions; understanding and overcoming the complexities of the cross-border arena; and thinking out-of-the-box to recognize opportunities in international business.”

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Dark Shadows – 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:35 p.m. 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 38 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • The Dictator – 12:35 p.m., 1:05 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 23 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Five-Year Engagement – 1:10 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (2 hrs., 4 min.) – IMDb – Rotten TomatoesTrailer
  • The Lucky One – 1:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m. (1 hr., 41 min.) – IMDbRotten Tomatoes - Trailer
  • Marvel’s the Avengers – 12:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:20 p.m. (2 hrs. 22 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer
  • Marvel’s The Avengers 3D – 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (2 hrs., 22 min.) – IMDbRotten TomatoesTrailer

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Public Hearing: 4:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • : 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) Meeting Room II (agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: “Sunny, with a high near 70. North wind between 7 and 10 mph.”
  • Thursday night: “Clear, with a low around 50. North wind between 3 and 5 mph.”

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s “Traffic & Gas Prices” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • Low tide: 3:43 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:32 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:45 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:47 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:07 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:59 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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