Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

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

Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key penned the poem that would later become the Star-Spangled Banner.  

Famous birthdays include Milton Hershey – 1857; Gen. John G. Pershing – 1860; Roald Dahl – 1916; Fiona Apple  – 1977.





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  • : 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., , free. "Mercy Learning Center invites the public to a celebration of International Literacy Day and National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week.  Throughout the day, the Center is sponsoring events held at Housatonic Community College and Fairfield University."
  • : 7 p.m., , free. " The second session of the Reinvent Your Financial Future @ the Fairfield Public Library program is being launched with financial expert Laura Adams.  Adams talk, Master Your Money:  Activate a 5-Step Program to Build Wealth and Achieve Financial Security, is aimed at helping you take control of your finances by following five concrete steps."





  • Forestry Committee: 1 p.m., Fairfield Public Library (agenda)
  • Penfield Reef Lighthouse Committee: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road)
  • : 4:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • RTM Redistricting Committee: 5:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall
  • : 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library (agenda)


FORECAST as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: "Sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon."
  • Thursday night: "Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind 6 to 9 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 3:38 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:32 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:46 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:55 p.m.
  • Sunset: 7:05 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:03 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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