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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. On this day in 1990, President George H.W. Bush ordered the organization of Operation Desert Shield after Iraq invaded Kuwait.

Famous birthdays include Mata Hari ­– 1876; Don Larsen ­– 1929; David Duchovny – 1960; Charlize Theron – 1975.  

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HEADLINES

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

 

  • : 7 p.m., (Bridgeport), $60. " Arguably the only band in the world able to transform The Klein into a real-life “Love Shack,” the B52s really are coming to town and, while you better act fast and buy your tickets today, you don’t need you to bring your juke-box money!"

 

AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (1 hr., 31 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – 12:55 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:20 p.m. (1 hr., 58 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Brave – 12:15 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:35 p.m. (1 hr., 40 min.) – IMDb ­– Rotten Tomatoes ­– Trailer
  • The Dark Knight Rises – 11:15 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (2 hrs., 44 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m. (1 hr., 34 min.) – IMDb ­­– Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Intouchables – 1:20 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 52 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Moonrise Kingdom – 12:20 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m. (1 hr., 33 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • To Rome With Love – 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m. (1 hr., 35 min.) ­– IMDbRotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Watch – 12:05 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr., 42 min.) ­– IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Retirement Board Employees' Quarterly Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road)
  • Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall first floor conference room (agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 2 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming southwest in the afternoon."
  • Tuesday night: "Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

 

TIDES & TIMES

 

  • High tide: 3:27 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:55 a.m.
  • Low tide: 9:36 a.m.
  • High tide: 3:49 p.m.
  • Sunset: 8:02 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:13 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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