Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evans over 30 years after the crime occurred.

Famous birthdays include Hank Aaron – 1934; Michael Sheen – 1969; Cristiano Ronaldo – 1985; Darren Criss – 1987.



  • Fairfield Grand List Shows $42.1 Million Increase
  • Fairfield Resident Opens Speech & Language Practice in Town
  • Letter: School Board Should Do Its Homework on Math Program
  • Officials to Hold Beach Area Rebuilding Info Session on Feb. 11
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • From Behind the Recruiter's Desk: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library Rotary Room, free. "Recruiters have the benefit of seeing both sides of the job search... Get the inside scoop from recruiter Melissa Mongillo as she discusses current job market trends."
  • Selecting Books for Tween Readers: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library Teen Room, free. "Choosing books for tweens can be tricky.  Drop in to the Teen Room and learn about the great titles that are out there for this age group."
  • Sixpence None the Richer: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $25. "Today, this Grammy-nominated gem, serves a gorgeous mix of pop hooks, piano, acoustic guitars, a bit of country and a new found and beautiful simplicity to the songs."





  • Fire Commission Special Meeting: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Board of Finance & Budget Subcommittee: 7 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "A chance of snow, mainly before 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Tuesday night: "A chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 6:09 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:59 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:50 a.m.
  • Sunset: 5:15 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:49 p.m.


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


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