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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

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

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. On this day in 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson, and Walter Johnson.

Famous birthdays include William McKinley – 1843; Tom Selleck – 1945; Oprah Winfrey – 1954; Adam Lambert – 1982.

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HEADLINES

  • Grassroots Group 'Fairfield Taxpayer' Takes Message to the Web
  • Letter: Don't Let Possible Cuts to School Budget Impact Learning
  • Parents Call for Tighter Gun Laws in Tense Hearing
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

Want your photos and/or write-ups from Fairfield youth or recreational sports featured on Fairfield Patch? Add them to the Community Sports Gallery.

 

EVENTS & REMINDERS

  • Free SAT Practice Test: 5:30 p.m., Fairfield University, free. Register at www.kaptest.com.
  • Former US Congressman Bob Steele Discusses His New Novel: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Steele's novel 'The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town' comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to legalize Internet gambling."
  • Soul Food Junkies Screening: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, free. A panel discussion will follow the one-hour screening.

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Board of Education: 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Warde High School Auditorium (agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Tuesday night: "A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • High tide: 12:15 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:06 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:27 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:28 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:06 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:50 p.m.

 

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

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