Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, July 10, 2012. On this day in 1925, the "Monkey Trial" against high school teacher John Thomas Scopes began in Tenn. Scopes was accused of teaching evolution to his students, which was against state law.

Famous birthdays include Nikola Tesla – 1856; David Brinkley – 1920; Sofia Vergara – 1972; Jessica Simpson – 1980.  






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  • : 12 p.m., , free. " Find out the difference between Medicare and Medicaid and how one qualifies for either program."
  • : 1:45 p.m., , free. This is a five-week program for kids entering kindergarten through second grade. No registration is necessary, but tickets will be given to the first 20 children who arrive. Themes for the program include Pizza!, Under the Sea, Olympics, Bugging Out and Beach Time.
  • : 8 p.m., , $39. " The enduring, hard-touring, and self-caricaturing rock group Cheap Trick worked its way up to platinum sales with an explosive fusion of Beatlesque melodic hooks, Who-styled crunching power chords, and a flair for the absurd."





  • : 6 p.m., 15 Pine Tree Lane (agenda)
  • Not-For-Profit Subcommittee: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall first floor conference room (agenda)
  • : 7:30 p.m., McKinley Elementary School (agenda)


FORECAST as of 8 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: “Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.”
  • Tuesday night: “Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.”



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



  • High tide: 4:53 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 5:30 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:05 a.m.
  • High tide: 5:20 a.m.
  • Sunset: 8:26 p.m.
  • Low tide: 11:47 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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