Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington to honor those who served in the Vietnam War.

Famous birthdays include Robert Louis Stevenson – 1850; Whoopi Goldberg – 1955; Jimmy Kimmel – 1967; Gerard Butler – 1969.



  • Connecticut's Center for Cancer Survivors Opens
  • Letter: Fairfield is 'An Extraordinary Community'
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • Bargain Shopping Online - a Tech Demo Class: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Be a savvy shopper this holiday season, saving time, gas, money (and patience).  Learn about safe, secure and reputable shopping websites that offer money-saving deals and rebates from Library Reference Associate Judy Sparzo."
  • Thanksgiving Collection for Operation Hope: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Chico's. "Chico's will be collection non-perishable food items and personal care products for Operation Hope.  Inviting our shoppers to help our efforts for this wonderful organization."
  • Reinvent Your Financial Future - Long Term Care Planning: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Find out about the long term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care and at what point in your financial planning you need to include it."





  • Housing Authority: 6 p.m., 15 Pine Tree Lane (agenda)
  • Town Planning & Zoning Commission: 7:30 p.m., McKinley Elementary School (agenda)
  • Board of Finance Special Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East second floor) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "Showers, mainly before noon. Areas of fog before 9 a.m. Temperature falling to around 47 by 5 p.m. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."
  • Tuesday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North wind 8 to 10 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 3:50 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:39 a.m.
  • High tide: 10 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:35 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:34 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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