Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. On this day in 1945, the Nuremberg Trials -- during which 24 high-ranking Nazi officers went on trial -- began.  

Famous birthdays include Edwin Hubble ­– 1889; Robert F. Kennedy – 1925; Joe Biden – 1942; Joel McHale – 1971.





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  • Free Car Washes: All day, Russell Speeder's (620 Villa Avenue), free. "In the aftermath of our most recent storm Russell Speeders Care Wash, at 620 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, is offering Free Car Washes now through December 6th. Fairfield will be our 19th location and we look forward to being a good neighbor in our new home. It’s our small way of helping others when they need help. It’s our small way of saying welcome to our new community."
  • A Taste of the Holidays - Wine Tasting & Art Show: 6 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $20 (adults only). Start the holiday season off with an evening of fine wine, seasonal hors d’oeuvres and amazing artwork – all in
    support of a great cause! Twisted Vine Fine Wine & Spirits of Fairfield will present over 20 wines picked with holiday entertaining and celebration in mind. One of a kind artwork handcrafted by Giant Steps students will be displayed and for sale - Perfect for gift giving and decking the halls! A portion of the proceeds from ticket, wine and art sales will benefit the Giant Steps Arts Program.





  • Harbor Management Commission: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Employees Retirement Board Special Meeting: 6:45 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Joint Retirement Investment Board: 7 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)
  • RTM Joint Meeting for Education and Recreation, Health and Safety Subcommittees: 7:30 p.m., Holland Hill School


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "Partly sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 6 to 8 mph."
  • Tuesday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 4:09 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:47 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10:30 a.m.
  • High tide: 4:35 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:30 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:59 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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