Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. On this day in 1095, Pope Urban II ordered the first Crusade during a speech.

Famous birthdays include Bruce Lee – 1940; Jimi Hendrix ­– 1942; Kathryn Bigelow – 1952; Caroline Kennedy – 1957.  



  • RTM Members Propose Changes to Senior Tax Relief Program
  • Fairfield Unemployment Rises to 7.3 Percent
  • Crisis and Opportunity for Christie in New Jersey
  • Tweet #PatchRebuilds to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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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."
  • Holiday Boutique Bazaar: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sacred Heart University. "Local vendors and boutiques from Connecticut are coming to sell their products just in time for the holiday season! Thirty percent of their proceeds are going directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation."
  • Personal Finances as You Near Retirement: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Many boomers say they will delay retirement or plan to work during retirement to make ends meet.  Plan now to ensure a better retirement with advice from Sheryle McMillan, Regional Director of Education and Community Relations for Money Management International."
  • Tech Demo Class - Creating Movie Slideshows with Windows Movie Maker: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Learn how to create a slide show with transitions, titles, music and special effects that can be uploaded to YouTube and shared on the web."
  • .: 7:30 p.m., Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe, $35. "Discover how live-food veganism can be elevated in its holistic application to the complexities of personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal realities." Tickets must be reserved online; see event listing for details.





  • Board of Education: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor) (agenda)
  • Parking Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Town Planning and Zoning Commission: 7:30 p.m., McKinley School


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "Snow likely before noon, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible."
  • Tuesday night: "A chance of snow, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 3:54 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:55 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:04 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:26 p.m.
  • Low tide: 4:31 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:35 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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