Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. On this day in 1985, Hollywood icon Rock Hudson died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 59.

Famous birthdays include Mahatma Ghandi – 1869; Groucho Marx – 1890; Sting – 1951; Kelly Ripa – 1970.



  • Black Rock Congregational Church to Kick Off Construction Oct. 8
  • Akita Japanese Restaurant Opens on Kings Highway East
  • Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Fairfield County
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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



  • Reinvent Your Financial Future - Long-term Care Planning: 12 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Even if you have put money aside for your retirement, through a 401(k), for example, these assets are vulnerable should you need long term care.  Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $127,000.  Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs.  Learn how to protect your assets."
  • Glenn and Grant - Lee Phillips: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $28. "Two songwriters of enormous heart and spirit present solo sets on StageOne - a chance to savor songs old and new, novel approaches, and the love of spontaneity shared by these two artists in an intimate setting." (Pictured)
  • Lecture on Iraq: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "On October 3, 2012, Iraq as we know it is going to be 80 years old.  This lecture will discuss the formation of modern Iraq as a product of British and French colonial aspirations in the Near East."
  • Cheese School: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fairfield Cheese Company, $45. "If you can’t make it to Germany’s annual Oktoberfest this year, why not join us for the next best thing? This class is a festive tribute to German food and beer culture."
  • Family Poster Making Party with Mary Himes: 7:30 p.m., Democratic Headquarters (1508 Post Road), free. "Fun for the whole family! Join Congressman Jim Himes' wife, Mary and help create posters that will be used at future campaign events."





  • Retirement Board - Employees' Quarterly Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road)
  • Riverfield School Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Riverfield Elementary School Library or All-Purpose Room (agenda)
  • Board of Finance: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East second floor) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 5 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday:  "Light rain likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
  • Tuesday night: "Rain or drizzle likely before 4 a.m., then a chance of drizzle. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 1:01 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:51 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:04 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:12 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:32 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:37 p.m.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something