Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. On this day in 1976, the band Chicago has its first No. 1 hit with "If You Leave Me Now."

Famous birthdays include Johnny Carson – 1925; Michael Crichton – 1942; Weird Al Yankovic – ­1959; Ryan Reynolds – 1976.



  • Enter to Win Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest
  • Fairfield Patch Election Guide 2012
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • : 12:15 p.m., P.T. Barnum Museum (820 Main Street, Bridgeport), free. "P.T. Barnum is best known for his circus career but this lecture, presented by Kathy Maher, executive director/curator of The Barnum Museum, will focus on Barnum’s impact on American social and political reform."
  • The Breast Night Ever: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Flipside Burgers & Bar. Join the William Raveis Real Estate Southport office and support the company's charitable fund for breast cancer awareness. Every dollar spent at Flipside between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. supports the cause.
  • Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Chris Crain, Director of Programs at the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will conduct this evening workshop and help you master the Medicare maze."
  • Social Media Marketing for Small Business Owners: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Marketing expert Ed Kuryluk will discuss Facebook, Twitter and more." [Pictured]





  • Town Facilities Commission: 7:30 a.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library small room (agenda)
  • Board of Finance Quarterly Review 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: " A chance of showers after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
  • Tuesday night: "A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 12:28 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:36 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:14 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:56 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:04 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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