Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. On this day in 1886, Apache chief Geronimo surrendered to U.S. government troops.

Famous birthdays include Richard Wright - 1908; Damon Wayans – 1960; Mike Piazza – 1968; Beyoncé Knowles – 1981.





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  • : 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., . "The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be having an E-X-P-A-N-D-E-D  Back to School Book Sale September 4 through September 14.  All fiction and Young Adult books will be “Buy two, get one free” and Children’s books will be “Buy three, get one free” (higher prices prevail).   There is a large selection of books that will be available for purchase."





  • Retirement Board for Police and Firefighters: 4 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Board of Education Policy Committee: 4:15 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East second floor) (agenda)
  • Retirement Board - Employees' Quarterly Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall
  • Riverfield School Building Committee: 7 p.m., Riverfield Elementary School Library (agenda)
  • Board of Finance: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 8 p.m. on Sunday:

  • Tuesday: "A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."
  • Tuesday night: "Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 2:10 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:23 a.m.
  • Low tide: 8:16 a.m.
  • High tide: 2:26 p.m.  
  • Sunset: 7:20 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:49 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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