Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. On this day in 1978, the Soviet Union signed a "friendship treaty" with the Afghan government, promising economic and military assistance.

Famous birthdays include Martin Van Buren – 1782; George Armstrong Custer ­– 1839; Walt Disney – 1901; Little Richard – 1932.  





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  • Holiday Book Sale: 9 a.m., Fairfield Public Library. "The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 1 through Friday, December 21 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  The sale will be held during regular Library hours.  There will be a large selection of children’s and young adult books, as well as holiday books and adult fiction.  There will also be some “special” books, such as collector and antiquarian books, available. All proceeds from the book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Fairfield Library, will benefit the Library."
  • E-Reader Overview: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Wondering if you’d like to get an e-reader?  Have one but need to know how to download books (and more) from the Library?  Explore and compare the Nook, Sony Reader and Kindle e-readers with reference librarians Sue Zuckerman and Judy Sparzo.  Learn how to download books, music and video from the Fairfield Public Library Digital Library."
  • Change Your Mind with Neurofeedback: 7:30 p.m., free. "Neurofeedback is a holistic, alternative modality that is drug-free, painless, and non-invasive.  Neurofeedback acts as “Technological Cognitive Behavior Therapy” and treats many neuropsychological conditions which involve the self-regulation of the cerebral cortex of the brain."





  • Board of Selectmen: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Land Acquisition: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (agenda)
  • Fairfield Warde High School Roof Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall basement conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Wednesday: "Scattered showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 8 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Wednesday night: "Clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 3:22 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:03 a.m.
  • Low tide: 9:34 a.m.
  • High tide: 3:36 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:24 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10 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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