Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. On this day in 1633, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges by the Roman Inquisition about his Copernican Theory (that Earth revolves around the sun, not vice-versa).

Famous birthdays include Bess Truman – 1885; Jerry Springer – 1944; Stockard Channing – 1944; Peter Gabriel – 1950.



  • NY Giants Mark Herzlich to Speak in Fairfield
  • Fairfield Blizzard Central
  • PHOTOS: Scenes from a Snowbound Fairfield
  • Fairfield Students Named to University of Scranton Dean's List
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • 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.



  • Pitchapalooza for Writers to Benefit the Fairfield Public Library: All day, Barnes & Noble (Westport). "Barnes & Noble will sponsor a 'Pitchapalooza' event for writers as part of an all-day, in-store fundraiser benefiting the Fairfield Public Library.  When you are ready to make your purchases tell the cashier you are shopping for the Fairfield Public Library and up to 20% of your total will be donated to the Library."





  • Police Commission: 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Police Headquarters, second floor
  • Shellfish Commission: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "A chance of rain, mainly after 5 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 39. West wind around 6 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Wednesday night: "Rain and snow likely before 2 a.m., then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 12:54 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:50 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:18 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:18 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:25 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:35 p.m.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Southport Harbor).


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