Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. On this day in 2003, a fire at a rock concert in a West Warwick, R.I. nightclub killed 100 people and injured almost 200 more.

Famous birthdays include Patty Hearst – 1954; Charles Barkley – 1963; Kurt Cobain – 1967; Rihanna – 1988.



  • First Selectman Proposes Fiscal Year 2014 Budget with 6.4% Tax Hike
  • The Bearer of Good News
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Pinterest Overview at the Library: 12 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. Start pinning your own collection today after this overview and demonstration of Pinterest.
  • Oscar Short Films: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, free. "During the Oscars, most people only get to see a brief glimpse of the films that are nominated for the Best Short Film categories. You are invited to experience the OSCAR® nominated short films in the Documentary category, for free, on one special night."
  • Fairfield Beach Area Rebuilding Information Session: 7 p.m., Riverfield School All-Purpose Room, free. The information session will address questions that have been raised by beach area residents following Superstorm Sandy, according to information from the First Selectman's Office.





  • Affordable Housing Committee: 7 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Eunice Postol Parks and Recreation Department (75 Mill Plain Road) (agenda)
  • RTM Joint Subcommittee Meeting: 7:30 p.m., McKinley Elementary School
  • Water Pollution Control Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. West wind 13 to 18 mph."
  • Wednesday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 12:45 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:40 a.m.
  • High tide: 6:56 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:28 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:34 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:31 p.m.


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


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