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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.

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HEADLINES

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

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY 

Want your photos and/or write-ups from Fairfield youth or recreational sports featured on Fairfield Patch? Add them to the Community Sports Gallery.

 

EVENTS & REMINDERS

  • 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.

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • 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."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • 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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