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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. On this day in 1827, New Orleanians took to the streets in masks and costumes, marking the beginning of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

Famous birthdays include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – 1807; Elizabeth Taylor – 1932; Ralph Nader – 1934; Chelsea Clinton – 1980.

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HEADLINES

  • School Board Moves Forward with $11.6M Fairfield Ludlowe Project
  • Attend Thursday's Once Upon a Time Event to Benefit the Chamber of Commerce
  • Letter: Data Shows Pilot Math Program is 'Detrimental' to Students' Learning
  • Sacred Heart Names Bobby Valentine New Athletic Director [VIDEOS]
  • 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

  • Rocco & Associates Re-launch Cocktail Reception: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Old Post Tavern, free - RSVP required. " Fairfield-based wealth manager that was founded to assist individuals and families across all aspects of their financial lives, is proud to announce a rebranding of the firm."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Joint Board of Selectmen/Finance Budget Meeting: 7 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor) (agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Rain. High near 43. Breezy, with an east wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."
  • Wednesday night: "A chance of rain. Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • Low tide: 6:05 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:30 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:06 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:42 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:23 p.m.

 

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

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