Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. On this day in 1919, the nationwide prohibition of the sale, manufacturing, and consumption of alcohol took effect.

Famous birthdays include Andre Michelin – 1853; Ethel Merman – 1908; Kate Moss – 1974; Albert Pujols – 1980.  



  • Julie Andrews to Visit Fairfield U Bookstore Feb. 7
  • VIDEOS: Sandy Hook Promise: An Emotional Call to Action
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Tarot 101 - Learn to Read the Cards! 7 p.m., Finding Feathers, $25. " Join Mark Hoyt, talented and experienced tarot reader, to learn how to read the cards.  In this fun, informative workshop, you will learn about tarot, different spreads and how to interpret what the cards tell us.  This workshop is not to be missed!"
  • Shelby Lynne: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $45. "A sort of sultry country goddess, singer Shelby Lynne doesn't let pesky genres tie her down."





  • Affordable Housing Committee: 7 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) conference room (agenda)
  • Parks & Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Eunice Postol Parks & Recreation Department (75 Mill Plain Road) (agenda)
  • Parks & Recreation Ice Rink Subcommittee: Immediately following regular meeting (above) (agenda)
  • Flood & Erosion Commission: Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Rain, snow, and sleet before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain. High near 39. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible."
  • Wednesday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 8 to 10 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 2:14 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:15 a.m.
  • Low tide: 8:34 a.m.
  • High tide: 2:38 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:50 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:54 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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