Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. On this day in 1957, the toy company Wham-O produced the world's first Frisbees.

Famous birthdays include John Hancock – 1737; Edouard Manet – 1832; Chesley Sully Sullenberger – 1951; Mariska Hargitay – 1964.  



  • 'Cash Mob' Hopes to Flood Sandy Hook This Weekend
  • Fairfield Students Named to St. Anselm College Dean's List
  • Runners Needed for American Liver Foundation's Research Boston Marathon Team
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Learn about Awesome Apps for Apple & Android at the Library: 12 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Explore the world of apps available for work, time management, entertainment, travel and just plain fun!  This event is intended to be interactive.  Attendees are encouraged to share their favorite apps."
  • GMO Free CT Public Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe, free. "Please Join "GMO Free CT" and "Food and Water Watch" for a Fairfield County Meeting to plan for our upcoming campaign to get a GMO labeling bill passed. 30 second walk from Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe at The ANNEX on Donnelly's Walk!"





  • Board of Selectmen: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Riverfield School Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Riverfield School Library (agenda)
  • RTM Joint Meeting for Subcommittees: 7:30 p.m., McKinley School
  • Special Shellfish Commission Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor Conservation Department Office (agenda)
  • Water Pollution Control Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Scattered flurries after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Northwest wind around 16 mph."
  • Wednesday night: "Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northwest wind around 7 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 2:13 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:11 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:27 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:54 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:59 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:58 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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