Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. On this day in 1948, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian Independence movement Mohandas Ghandi was assassinated.

Famous birthdays include Franklin Roosevelt – 1882; Gene Hackman – 1930; Phil Collins – 1951; Christian Bale – 1974.



  • School Board Trims Superintendent's Proposed Budget by $342K [VIDEOS]
  • First Selectman's 2013 State of the Town Address
  • Republicans Respond to First Selectman's State of the Town Address
  • Letter: No Data to Support Use of CPM Algebra Textbook
  • Ending Gun Violence for All
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • BIG Fairfield Presents How to Get Ink: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Southport Brewing Company, $12 for members/$25 for nonmembers. Learn how to get published and promote your book.
  • Dry Cleaned Clothing Sale at Operation Hope: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Operation Hope. "The Korean Dry Cleaning Association of CT has donated over 600 dry cleaned garments to Operation Hope.  For a minimal price and donation, we are offering these clothes to the public."





  • Board of Finance Quarterly Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor) (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "A chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. South wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."
  • Wednesday night: "Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4 a.m., then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 42. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.




  • High tide: 12:53 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:06 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:09 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:08 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:08 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:29 p.m.


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


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