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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

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

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. On this day in 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus mistook three manatees for mermaids as he sailed near the Dominican Republic.

Famous birthdays include Richard Nixon – 1913; Jimmy Page – 1944; Dave Matthews – 1967; Kate Middleton – 1982.  

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HEADLINES

 

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

  • Learn How to Identify Mold Illnesses: 10 a.m. at the Fairfield Public Library, 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Karen Drena will lecture about the illnesses associated with mold and lyme... At the lecture, Drena will discuss the health effects of exposure to damp buildings and mold. Attendees will learn how to identify and survive mold related illnesses as well as keeping a home mold-free."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Police Commission: 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Police Headquarters, second floor
  • Shellfish Commission: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Sunny, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning."
  • Wednesday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 31. West wind 9 to 15 mph."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • Low tide: 2:19 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:31 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:05 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:43 p.m.
  • Low tide: 9:07 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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