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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. On this day in 1957, the Milwaukee Braves defeated the New York Yankees to win their first World Series since 1914.

Famous birthdays include Helen Hayes – 1900; Edward D. Wood Jr. – 1924; Brett Favre – 1969; Mario Lopez – 1973.

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HEADLINES

  • School Board Rethinks Student Internet Use Amendment
  • Shop Pink to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Carol Channing 'Conversation' at SHU Postponed
  • Letter: DeSanctis Will 'Bring Fiscal Responsibility' to Hartford
  • Fairfield Patch Election Guide 2012
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • 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

  • Friends of Fairfield Basketball Tip Off Reception: 6 p.m., Gaelic-American Club, $25/$10 for children under 12 and Fairfield University students with school ID. Dinner with Fairfield University Men's Basketball Head Coach Sydney Johnson and Women's Basketball Head Coach Joe Frager.
  • Solarize Connecticut/Fairfield Workshop: 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "From now until December 14th you can signup for Solarize Connecticut-Fairfield, a new program Fairfield is offering residents to help significantly lower their monthly electric bills."
  • CLASP Homes 30th Anniversary Comedy - Jon Fisch and Moody McCarthy: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $45. "CLASP Homes is excited to announce a comedy evening starring comedian Jon Fisch. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, Jon was chosen as one of Comedy central’s “Fresh Faces of Comedy” and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s '10 Standout Stand-ups'."
  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council: 7 p.m., Sacred Heart University, free. "The Second Vatican Council in 1962 led to the founding of SHU by Bishop Walter W. Curtis as the first Catholic university in America led and staffed by lay people. SHU will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II and its close affiliation with that historical occasion with a series of events."


FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Finding Nemo 3D – 1:05 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (1 hr., 41 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Hotel Transylvania ­­– 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. (1 hr., 31 min.) – IMDB – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Hotel Transylvania 3D – 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m. (1 hr., 31 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes ­– Trailer
  • The Intouchables – 1:35 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m. (1 hr., 52 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Master – 12:40 p.m., 1:10 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m. (2 hrs., 30 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Oranges ­­­– 12:50 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m. (1 hr., 30 min.) – IMDb ­– Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Pitch Perfect ­– 1:20 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. (1 hr., 52 min.) ­– IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Trouble with the Curve – 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (1 hr., 51 min.) ­– IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Burr Garden Advisory Committee: 10 a.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Police Commission: 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Police Headquarters
  • Town Facilities Commission: 6:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) (agenda)
  • Shellfish Commission: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall
  • RTM Public Health and Safety Subcommittee Special Meeting: Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "A slight chance of light rain before 8 a.m., then a slight chance of showers after 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 65. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Wednesday night: "A slight chance of showers before 9 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • Low tide: 1:17 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:28 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:39 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:19 p.m.
  • High tide: 7:47 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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