Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. On this day in 1989, the deadliest earthquake to hit the San Francisco area since 1906 struck at 5:04 p.m., lasted 15 seconds, measured 71 on the Richter scale, and killed 63 people.

Famous birthdays include Arthur Miller – 1915; Rita Hayworth – 1918; George Wendt – 1948; Eminem – 1972.



  • Help a Fairfield Woman in Need at Thursday's 'Jar in a Bar'
  • Fairfield RTC Chairman Demands Retraction From Fawcett
  • Enter to Win Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest
  • Fairfield Patch Election Guide 2012
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • Fairfield Health Department Flu Clinic:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, free (with unsurance). "No appointment necessary- walk in. Please wear short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up easily. Insurance accepted for the seasonal flu immunization include Medicare Part B; Anthem Blue Cross/BlueShield; Connecticare; and Aetna. Please bring your insurance card with you. Without insurance, the cost of the flu vaccine is $25.00. Pneumonia vaccine, which will also be offered, is available for $45 without the above listed insurance. The consent forms for the clinic will be available at the Clinic and are also posted on the Health Department website.
  • Wordpress Class: 12 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "This is a quick overview perfect for your lunch hour where you will learn the basics of Wordpress.  It is a free, easy tool you can use to write your own blog, or use to create your own website."
  • Democratic Town Committee Rally and Open House: 6:30 p.m., 1508 Post Road (Democrat Headquarters), free. "Meet your Democratic candidates and elected officials."
  • Reinvent Your Financial Future - Choosing a Financial Planner: 7 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Learn important tips on how to select a planner with a representative from the Connecticut Department of Banking, Securities and Business Investments Division.  Find out how to check a planner’s licensing status and disciplinary history and how to protect yourself from investment scams and frauds."
  • Jon McLaughlin: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $22. "Jon McLaughlin's new album, Promising Promises reflects Jon’s confidence and maturity as a songwriter."





  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Plan Advisory Committee: 5 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road)
  • Affordable Housing Committee: 7 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) (agenda)
  • Fairfield Warde High School Roof Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)
  • RTM Joint Meeting for Education and Recreation, Health and Safety Subcommittees: 7:30 p.m., Board of Education Conference Room (501 Kings Highway East, second floor)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon."
  • Wednesday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 3 to 6 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 12:44 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:52 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:07 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:01 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:08 p.m.
  • Low tide: 7:31 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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