Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. On this day in 1995, former football star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 double murder of his estranged wife and her friend.

Famous birthdays include Gore Vidal – 1925; Chubby Checkers – 1941; Al Sharpton – 1954; Gwen Stefani – 1969.



  • Healthy Living Can Prevent Breast Cancer: Fairfield Resources
  • Police Looking for Chef's Table 'Tipnapper'
  • Find a Job on Fairfield Patch
  • Not Just for Kids: Get a Workout at Fairfield's Playgrounds
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • New York Times Bestselling Author Visits the Library: 7 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Colleen Hoover will be presenting her debut novel, 'Slammed' and its sequel 'Point of Retreat.'"
  • John Waite: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $35. "John Waite has been around and is certainly here to stay. His latest album, Rough & Tumble, is receiving praise for how it recaptures his rock roots with danceable grooves and fantastic new original songs." (Pictured)





  • Board of Selectmen: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Plan Advisory Committee: 5p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall
  • Land Acquisition: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall
  • Fairfield Warde High School Roof Building Committee: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall


FORECAST as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday:  "A chance of rain or drizzle before noon, then a chance of showers, mainly between noon and 1 p.m. Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."
  • Wednesday night: "A chance of showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Areas of fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 1:41 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:52 a.m.
  • Low tide: 7:42 a.m.
  • High tide: 1:51 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:31 p.m.
  • Low tide: 8:16 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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