Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. On this day in 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Randy Turpin at the Polo Grounds in New York City to back the belt he lost to Turpin two months before in London.

Famous birthdays include H.L. Mencken – 1880; Ian Holm – 1931; Barry White  – 1944; Jennifer Hudson. – 1981.





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  • : 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., , free. "Scrapbooking has gone virtual with Pinterest, a pinboard-style social photo-sharing website.  Join Merry Uk, webmaster for the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Public Library as she highlights one of the latest internet innovations."
  • : 7 p.m., , free. "Known for his delicious and gorgeous baked goods, John Barricelli of the SoNo Baking Company in Norwalk, Connecticut, has become a local celebrity. In The Seasonal Baker, he brings everyday baking with fruits and vegetables within reach for home cooks, offering 135 sweet and savory recipes for all seasons."





  • Burr Gardens Advisory Committee: 10 a.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor meeting room (agenda)
  • : 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Police Department second floor
  • : 6:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) (agenda)
  • : 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall second floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.."
  • Wednesday night: "Clear, with a low around 61. South wind 7 to 9 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 2:51 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:31 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:59 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:06 p.m.  
  • Sunset: 7:06 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:17 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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