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Sentimental Value

Fairfield residents who may have found items of sentimental value washed up on their yards after hurricane Sandy, can now return them to their rightful owners.

Lost Treasures

Many families in Fairfield continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as they evaluate their losses and make decisions on whether to rebuild or repair their homes. Some of the greatest losses though are those things near and dear to our heart, like photos, albums and personal letters from loved ones. Yes, people actually used to write letters in our lifetime! 

A friend of mine who lives close to the beach found a couple of photos washed up on her yard, but didn’t know who they belonged to. Her neighbor found a wedding album. She wondered if there was a central place to bring lost items like this. After a few email exchanges with The Patch editor, Caitlin Mazzola, I found myself on the phone with Sue Lussier of the Fairfield Police Department and am happy to say that once again they have stepped up to the plate. 

Any Fairfield resident who has found an item of sentimental value can bring it to the front desk of the Fairfield Police Department, located at 100 Reef Rd. They will file and document the items in their records division and do what they can to make sure these treasures are restored to their rightful owners. Items will be safely kept up to six months. Anyone wanting more information can email Sue Lussier. Slussier@town.fairfield.ct.us

If you have found something priceless like a photograph, please turn it in as soon as possible and help make the upcoming holiday a bit brighter for those families still suffering from the storm.

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