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John Schwing

Fairfield Town Hall has ‘hire’ aspirations

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“Help Wanted.” The sign’s out at Fairfield’s Town Hall. In addition to a new tax collector, a post that will become open next month when Stanley Gorzelany steps down from the job that he’s held for nearly two decades, the town is looking to fill two other fiscally rewarding positions. They are: risk/human relations manager […] [Read More]
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Fairfield school activities ‘snowed’ Saturday

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Because of the threat of snow Saturday — anywhere from 2 to 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service — all of Fairfield’s public school buildings will be closed. Any activities planned in the schools, both day and nighttime, have been cancelled, school officials said in a Friday afternoon announcement. [Read More]
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Volunteers sought for Fairfield emergency team

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Training for Fairfield’s Community Emergency Response Team will begin next month, sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management and the Fairfield Citizen Corps Council. The team is a program of the Citizen Corps, supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Training focuses on disaster […] [Read More]
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Take the ‘plunge’ Feb. 11 for Wakeman Club

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If this warm weather keeps up they might have to change the name from “Freezin’ for a Reason” to “Sweatin’ for Nettin’ ” … netting, as in taking in some cash. Which, in this case, is for a good cause. OK, that’s not the smoothest of rhymes, but with temperatures regularly rising above the 50-degree […] [Read More]
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On deck in Fairfield: Insiders on Yanks-Red Sox rivalry

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The start of baseball spring training is a couple of weeks away, but two key figures in the game’s greatest rivalry are on deck next week in Fairfield. A “Conversation with Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein” will take place at Sacred Heart University on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the school’s Edgerton Center, 5151 Park Ave. […] [Read More]
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‘One Book’ writing contest deadline looms

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It’s not exactly a Titanic undertaking, but challenging nonetheless. Entries are being accepted through Jan. 30 in the Fairfield Public Library’s “Voices of the Past” writing contest, part of the annual “One Book, One Town” community reading project. The library is accepting entries of original prose or poetry of no more than 300 words on […] [Read More]
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Study up: Don’t get snowed by town’s plowing policy

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A few things you may not know about the rules and regulations of Fairfield’s “official” snow-plowing policy now that snow has dusted town for the first time this winter season … and more may be on the way: “The Town does not repair or replace mailboxes and/or posts that fall from the force of plowed […] [Read More]
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Fairfield education budget review starts today

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Public discussion of the $149.5 million budget proposed for the Fairfield public schools gets under way at 7:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 17) at the school system’s central office, 501 Kings Highway East. This will be the first session at which Board of Education members begin their review of the 2012-13 spending package proposed last […] [Read More]
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Calling Fairfield sports fans: Blog for us

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We are recruiting sports bloggers for the Fairfield Citizen to write about all kinds of sports in town for out website, www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com We’re inviting contributors from every part of the local sports community — from coaches and trainers, boosters, parents, high school journalists, longtime fans of a local team, even athletes themselves — as well […] [Read More]
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2012 resolutions? Fairfield Continuing Ed can help

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What’s on your list of resolutions for the new year? Looking for a creative way to improve personal relationships? Want to learn how to quilt? Or how to concoct butternut squash ravioli? Want to trim down and firm up that bod? How about becoming fluent in Italian? Then, respectively, you should resolve to head back […] [Read More]
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