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John Schwing

On the ‘Money?’ Fairfield rated 64th

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We’re number … 64!?! That’s what Fairfield officials are cheering about in the latest rankings by CNN/Money of the 100 Best Places to Live in the nation. Fairfield has bounced around in the CNN/Money rankings over the years, shooting up to No. 9 in 2006 and then registering not at all among the top 100 […] [Read More]
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Step two centuries back in Fairfield history

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A tour of Fairfield’s historic Powder House and Town Hall Green, and discussions of how their roles in the War of 1812 are planned Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26. Sponsored by four historical groups, the program is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Powder House, a 19th Century munitions shed behind Tomlinson Middle School, […] [Read More]
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Q&A on Osborn Hill PCB contamination

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Two public forums on PCB contamination at Osborn Hill School take place today (Wednesday, Aug. 15) at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road. Among the topics to be discussed is the possible relocation of Osborn Hill students to other schools if the Stillson Road school cannot be cleaned of […] [Read More]
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Info on Tuesday primaries in Fairfield

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Balloting will take place in Fairfield and across the state Tuesday for voters registered with the Democratic and Republican parties to choose their respective standard-bearers for an open U.S. Senate seat in November. There also is a contest for the Democratic nomination in the 132nd House of Representatives district. Seeking the Democratic Senate nomination is […] [Read More]
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New students: Here’s the RLMS ’411′

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Roger Ludlowe Middle School will hold an orientation for students new this fall to Fairfield public schools from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the school, 689 Unquowa Road. The orientation will include tours of the school, an opportunity to ask questions and a pizza party. Students should meet their counselors in […] [Read More]
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Q&A: Fairfield’s new CodeRED

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Fairfield has recently launched a new emergency-notification system called CodeRED. Anyone who did not receive a message about the system is encouraged to register for CodeRED alerts by visiting the town’s website — www.fairfieldct.org — and clicking on the CodeRED logo. Residents and businesses can also add cell phone, text and email information, as well […] [Read More]
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North Benson/Stillson prep work

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Even though the state’s plans to mill and pave North Benson and Stillson roads, otherwise known as Route 135, have been postponed until June of next year, preparations for the project are getting under way this summer. The paving/milling project will extend from the North Benson intersection with the Post Road north to the Stillson […] [Read More]
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Shorter story: Fairfield Library hours reduced

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With the July 1 start of Fairfield’s new budget year, here’s a reminder that hours at both branches of the Fairfield Public Library have been reduced to accommodate cuts in spending. The main branch of the Fairfield Public Library at Old Post and Post roads is now open: Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, […] [Read More]
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