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John Schwing

Tide rising for Southport Harbor mooring fees

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The town’s Harbor Management Commission is proposing to launch a set of higher fees for what are called “mooring tackle maintenance charges” for boats in Southport Harbor. The proposed annual fees, assessed according to the size of the vessel, would increase from roughly $15 to $25. For instance, the fee for a boat 20 feet […] [Read More]
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What was your Irene experience? Sound off Oct. 25

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A public forum is planned Oct. 25 for Fairfielders to sound off on how emergency-services and the power company responded to Tropical Storm Irene. There should be plenty to talk about. Even though Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm from its fierce status as hurricane when it slammed the East Coast in North Carolina, […] [Read More]
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Household hazardous waste collection Saturday in Fairfield

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A collection of household hazardous wastes is planned Saturday in Fairfield. The free program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Park on Reef Road. It’s sponsored by the town’s Solid Waste and Recycling Commission. Unwanted but potentially hazardous materials, ranging from household cleaners to garden chemicals to waste oil, are among […] [Read More]
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Fairfield flu shots: Tuesday and Wednesday

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It can be a real shot in the arm. Flu inoculations will be available to people — anyone 6 months old and over — at two clinics this week. The shots will be administered Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace. Pregnant women will need to bring […] [Read More]
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Nominate your Fairfield faves

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It’s that time of year again. Nominations are being accepted for the 8th annual Employee of the Year and Fairfielder of the Year awards. Residents and municipal employees are encouraged to submit applications for the town-sponsored awards to the first selectman’s office by noon Monday, Oct. 24. An independent committee will review all submitted applications […] [Read More]
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Re-revised Sherman School bonding tackled by RTM

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Back again. That’s the newly revamped bonding package for renovations and additions to Sherman School, which the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting is scheduled to consider tonight. The complicated bonding package, which for a while stood at nearly double the initial amount that fell short of bids — and then was cut back by the Board […] [Read More]
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Bigelow Challenge on Sunday suits community to a ‘Tea’

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The 24th annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge — a 5K road race, a 2-mile non-competitive Fitness Walk and a Kids’ Fun Run — will take place Sunday, Sept. 25, at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Southport. The event, which generally attracts more than 1,000 participants, takes place rain or shine. It is open to […] [Read More]
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Fairfield capital plans, debt facing scrutiny

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This promises to be no day at the beach. A joint meetings of the Board of Finance and Selectman, with some members of the Board of Education and Representative Town Meeting on hand for good measure, will converge on Penfield Pavilion tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 20) to discuss the town’s long-term capital plans and bonded debt. […] [Read More]
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Fall in with the new season: Arts & Crafts on the green

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OK, so fall technically doesn’t start for another week. But the Fairfield Kiwanis Club’s annual Fall Juried Arts & Crafts Fair this weekend is just as sure a harbinger of the new season as the autumnal equinox — which actually occurs Sept. 23. After all this marks the event’s 20th year, and if the weatherman […] [Read More]
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After Irene, IRS offers filing, claims help

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Here’s some info from the Internal Revenue Service about the agency’s efforts to help taxpayers having problems in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene: • Under the federal disaster declaration, the Internal Revenue Service can postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers. For instance, deadlines falling on or after Aug. 27 and on or before Oct. 31, […] [Read More]
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