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John Schwing

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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Must to avoid: Indy Hall paving July 5-7

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The parking lot at the town’s Sullivan-Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, will be closed three days after the July 4 holiday for paving, but municipal offices will be open. Department of Public Works crews will grind, re-grade and pave the parking lot Thursday, Friday and Saturday. While the parking lot will be closed during […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Road Races: Quite a feat for many feet

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It was quite the feat for quite a lot of feet. Over two days this past weekend, about 6,000 runners hit the streets for the annual Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races. The 5K Run kicked things off Saturday morning with about 1,500 entrants, while about 4,500 competed Sunday morning in the Fairfield Half Marathon. Complete […] [Read More]
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Fairfield’s fireworks salute to July 4

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Have a blast on July 4. It’s the traditional Fairfield way to cap Independence Day observances, and the patriotic pyrotechnics will light up the skies over the town’s shoreline on Wednesday, July 4, shortly after dusk (or about 9 p.m.). The rain date is July 5. The sky show will be displayed directly over Jennings […] [Read More]
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Time check: 2012 5K winners’ times vs. 2011 winners

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Here is a list of the top finishers in Saturday’s 5K Run of the annual Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races: MEN 1. Jacob Gurzler, 26, of Manchester — 15:36 2. David Hunt, 25, of New Milford — 16:06 3. Tim Milenkevich, 30, of  Ansonia — 16:16 4. Geoffrey Williams, 25, of Stamford — 16:19 5. […] [Read More]
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5K runners hit the road!

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Thousands of runners are set to hit the streets of Fairfield this morning for the first day of the annual Fairfield Road Races. Today is the 5K run and tomorrow is the nationally sanctioned half-marathon. Here’s how the start looked at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jennings Beach starting line, where things wind up later […] [Read More]
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Thousands primed for Fairfield Road Races

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Something big, really big, is afoot for Fairfield’s shoreline neighborhood next weekend. So big, in fact, that it sprawls over two days. “It,” or more properly, “they,” are the annual Fairfield Road Races — a 5K on Saturday, June 23, and Half-Marathon on Sunday, June 24 — that have already attracted thousands of runners registered […] [Read More]
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Mural takes a bow Saturday at library

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A reception to mark the unveiling of a mural donated by the MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Fairfield North is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. The mural will be on permanent display in the branch’s children’s room. Designed by artists Priscilla […] [Read More]
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