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John Schwing

State schools chief coming to Fairfield

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Listen up. Better yet, speak up. Stefan Pryor, the state’s education commissioner, takes his “listening” tour to Fairfield on Tuesday night. Pryor will give his general views on the state of education in Connecticut, as well as well as listen to public comments, in a session preceding a meeting of the Fairfield Board of Education. […] [Read More]
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Monday’s inauguration day for Fairfield officials

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It’s time for a little pomp and circumstance, Fairfield-style. Come Monday, this nearly 400-year-old community will inaugurate a new first selectman and a host of other officials elected in the Nov. 8 municipal election. The public is invited to attend this ceremonial passing of the democratic torch, which gets under way at 7 p.m. in […] [Read More]
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Help feed the hungry with this Fairfield family

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This Fairfield family makes helping others a holiday tradition. The 13th annual Jannotta Family Feed fundraiser will take place at 5:30 Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Vazzy’s Restaurant at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, 2390 Easton Turnpike. The event was started by Fairfield resident Anthony Jannotta, legal counsel to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, as a way to […] [Read More]
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For those who served: Fairfield honors veterans

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The annual Veterans Day ceremony in Fairfield organized by local veterans’ organizations and town officials will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in front of the Town Honor Roll on Town Hall Green. The ceremony will be preceded by a 9 a.m. service in St. Anthony’s Church on South Pine Creek Road, and […] [Read More]
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Only a test: National emergency alert today at 2 p.m.

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This is a test. REPEAT … This is only a test. Today (Wednesday, Nov. 9), all television and radio stations across the nation will be part of FEMA’s first inclusive test of the Emergency Alert System for media outlets, including cable and satellite broadcasters. The test will take place at 2 p.m. and should last […] [Read More]
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Fairfield counts the vote … Live updates here

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Officials in the Fairfield Registrars of Voters office plan to update tallies in Tuesday’s municipal election online throughout the night after polls close at 8 p.m. The online vote count with the total vote counts for all offices on the ballot can be found HERE. [Read More]
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Election Day is Tuesday. Here’s where to vote …

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Voters head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for the entire range of “officialdom” in Fairfield, from first selectman to constable … and everything else in between. There are more than 35,200 registered voters in town eligible to vote. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here’s where: District 1: Fairfield Senior Center, […] [Read More]
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Fairfielder still in hunt for ‘Bama boy

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She’s still in the hunt. Fairfielder Jacqueline Honulik is among the dwindling field of bachelorettes — down to 16 — remaining in competition for the heart of a Southern hunk on the cable television program, “Sweet Home Alabama,” which broadcasts its third episode of the season Friday, Nov. 4, on the CMT network. Honulik, a […] [Read More]
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Fairfield U.’s new bookstore … and Starbucks too!

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Book the date: Friday, Nov. 4. That’s when a large void in the center of downtown Fairfield will be filled as Fairfield University opens its new, off-campus bookstore in the spot once occupied by Borders Books and Cafe. The property is considered one of the retail anchors of the town’s central business district. The university […] [Read More]
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Fairfield gets high marks in mag’s ‘Best Places’ survey

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Fairfield, which over the years has won plaudits — and high rankings — on surveys conducted by various state and national media outlets on a community’s general appeal, is basking in a new round of praise. Connecticut magazine, in its recently published November issue, ranks Fairfield as second among 19 state communities with populations of […] [Read More]
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