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John Schwing

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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Trick or Treat in downtown Fairfield

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Halloween in Fairfield is serious business. The annual “Trick or Treat on Safety Street” is set for Monday, Oct. 31, in downtown Fairfield. The event, from 2 to 5 p.m., is designed to be a safe environment for youngsters to collect Halloween treats from businesses in the downtown area. The program is organized by the […] [Read More]
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Flu shots available Tuesday in Fairfield

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Get a real shot in the arm. Flu inoculations are being offered Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Fairfield Health Department’s nursing office, behind the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace. The vaccine will be administered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is available for people 6 months old and over. Pregnant women need to […] [Read More]
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Domestic violence vigil Thursday

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A candlelight vigil to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence is planned in Fairfield at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, on Sherman Green, corner of Post and Reef roads. The program is sponsored by the Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County. In case of inclement weather, the vigil will move […] [Read More]
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Fairfield candidates face off Oct. 20 & 27

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The Fairfield League of Women Voters will host a forum for candidates running for the Boards of Education and Finance candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave. Vying for two seats on the finance board in the Nov. 8 election are: Democrats Elaine Gaffney and Patrick McCabe, […] [Read More]
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ArtPlace: Final frame in downtown Fairfield

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Out of the picture. ArtPlace, a nonprofit art gallery founded almost 30 years ago, is holding its final exhibit, “The Last Picture Show,” at its exhibit space, 11 Unquowa Road. The exhibit, which opened Sept. 14 and is slated to run through Oct. 23, features artwork by all 27 gallery members. ArtPlace, which is currently […] [Read More]
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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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