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John Schwing

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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A ‘blessed’ event in Southport next Saturday

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The village of Southport will welcome summer on land and sea Saturday, June 16, with an annual parade and blessing of the fleet. The celebration will feature marching bands, antique cars, horses, colorful boats in the harbor, pageantry and free food. An evening concert held at Trinity Episcopal Church after past celebrations has been suspended […] [Read More]
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Fairfield helping owners get a ‘fix’ on home repairs

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Public money is available to low- and moderate-income homeowners in Fairfield for repairs and improvements to their homes, the town’s Office of Community & Economic Development announced. Eligible homeowners can receive up to 60 percent of a project’s total cost, up to a maximum of $15,000 per applicant per year, according to officials. Money is […] [Read More]
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Fairfield taking stock of its older population

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The Fairfield Senior Center has mailed surveys to 6,000 residents ages 55 to 70, and officials said the responses will be crucial in planning the center’s future. While some Baby Boomers visit the center regularly for exercise sessions and classes, officials said, many seniors do not use the facility at all. “We are asking some […] [Read More]
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A warning for early-bird parade spectators

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Sorry to rain on your parade, early-bird spectators, but you’ve got your marching orders. Officially. If you put any chairs and blankets out along the Memorial Day parade route prior to Sunday, they’ll be picked up by town crews and discarded. In March 2011, the Police Commission adopted a policy restricting the timeline on parade […] [Read More]
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Memorial service at sea Saturday

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A sea memorial ceremony to honor servicemen and women who died at sea is scheduled at the South Benson Marina on Saturday, May 26, as part of the town’s Memorial Day weekend activities. The ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and honors members of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Merchant Marine who […] [Read More]
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Fairfield GOP primary ballots to be audited

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Ballots cast in Fairfield’s District 10 for the April 24 Republican presidential primary will be audited in a state-sanctioned review set for Friday. The local voting district is one of a number selected across the state by the Secretary of the State’s Office to compare the scanner machine vote tallies to a hand count of […] [Read More]
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