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A true patriot

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One of the best friends Fairfield has ever had died Sunday morning at the age of 84. Carl Dickman will be remembered for his wavy white hair as much as for his service to his town and state. Although he was not born here, he was a Fairfielder through and through. He served as a […] [Read More]
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A stinking problem

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A skunk has been camping out underneath my backyard deck. He/she showed up Monday night around suppertime. What alerted me to it at first was the squealing coming from the back of the house. I initially thought the noise was coming from my cat, but she was curled up along the warm baseboard and was […] [Read More]
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Szalona or szalonna?

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What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot. The other day, Jan. 20, I posted an entry with a special memory from my childhood about a classic Hungarian sandwich made at the peak of the vegetable harvest. The blog was a teaser to the Fairfield Public Library’s “Around the Table: Food Memoirs from Fairfield,” a writing […] [Read More]
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A Hungarian specialty to die for

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Sutni szalona. What, you say? If you are not Hungarian or don’t pal around with Hungarians, you have no idea what I am talking about. To me, it is a fond food memory from my childhood. Sutni szalona came to mind as I was reading Genny Reilly’s article in the Fairfield Citizen about the Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Soon, spring

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I promise I will find something else to blog about than the winter weather. But lately that is what is dominating the news and my environment. Wednesday’s storm was a doozy – that is the best word to describe it. I have not seen anything like it since I was a kid. We did have […] [Read More]
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Check out your public library

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When I was a young student growing up in Norwalk, going to the public library was a challenge. Our closest library was the South Norwalk Branch, an old building near the heart of that downtown area. The floors creaked as we walked on them and I seem to remember it always was dimly lit. We […] [Read More]
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A winter wonderland – no words needed

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A simple way to help

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The Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department, which is my neighborhood fire force, is a reliable, friendly group of firefighters. I have had to call them to my house for at least a couple of emergencies and they are professional and friendly and get the job done well. As they are required to do when they respond […] [Read More]
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A journalist’s journalist

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Longtime readers of the Fairfield Citizen, particularly when the paper still covered Easton, will remember Harold Hornstein. Harold was a feature writer and reporter during my time as editor of the paper and covered his hometown of Easton for a short period. But he was more than just a small-town reporter – for some of […] [Read More]
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