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Keep a safe distance

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Here’s the thing about coyotes – they’re scary. While really beautiful animals, they are dangerous. A recent case in point is the killing of a pet dog in the upper Black Rock Turnpike area by two coyotes. A Pomeranian, a fairly tiny dog, was attacked by the coyotes in the dog’s back yard. See the […] [Read More]
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A job well done

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Congratulations to the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library for helping to restock the shelves at Operation Hope’s Food Pantry. In an innovative week-long effort, the library was able to collect from patrons and others and deliver 1,002 food and health and beauty items to the pantry. In return, the library successfully […] [Read More]
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My favorite recipe

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As part of the One Book, One Town community reading program, the Fairfield Public Library and the Pequot Library are asking for favorite recipes from patrons and other residents. Entries are due by Feb. 28 by sending them to obot@fplct.org. The recipes will be featured on www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/obot throughout March. The featured book in this year’s […] [Read More]
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The Carl J. Dickman Par 3 Golf Course

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The Carl J. Dickman Par 3 Golf Course. It has a nice ring to it. The late Carl Dickman was an avid golfer. Playing on local courses was one of his favorite pastimes. Carl died in January at the age 84. He served the town and the state with dedication. He was a selectman for […] [Read More]
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Important life lessons

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I was happy to read the article in the Fairfield Citizen the other day about the “graduation ceremony” at Holland Hill Elementary School for the fifth-grade students who participated in the DARE program. DARE, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is led by the Police Department in which the DARE officer, in this case, Officer Jay […] [Read More]
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Year-round effort to raise money and awareness

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TeamBrent is on of those charitable organizations that needs to be written about and recognized over and over again. It was created in 2005 by Dana and Mike McCreesh of Southport to battle childhood cancer as their son, Brent, fought stage IV neuroblastoma. On the TeamBrent website, www.teambrent.com, it reads: “Today he is a survivor […] [Read More]
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Calling all artists

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A wonderful opportunity has surfaced at the Fairfield Public Library’s Bruce S. Kershner Gallery for area artists. The gallery is looking for artists to be included in its exhibition “Dialogue in Color,” which will take place from May 1 to June 10. It is a juried show for artists who are over the age of […] [Read More]
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Chamber works to maintain town’s vibrancy

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I always have believed that the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is a misunderstood organization. The public has no idea all the good work that the chamber does for businesses and residents. According to its website, “The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is an integral part of the Fairfield Community. Founded in 1946 by a handful of […] [Read More]
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Bravo to the boys at FCDS

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When I was a kid, a snowstorm – like those we have had over the last two months – meant a day off from school, sledding down our favorite hills or hibernating inside in front of the television set. My peers and I never would have considered doing anything that would have involved work; we […] [Read More]
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