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Bordering on bargain hunting

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Keep me away from Borders. With its going-out-of-business sale now under way, I fear I may fall under the spell of bargain hunting. As I have probably mentioned before, I have a book-buying obsession. Every bookcase, nook and closet in my house has books – paperbacks, hardcovers, biographies, autobiographies, murder mysteries, romance and classics. I […] [Read More]
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Big news in Fairfield

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So First Selectman Ken Flatto has gotten his wish. He will be taking a state job – something he has coveted for a bit of time. In an announcement made Tuesday morning, Gov. Dan Malloy appointed Flatto as the director of special revenue, a position that oversees legalized gambling in Connecticut. Flatto will leave in […] [Read More]
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Walking for water

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Communities in Senegal, Ecuador and Haiti will benefit from a walk-a-thon planned by Ludlowe Corps, a group made up of students, parents and staff at Roger Ludlowe Middle School. The walk-a-thon – called Walk for World Water Day in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day – will take place from noon to 4 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Make them scrub the headstones

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Someone needs to explain to me why vandalizing property is fun. Five headstones at the Fairfield East Cemetery on the Old Post Road were toppled sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday of this week. Last year, vandals thought it would be a kick to chop down trees on town property too. The cemetery is an […] [Read More]
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Go, listen and be heard

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Fairfield’s state legislative delegation conducted a two-hour Town Hall Meeting on Saturday at the Education Center on Kings Highway East. The topic for discussion? The proposed state budget. And what a discussion it was. About 50 people watched a slide presentation on key points of the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and got a […] [Read More]
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Time to change the clocks and the batteries

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It is that time of year again – Daylight-Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. (It ends on Nov. 6, but we won’t worry about that now.) Clocks are to be turned forward one hour. DST began during World War I and II when Congress established it to help save resources. For a […] [Read More]
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An important March evening

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The Fairfield Care Task Force on Alcohol & Health, in conjunction with Positive Directions, will be presenting the findings of a survey conducted in October on adults’ attitudes and perceptions about youth underage drinking and other illegal substance use from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on March 14 in the Rotary Room of the Fairfield Public […] [Read More]
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Year-round treasures

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The seed catalogs are piling up on my desk. But I will take a break from perusing them so I can alert readers to an event happening this weekend. There is no excuse not to shop and eat healthy, locally grown food year-round. A number of winter farmers’ markets are available to satisfy our urges […] [Read More]
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