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The simple lowdown on Fairfield

Sometimes they have to go

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I have known people who have taken trees down in their yards for no reason whatsoever, or for no good reason. One of my neighbors told me once that another neighbor cut trees down in her yard because she was tired of raking leaves. But sometimes trees have to be removed. In fact, I am […] [Read More]
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The view from the deck

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The best part about Penfield Beach is the deck at the pavilion. Penfield itself is not the place to go if you want to read, relax or take a snooze. It is a beautiful area, but noisy. Penfield is the beach that most families frequent. I have nothing against kids, but trying to relax while […] [Read More]
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Doggone it, get him licensed

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If you have a little guy as cute as this one on this blog, then do him and yourself a favor and get him a dog license or renew it. The town clerk’s office issues about 4,000 dog licenses a year, but in a community of nearly 60,000 people, there no doubt are more canines […] [Read More]
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Referendum observations and other tidbits

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*I voted at 10:30 this morning at Fairfield Warde High School. Of the 11 other people who were either leaving the polling place inside the gym, entering it or pulling into the parking lot to vote, eight of them were senior citizens. *The actual voting – checking off ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the ballot and […] [Read More]
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It’s important that you vote

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The Fairfield electorate is asked to vote on Tuesday to determine if $800,000 cut from the Board of Education’s 2011-12 budget by the Representative Town Meeting in May should be restored. According to the town charter, in order to reverse or modify the action taken by the RTM, the vote in favor of reversing or […] [Read More]
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It’s hot outside!

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My 84-year-old mother resides in an assisted living facility. Central air conditioning is installed in her individual apartment and throughout the entire facility. Everything she needs is contained within the walls of the complex – meals, entertainment, activities, exercise rooms, and nearly 100 other people to keep her company – so there is no reason […] [Read More]
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Absentee ballots available for June 14 referendum

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For those who cannot make it their polling place for the June 14 referendum, absentee ballots are available from the town clerk’s office. The referendum is being to conducted to determine if $800,000 should be restored to the Board of Education’s 2011-12 budget. Registered voters may be qualified to use an absentee ballot if they […] [Read More]
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