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Hurricane season still here, and winter’s coming

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The hurricane season ends in mid-November, which only means that winter soon follows. We are still enjoying some nice weather as we approach October. The devastation left by Tropical Storm Irene is continuing to be cleaned up and the visions of winter 2010-11 are still fresh in our minds. So why do I bring up […] [Read More]
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Good riddance

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We all have it. Tucked away in drawers, closets, cabinets and boxes. What is it? A mountain of outdated, no-longer-useful personal paper, like tax returns, bank statements, canceled checks (who even gets a canceled check anymore?) and other information that we hold onto for too long. Who knows why. I remember when I moved from […] [Read More]
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Happy Anniversary

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The Fairfield Elks Lodge No. 2220 has celebrated an anniversary. Fifty years, as told in a recent Fairfield Citizen article that can be viewed here. That’s a long time for a civic and organization. But the Elks Lodge, like many other organizations, has weathered the ups and downs of the economy, membership highs and lows […] [Read More]
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Residents unite

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A small blurb on the Fairfield Citizen website caught my eye this morning. It can be viewed here. It announces that several citizens’ groups have established a coalition to ask the candidates for first selectman to consider issues important to the new organization, which is called Fairfielders for Good Government. The release noted that the […] [Read More]
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End-of-summer ritual

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When it comes to the Assumption Church SeptemberFest, I am a bit of a curmudgeon. But that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t have a good time. I’m only a curmudgeon about it because it inundates my neighborhood with cars, which are parked up and down Stratfield Road and on every side road in the church’s […] [Read More]
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Eat your vegetables

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A really unique and novel idea has emerged from the Fairfield PTA Council – the Veggie Pledge. I found this item on, of all places, the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce website and I was intrigued. I’m an avid vegetable eater so taking a pledge would not be a hardship or out of the ordinary for […] [Read More]
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A patriotic ride

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I had every intention of writing about 9/11/01 and where I was on that day and how it has affected my life. But I couldn’t think of anything new and different to say than what already has been documented. I posted a photo of the American flag on this blog as my offering to mark […] [Read More]
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9/11/01

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A job well done

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A dedicated and intensive investigation by Fairfield’s Police and Fire Departments is credited with finding, and stopping, an alleged arsonist from doing any more harm. The arrest comes mere hours after the fires were extinguished. At a late Thursday press briefing, Police Chief Gary MacNamara, flanked by detectives from his department and Fire Chief Richard […] [Read More]
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A tribute to ‘Mr. Brooks’

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For some of you reading this, you have no idea about B.V. Brooks. But to me – and the scores of people with whom I worked for nearly two decades – he was an integral part of my early career as a journalist. And I am forever grateful to the opportunities he afforded me. Mr. […] [Read More]
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