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Similarities

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My paternal grandfather admired Abraham Lincoln. And that always surprised me because Lincoln is known as the father of the Republican Party and Poppy was a diehard Democrat. But I think what drew Poppy to Lincoln was that they were both self-made men. My grandfather had an eighth-grade education, but he managed to own and […] [Read More]
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Vigils scheduled

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To show our support for the families affected by the tragedy in Newtown, Fairfielders have set up a few vigils and services today and tomorrow. A town-wide community vigil is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. on Sherman Green. Community and spiritual leaders are being invited to help lead this vigil. According to […] [Read More]
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A tree glows on the Merritt

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When the two reporters I work with at the Darien News and New Canaan News told me there was an illuminated Christmas tree in the middle of the Merritt Parkway, I thought they were telling me a tale. They said the tree is small, sits in the middle of the parkway but surrounded on two […] [Read More]
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Tis the season to shop local

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So as everyone makes that mad dash – starting today – to get the perfect gifts for friends and family for the holidays, let’s remember to shop local. Our small businesses need you. There was a time when the Fairfield shopping experience left something to be desired. Not now. Fairfield Center and the Black Rock […] [Read More]
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Time to bring in ALL campaign signs

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Almost two weeks after the Nov. 6 election, and would you believe that there are campaigns signs still hanging around on lawns, corners and even the Merritt Parkway. Yep, the parkway. I saw two Obsitnik signs at an exit. Really, folks, isn’t it time to bring these signs in? I have seen them throughout Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Immigration – past, present and future

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An interesting event is taking place at the Fairfeld Museum and History Center that brings into discussion our nation’s dilemma with immigration and looks at the past. “Emancipation Proclamation Revisited: Immigration Today” is a joint presentation of Fairfield University’s Center for Faith and Public Life and the Fairfield Museum. It take place at Fairfield University’s […] [Read More]
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Veterans Day Mass, ceremony Saturday

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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ data from 2011, there are nearly 23 million living veterans of the U.S. armed forces from both the periods of war and peace from 1775 to 1991. Then we have to add the approximately 1.5 servicemen and -women involved in the global war on terrorism since 2001. […] [Read More]
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A drama played out on my driveway

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On Sunday, I am spending a quiet afternoon at home, sorting through mountains of paperwork that accumulated over the last month and watching the news on TV when I hear a voice coming from my driveway. I don’t recognize the voice. But what he is saying scares me a little, “Please get out of the […] [Read More]
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Good eats

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There was a time long ago that the only choices Fairfielders had for dinner out was a pizza place, and maybe a handful of other establishments that served traditional fare. We had to travel to Westport to find a good meal or some other nearby time known for its dining establishments. Now Fairfield is a […] [Read More]
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Recognition deserved

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Two of my favorite people are getting together next week – Chris Evert and Carla Miklos. I grew up watching Chris Evert during the height of her tennis career and rarely missed a match and an article about her game or her personal life. I got to know Carla Miklos, the executive director of Operation […] [Read More]
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