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Finally, some progress (updated)

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I have been keeping an eye on the deterioration of a few empty properties and vacant buildings in the Kings Highway area for a few years now. The deplorable state of these properties has been a major annoyance to me as I travel through this area all the time. The former I. Brown furniture building, […] [Read More]
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Body, mind and spirit

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Two programs have been announced to help guide Fairfield’s teenagers into healthier lifestyles. The 32-page booklet “A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use” was prepared by the Fairfield Cares Task Force, the townwide substance-abuse coalition, to help parents to understand alcohol and drug use in our youth and prevent […] [Read More]
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Is Fairfield diverse?

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That’s a good question. We are more diverse than some communities and less than some others. Are we tolerant of others’ ethnic backgrounds? I’d like to think that we are. Both questions will be batted around during “Fairfield Celebrates Diversity” on Feb. 29. I guess by the mere nature of this event’s moniker, we are […] [Read More]
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OBOT registration begins

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One Book One Town is off and running. After this year’s book was chosen, the Fairfield Public Library planned an array of events to coincide with the annual book-reading program. The selection is “The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic” by Allan Wolf. It re-creates the sinking of the Titantic from the […] [Read More]
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The session is open

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Perhaps right about now you are sick and tired of hearing or reading about government – local, state and federal. After all, what have legislators done lately that you can say you’re proud? But government actually can do some good, especially when lawmakers are united behind a cause. The 2012 state legislative session opens today. […] [Read More]
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Talent abounds

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I remember when I was editor of this newspaper how much we enjoyed covering the student talent shows in the elementary schools. Some of the talent these kids possess is astounding and should be showcased and recognized. They should credited with having the courage to get up in front of a roomful of people to […] [Read More]
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