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A senior moment

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When I opened the envelope addressed to me from the town Department of Human Services and saw it contained a survey for the 50-and-older population, I was insulted. The nerve! How did the department know I was a member of this particular age group, specifically the 55-70s? (It’s a lot easier to get this kind […] [Read More]
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Getting in touch with the past

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The Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, is opening its doors and that of the Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road, on June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. as part of Open House Day, which is a statewide celebration of art, history and tourism. Admission to both venues will be free and activities […] [Read More]
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Memorial Day weekend has arrived

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Your long-awaited Memorial Day weekend is here. In addition to everything else you plan on doing this weekend – getting away for a few days, being with family and friends or doing chores around the house – you can end your mini-vacation with the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday. The parade begins […] [Read More]
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A smart buy

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You know me, I am not one to advocate spending money just to spend money. But every once in a while our town government does something right where expenditures are concerned. Such was the case recently when the Representative Town Meeting approved the acquisition of a 1.19-acre site on Cross Highway from the state for […] [Read More]
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It’s gardening time!

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The forecast for the weekend is picture perfect – a great time to get your vegetable garden planted. If you have been stalled by the rainy weather and a busy personal schedule (as I have been), this is the weekend to finally plan out the garden, rototill, and dig in. Except for a few items […] [Read More]
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A generous community

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For the third straight year, I volunteered at the annual mail carriers’ food drive for Operation Hope. The National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 2313, again did a yeoman’s job of picking up, carrying back and reloading into larger trucks for transport bags of food donations from their route customers. This year, the Fairfield Theatre […] [Read More]
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A quintessential Fairfield event

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The dogwood tree in my front yard is spent. At first, I thought it had lived past its prime and was considering taking it down. But now I think I’ll give it one more season and see what it does next year. Apparently, my concern over the tree is not unfounded. Because of the warmer […] [Read More]
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Donations sought to upgrade park

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When I was a youngster visiting my Grandma Rose, who lived on the Old Post Road in Southport, I was fascinated by the little-known park on her street. Back then, my cousins and I didn’t even know it had a name. But we often ventured into it, despite the warnings from our parents not to […] [Read More]
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The budget’s final stop

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The budget-setting process is drawing to close. What was started late last year will end on Monday when the Representative Town Meeting convenes its budget-adoption session. Under the town charter, the Board of Finance will set the mill rate for the next fiscal year the following evening, that’s, of course, if the RTM finishes its […] [Read More]
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