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Opinions of older adults sought

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The Fairfield Public Library is considering offering free, professionally run instructional art programs for older adults – those who are considered a baby boomer and beyond. According to its website, the library may seek a grant provided there is enough interest in offering such programs for this segment of the population. To get an idea […] [Read More]
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How green and colorful is your garden?

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Today’s topic is gardening (what a shock, coming from someone like me, a weekend gardener), past and present. First is the committee handling the restoration and maintenance of the gardens at the Burr Homestead, perhaps Fairfield’s most important historical structure. The committee recently was given, by the Board of Selectmen, its charge to recommend improvements […] [Read More]
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First day of summer a hot one

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I’m a hot-weather person. I cannot understand how anyone enjoys the cold days of winter. So I am not exactly worried about the next two days, when the temperatures are going to be in the 90s. But for some others, preventing heat-related illness is a must. The town’s website has the following tips so we […] [Read More]
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Libraries to alter hours

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To accommodate the $108,000 cut to its 2012-13 operating budget, the Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods branch are altering their hours as of July 1, according to the library’s website. The new hours for the main library will be Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Vigilance urged

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One night a couple of summers ago I was awakened by rustling outside my bedroom window. It was quite loud, and annoying, so I got out of bed to see who or what was making all the racket. The sensor light behind my garage had been triggered so I got a good look at what […] [Read More]
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All things Irish

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My grandfather was fond of proclaiming that he was Irish. From my year-long research into my family’s ancestry, I have discovered that, yes, Poppy (as we called him) was indeed Irish as his mother’s side originated from there. But he also was German, on his father’s side. (In case you are curious, Irish and German […] [Read More]
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Relay for Life steps off Saturday

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One of the finest and most successful awareness-raising and fundraising events of the year will take place this weekend at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The American Cancer Society’s annual Fairfield Relay for Life fundraiser steps off at 6 p.m. Saturday and ends at 6 a.m. Sunday. Hundreds of people in teams participate in this overnight […] [Read More]
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Oops

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I have not received one yet, but many of my fellow residents might be getting a delinquent tax notice from the town. Just in case you have not been paying attention, apparently approximately 7,000 notices were mailed Friday that incorrectly state that those taxpayers owe $2 or less on their accounts. Town officials say a […] [Read More]
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Doggone it, license them

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If you don’t want your pooch to end up like this one – behind bars – then get him or her licensed. According to Town Clerk Betsy Browne, dogs that are 6 months of age or older must be licensed by July 1 of each year. Licenses may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office […] [Read More]
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