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Driven to help

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Ellen Redgate, the Operation Hope Food Pantry coordinator, stood by nervously Saturday afternoon in a warehouse on lower Black Rock Turnpike as she watched volunteers sort through a handful of donated bags of food. She was concerned because the volume she expects in the National Association of Letters Carriers food drive was slow coming in. […] [Read More]
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A fascination for cemeteries

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I learned my interest in old cemeteries from my father, who fancied himself a bit of a history buff. We occasionally would stop at area cemeteries as we were doing errands around town, walk through reading the gravestones. The inscriptions on some of the older ones are faded and worn, but you can still make […] [Read More]
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Just like Julia Ward Howe

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Some people might contend that Mother’s Day is a made-up holiday to fill the coffers of greeting-card makers. But its roots actually go deep – in fact, as far back as ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian times. Motherhood was to be celebrated and feted. My family is gathering today to show Mom (who also is […] [Read More]
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There’s more to come

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The long budget-setting process is almost over. Tonight, the Board of Finance will set the mill rate for the 2011-12 fiscal year at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center on Kings Highway East. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. The Representative Town Meeting adopted the new budget around midnight on Tuesday after two […] [Read More]
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A welcomed distraction

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OK, I admit it – I got up to watch the Royal Wedding spectacle. And why wouldn’t I? It was history in the making (and I’m all into history now as I am heavily entrenched in researching the American Civil War for a series of articles for the Fairfield Citizen as well as building my […] [Read More]
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Get green

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Head over to Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday. The celebration, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Warde High School, is an extravaganza. It wasn’t in the beginning. It started out small – almost like an experiment. But it quickly caught on and now is a daylong affair that […] [Read More]
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Help clean up a neighborhood

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The Fairfield Beach Residents Association is conducting a clean-up of the neighborhood’s streets in celebration of Earth Day. The clean-up takes place on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to noon; the rain date Sunday, April 24. The group is meeting at the Penfield Beach parking lot for coffee and doughnuts. Trash bags and equipment […] [Read More]
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A fair way to honor Dickman

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These things are certainties: Carl Dickman loved his town, his state, his country, his family and golf. I can’t vouch for the order of preference but I can confirm that golf was one of his greatest loves and pastimes. Carl, who died earlier this year, served his town, state and country in various capacities, and […] [Read More]
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Walkers and cyclists need safe areas

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On any day of the year and in all kinds of weather, walking, cycling and running enthusiasts take to the streets of Fairfield. Those three activities provide some of the best cardio workouts – and at little or no cost. Fairfield is blessed with miles of beaches, two high school tracks and lots of roadway. […] [Read More]
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Bordering on bargain hunting

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Keep me away from Borders. With its going-out-of-business sale now under way, I fear I may fall under the spell of bargain hunting. As I have probably mentioned before, I have a book-buying obsession. Every bookcase, nook and closet in my house has books – paperbacks, hardcovers, biographies, autobiographies, murder mysteries, romance and classics. I […] [Read More]
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