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Your chance to speak is coming up

The town administration is proposing a $287,309,640 municipal budget for 2013-14. That is a 5.5 percent increase from 2012-13, or $15,026,946 more in spending. That carries a 6.38 percent increase in
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With honey, not vinegar

Have you noticed how the social discourse has deteriorated? Sometimes, we have a hard being nice to one another or saying something nice. Just look at our elected officials — here, in Hartford or in
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It could have been worse

Some people have been complaining that Fairfield has done a lousy job clearing the roads after the weekend’s blizzard. Where have they been? Can’t they see the magnitude of what we just experienced
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Your HeART’s in the right place

A Valentine’s art exhibit and wine tasting to benefit Operation Hope will take place on Friday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art. The event – called
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Women in literature

Pequot Library is starting a new initiative called “Beyond the Book Club.” According to a release from the library, the club is taking inspiration from Pequot Library‚Äôs founder, Virginia Marquand, by
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Don’t get sidelined with the flu

I was one of the millions who have had the flu. I came down with it three days after Christmas, and it knocked me out for a week and I didn’t feel normal again until three days after that. Even so, I
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A chance to get involved

The town administration is looking for interested residents to fill vacancies on several committees, boards and comissions. Due to political party balance requirements as specified in the Town
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Similarities

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
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Vigils scheduled

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,
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A tree glows on the Merritt

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.
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