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Ready to serve

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This message is simple – support your volunteer fire departments. Our career department is one of the best in the state, and it is supported by the volunteers in Southport and Stratfield. To get to know your volunteer departments better, stop by and visit with the members. The Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department hosts a monthly […] [Read More]
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Absentee balloting applications available

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Election Day is drawing near. Want to know how I know? Because Town Clerk Betsy Browne has issued the absentee ballot notice. Absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 election are now available. Absentee voting is permitted for any of the following reasons: physical disability, absence from the town during all of the hours of voting, […] [Read More]
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Enchanting

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I’m not and never have been a Halloween person. Maybe it was all those years as a youngster when some illness struck me in late October, keeping me from traveling the streets of my neighborhood with my friends in search of candy. But Halloween can be a magical time. It’s fun for the kids (some […] [Read More]
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Deserved recognition

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We’re big on handing out awards here in our town. And why not? Sometimes municipal employees and others deserve to be recognized for their efforts, especially when they go above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities. Other times, a particular action just needs to be highlighted. Earlier this week, members of the Police and Fire departments […] [Read More]
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A different world in early morning

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Sometimes you should go where you’ve gone before and get a difference perspective. That’s what I did this morning – not by design but because it just happened. Early this morning, I dropped my car off at my mechanic’s, Tunxis Hill Service Center, to be repaired and thought I would wait for it. So I […] [Read More]
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Hurricane season still here, and winter’s coming

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The hurricane season ends in mid-November, which only means that winter soon follows. We are still enjoying some nice weather as we approach October. The devastation left by Tropical Storm Irene is continuing to be cleaned up and the visions of winter 2010-11 are still fresh in our minds. So why do I bring up […] [Read More]
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Good riddance

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We all have it. Tucked away in drawers, closets, cabinets and boxes. What is it? A mountain of outdated, no-longer-useful personal paper, like tax returns, bank statements, canceled checks (who even gets a canceled check anymore?) and other information that we hold onto for too long. Who knows why. I remember when I moved from […] [Read More]
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Happy Anniversary

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The Fairfield Elks Lodge No. 2220 has celebrated an anniversary. Fifty years, as told in a recent Fairfield Citizen article that can be viewed here. That’s a long time for a civic and organization. But the Elks Lodge, like many other organizations, has weathered the ups and downs of the economy, membership highs and lows […] [Read More]
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