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Residents unite

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A small blurb on the Fairfield Citizen website caught my eye this morning. It can be viewed here. It announces that several citizens’ groups have established a coalition to ask the candidates for first selectman to consider issues important to the new organization, which is called Fairfielders for Good Government. The release noted that the […] [Read More]
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End-of-summer ritual

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When it comes to the Assumption Church SeptemberFest, I am a bit of a curmudgeon. But that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t have a good time. I’m only a curmudgeon about it because it inundates my neighborhood with cars, which are parked up and down Stratfield Road and on every side road in the church’s […] [Read More]
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Eat your vegetables

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A really unique and novel idea has emerged from the Fairfield PTA Council – the Veggie Pledge. I found this item on, of all places, the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce website and I was intrigued. I’m an avid vegetable eater so taking a pledge would not be a hardship or out of the ordinary for […] [Read More]
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A patriotic ride

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I had every intention of writing about 9/11/01 and where I was on that day and how it has affected my life. But I couldn’t think of anything new and different to say than what already has been documented. I posted a photo of the American flag on this blog as my offering to mark […] [Read More]
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9/11/01

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A job well done

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A dedicated and intensive investigation by Fairfield’s Police and Fire Departments is credited with finding, and stopping, an alleged arsonist from doing any more harm. The arrest comes mere hours after the fires were extinguished. At a late Thursday press briefing, Police Chief Gary MacNamara, flanked by detectives from his department and Fire Chief Richard […] [Read More]
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A tribute to ‘Mr. Brooks’

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For some of you reading this, you have no idea about B.V. Brooks. But to me – and the scores of people with whom I worked for nearly two decades – he was an integral part of my early career as a journalist. And I am forever grateful to the opportunities he afforded me. Mr. […] [Read More]
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The rules of the road

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The kids are back in school. Although delayed because of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Irene, school opened for the 2011-12 academic year today. And with that are the hundreds of school buses on the streets from now until June as well as kids walking and biking to school. So let’s all follow some […] [Read More]
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