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Oh no, it’s flu season!

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It is that time of year again. Flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone as an important step toward protection. The vaccine will provide protection throughout the season. The Fairfield Health Department is offering the flu vaccine this month and next. The vaccine will be administered […] [Read More]
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Have a conversation about education

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The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County wants to talk to you. On Thursday, Nov. 18, the United Way will conduct a “Community Conversation on Education” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Connecticut Audubon Society headquarters at 2325 Burr St. The conversation is part of a new initiative by the United Way to continue […] [Read More]
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“A Night of Music” an important charity benefit

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Fairfielders Keith Lebo and Jim DeSantie, both of whom died of pancreatic cancer within a year of each other, will be honored at a benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Westport Country Playhouse. Lebo was 59 and DeSantie 66. Organized by their wives, Charlene Lebo and Suzanne DeSantie, who are sisters, “A Night […] [Read More]
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Help stock the pantry shelves

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In 2009, Operation Hope of Fairfield provided 137,000 meals to people in need. But according to new studies and reports, the number of people needing a helping hand with putting food on the table has increased. The call has been issued by feeding agencies such as Operation Hope and the Connecticut Food Bank that pantry […] [Read More]
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Attention Bicyclists and Walkers!

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Fairfielder Alyssa Israel, one of the more environmentally conscious residents, sent me a press release about the inaugural Bike-Walk Summit sponsored by “Bike Walk Connecticut,” a statewide organization working to make Connecticut safe for people who bike and walk. According to the release, Connecticut is ranked 40th out of 50 by the League of American […] [Read More]
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Déjà vu all over again

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I was on vacation in Florida during the 2000 presidential election when the Sunshine State was mired in the controversial debate over “hanging chads” on ballots. My vacation mates and I had breakfast refreshments and watched the televised recount until we were ready to hit the beach. I remember thinking at the time that we […] [Read More]
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Election Day – an exciting time

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Another brisk fall day but the sun is shining and the polls are open. Fairfield Warde High School, the polling place for District 6 and the 132nd and 133rd General Assembly districts, was not that busy at 11:30 a.m. The polling place was being efficiently run, except for some reason the poll worker felt a […] [Read More]
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Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow

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Hopefully, you have read some of those voluminous mailings you received this campaign season or profiles and articles in this newspaper or other news outlets. Or perhaps you actually attended a candidates’ forum or debate or watched one on television or listened to those automatic phone calls from candidates and their supporters. And then there […] [Read More]
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