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Did you know that the 2012-13 school year starts in just over a week? The first day of school is Thursday, Aug. 30. All teachers report for their first day on Monday, Aug. 27, there’s a professional development day on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and students in grade 6 and 9 get their orientation on Wednesday, […] [Read More]
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Time to remove the hazards

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Every time the town Solid Waste and Recycling Department sponsors its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, I’m never prepared, so I miss it. I can’t say that I have a lot of hazardous waste in my house that I need to discard, but I do have two 1-gallon containers of gasoline; one of them has […] [Read More]
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Congratulations to the home team

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As Fairfield Citizen Sports Editor Pat Pickens wrote in his article, “Fairfield American will be going back to Little League’s grandest stage.” What a terrific achievement for a group of young men who know what it means to be a team. Our team triumphed over Bedford, N.H., 14-0 in the New England Regional final on […] [Read More]
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Classic car cruise night Saturday

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If you are looking for something different to do this weekend, head over to the Brick Walk promenade, 1215 Post Road, on Saturday, Aug. 11, for the Classic Car Show, which will include a free live concert. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their classic cars to […] [Read More]
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A gardener’s lament

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My garden has taken quite a hit. The heat and humidity, and long periods without rain, have just about taken the life of everything in the plot. Even though I was diligent about keeping the plants watered, it wasn’t enough without regular steady rain. And then the hot temperatures just wilted all that looked so […] [Read More]
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Who doesn’t love a tag sale?

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Last weekend, we had the much-anticipated and -attended Pequot Library Summer Book Sale. Thousands of people browsed and bought, all in an effort to find the right reading materials and at the same time raise money for the library. This weekend, Operation Hope’s 23rd Community Tag Sale takes place on Aug. 4 and 5 at […] [Read More]
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Explore the War of 1812

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The Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, will chronicle a major part of Fairfield’s and Connecticut’s past with its exhibit “The War of 1812 at Sea: Marine Paintings from the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery Collection,” which opens today, July 28, and continues through Sept. 9 The exhibition explains the great sea battles of […] [Read More]
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Honoring and helping cancer survivors

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In 2005, the Connecticut Challenge Bike Ride hit the streets for the first time. It was an immediate success, and has grown ever more since then. It began with Jeff Keith, a cancer survivor and athlete who also has raised tons of money for research, and his friend, John Ragland, a businessman and cyclist. According […] [Read More]
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