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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Local events, announcements, and reminders to start your day.

Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. On this day in 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson, and Walter Johnson.

Famous birthdays include William McKinley – 1843; Tom Selleck – 1945; Oprah Winfrey – 1954; Adam Lambert – 1982.



  • Grassroots Group 'Fairfield Taxpayer' Takes Message to the Web
  • Letter: Don't Let Possible Cuts to School Budget Impact Learning
  • Parents Call for Tighter Gun Laws in Tense Hearing
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Free SAT Practice Test: 5:30 p.m., Fairfield University, free. Register at www.kaptest.com.
  • Former US Congressman Bob Steele Discusses His New Novel: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Steele's novel 'The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town' comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to legalize Internet gambling."
  • Soul Food Junkies Screening: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, free. A panel discussion will follow the one-hour screening.





  • Board of Education: 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Warde High School Auditorium (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Tuesday night: "A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.




  • High tide: 12:15 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:06 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:27 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:28 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:06 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:50 p.m.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Southport Harbor).

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