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7/8/2022 - 7.8 TOWN UPDATE
Dear Fairfielders,

I hope you enjoyed the long holiday weekend surrounded by family and friends.

I want to extend a special thank you to our Parks & Recreation Department for organizing a wonderful Fireworks display for our residents to enjoy. Thank you to our Town's Department of Public Works for keeping our beaches clean and our streets safe by setting up roadblocks to maintain traffic. I also want to acknowledge Fairfield's Police and Fire Departments for ensuring everyone's safety throughout the holiday weekend and during the Fireworks display. There is a great deal of planning that goes into a large-scale event like this, and I am very proud of our Fairfield Town employees, who always step up for our community.
TOWN GOVERNMENT NEWS
FAIRFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS DINNER
Last week, I humbly accepted an award on behalf of the Town of Fairfield from the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce during its 76th Annual Awards & Recognition Dinner.

I want to congratulate Volunteers of the Year, Scott Nickel and FELO Chairman Lucas Seelig,  who were recognized for their outstanding commitment to our community.

Like all organizations, corporations, and governments, the COVID pandemic was a critical development that took everyone by complete surprise.


In the early days of the pandemic, Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team, which is led by Fairfield’s Emergency Management Director, Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, and also includes myself, relevant department heads, and members of my administration, jumped into action and worked daily to plan our response to a public health emergency.

While other town governments shut down for months, some for over a year, I’m proud to say our Town Hall was only closed for 48 hours, which enabled my team to put together the necessary safety protocols to maintain services for our residents and businesses who were struggling with their own private challenges. 

It is during trying times like these that people of great character so often rise to the occasion to the benefit of us all, and this experience was no exception. 

I want to highlight the extraordinary dedication of our Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, Health Director Sands Cleary, Police Chief Robert Kalamaras, Chief of Staff Jackie Bertolone, Town Attorney Jim Baldwin, Community & Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart, Parks & Recreation Director Anthony Calabrese, Department of Public Works Director Bucky Marsilio, along with other crucial Emergency Management Team members who helped to execute the planning.

I am sincerely grateful for these individuals for the selfless leadership they displayed. I also want to recognize and thank all our Town employees who worked through this challenging period on behalf of our citizens. 
BIRD SCOOTERS PILOT PROGRAM
Bird reports that the overall feedback their team has received during Fairfield's Pilot Program has been positive. As of this week, there have been over 4,990 rides totaling 10,754 miles. Many residents have reported that they are enjoying the program. I have also received some complaints and concerns, and I want to clarify some of the protocols in place and inform residents on how to address some of the issues that have arisen. 

Bird's sweepers pick up the scooters every day, and that includes cleaning, moving, charging, and inspecting them for safety. The sweepers have received encouraging comments about the usefulness, green energy initiative, convenience, fun factor, and reduction in traffic. Some local businesses have asked if the company can nest scooters in front of their locations because they find it brings renewed attention and patrons to their door.
 
Here are a few helpful reminders:
  • e-Scooters have always been “allowed”, just like a bike, skateboard, razor scooter, rollerblades, and now electric bikes, electric skateboards, etc. 
  • e-Scooters are very popular, and there are many privately owned e-scooters seen around Town. (Some residents may confuse private ownership with rental riders).
  • Like all of the above alternative means of transportation, side-walk usage is never allowed.
  • Bird bears all liability, and users agree to a waiver.
  • Bird users must prove they are 18 years of age with a driver's license to have an account with Bird. 
If residents see an issue with a scooter, the quickest way to report it is through the BIRD app, using the "Community Mode" function.

You do not have to be a rider to use this feature. You can download the Bird app here:
 https://go.bird.co/. Community Mode is accessible by clicking the "??" in the bottom left corner of the Bird mobile app. Click this button, and you’ll find three separate options: report a “Badly Parked Bird’’, “Damaged Bird”, and “Contact Bird”. This is by far the most efficient way to report issues to the Bird Team. 

Additionally, you can report complaints to the Bird customer service email address & 24/7 hotline. With either method, the support team will get a pop-up instant message with the geo-position and remedy it quickly.
I appreciate the helpful feedback we are receiving from the community on this pilot program and hope our residents will continue to enjoy them safely. 
 
OUTDOOR DINING
The Fairfield Economic Development Commission is proposing changes to the Town’s Zoning Regulations to support our local restaurant industry and to allow for expanded outdoor dining opportunities.

The overall intent of these changes is to make it easier for restaurants to establish and expand outdoor dining opportunities and to lessen parking requirements for doing so.  The
 Economic Development Commission intends to re-submit a proposed text amendment application to the Town Plan & Zoning Commission this fall.
 
For more information on these changes, click hereor to sign the petition, please click hereResidents may also sign the petition at several participating restaurants, including Centro, The Stand, and Bonda.
VACANCIES ON TOWN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Residents can apply to serve on the following Boards and Commissions:
  • Conservation Commission – one vacancy for Alternate Member
  • Ethics Commission – one vacancy
  • Harbor Management Commission– one vacancy for Alternate Member
  • Housing Authority – one vacancy  
  • Land Acquisition Commission – one vacancy
I have made it a priority to highlight volunteer opportunities for our community through my newsletter. It has been encouraging to see so many residents filling out forms to serve on one of our many Boards and Commissions in Town.

If you would like to be considered to serve on one of these boards, please send a resume (or short bio) and a completed questionnaire to the 
Office of the First Selectwoman. You can submit them one of two ways:
  1. Use our Online Boards and Commissions Interest Form; or
  2. Submit your resume and a completed questionnaire to the Office of the First Selectwoman 
Electronic delivery is preferred to jcarpenter@fairfieldct.org. Otherwise, please send by mail to Jennifer Carpenter, First Selectwoman’s Office, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

*All appointees must be registered voters in Fairfield.  
REVISING OUR TOWN CHARTER
I acknowledge the Town Charter isn’t a topic most residents would consider exciting, it is, however, Fairfield’s governing document and the final revisions made to it will be on the ballot when you go to vote in November. My priority has been to include in my newsletter, the Charter Revision Commission's (CRC) meetings and information since they were established last year, to keep residents updated throughout the process. 


You can read two recent articles on the process here:  Patch | CT Insider
 

BOS SPECIAL MEETING DATES ON CHARTER REVISION
The Board of Selectmen (BOS) held meetings on June 29th and July 5th to discuss the Commission's revisions. The next meeting will be Monday, July 11th at 3:00 PM, followed by public comment. On Tuesday, July 12th, the Board of Selectman will meet to vote to send comments back to the CRC for review.

The CRC will then meet to consider the suggestions from the BOS. Once they discuss and approve, they will send the document back to the BOS.

All meeting information, recorded meetings, and backup information, can be viewed through the link below
.
Charter Revision Website
PARKS & RECREATION MASTER PLAN
The Parks & Recreation Department (PR) has held several in-person public meetings to receive feedback from our community because the public's input is critical to the PR Master Plan process.

The PR Master Plan Consultants have received input from over 1,100 residents and continue to receive input on the draft concept plans. You can view those concept plans on the 
project website. I hope you will take the time to share your thoughts and ideas on the proposals here


Public comment will officially close on July 15th

A major component of the Parks & Recreation Master Plan is to upgrade some of our Town's parks, beaches and increase recreational opportunities for our residents. You can read more about the PR Master Plan process in this article in the 
Fairfield Citizen.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN FAIRFIELD | 8-30G STATE STATUTE
In case you missed it, we have developed a new 8-30g Q&A. Please visit the website to learn more about why there has been an uptick in development in Fairfield.
Fairfield's New 8-30g FAQ
FAREWELL & THANK YOU
Congratulations to Fairfield Fire Department's Lieutenant Sagalski for 30 years of dedicated service to our community!  I join a grateful community in wishing the Lieutenant a happy and healthy retirement.

I also want to take time to acknowledge the work anniversaries for members of the Fairfield Fire Department. I sincerely appreciate their dedication to our community.

27 Years of Service:
Lt. David Cox –  FF Joe Rainis 

22 Years of Service:
Lt. Erik Preteska, Lt. Kevin Polcer – FF Ron Vargo

21 Years of Service:
FF Brian Conroy,  FF Corey Gripp,  FF Brian Kibbe, FF Rob Luise, FF Jerry McGuire, FF Dave Mitkowski – FF Tom Pond
18 Years of Service
Lt. Jeff  Edmondson – FF Elijah Riendeau  
LAND ACQUISTION COMMISSION
Are you interested in supporting the Town of Fairfield’s open space initiatives? One of the goals of Fairfield’s Land Acquisition Commission is to preserve 70 acres of open space for every 1,000 inhabitants of the Town. Residents have the opportunity to support this mission by donating land parcels of any size. The Town has a long and distinguished history of acquiring properties that are then deed-restricted and protected in perpetuity. Donated parcels are a vital natural resource for Fairfield with tremendous environmental value. To begin the process, please contact the Conservation Department at (203) 256-3071.

Please take the time to check out this 
walking guide to Fairfield’s current Open Spaces.
RECYCLING NOTICE
In an effort to reduce the contamination of the Recycling Steam and accompanying added costs, the Solid Waste Committee with help from the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force has developed a Recycling Sticker of what IS and is NOT permitted to be placed in the recycling bins. We have reached out to our residential haulers to help us with the dissemination of the attached stickers. Residents may start seeing the stickers affixed to the top of their recycling containers. We would like to stress that plastic bags of any kind are NOT Permitted.
PROPERTY TAX BILLS | A MESSAGE FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR
The 2021 Grand List Property Tax Bills that become due on July 1, 2022, have a 30-day grace period until Monday, August 1st. Interest begins to accrue on Tuesday, August 2nd at a rate of 1 1/2% per month, dating back to July 1, 2022.

The Tax Office is open to the public, and no appointment is necessary. You may also look up your bill and pay online by visiting fairfieldct.org/taxpayment.

Payments with an original bill coupon can also be made at any People's United Bank location. You do not need to be a customer.


Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions regarding tax payments.
ROUTE 136 MILLING & RESURFACING PROJECT
Route 136 will undergo milling and resurfacing in the Towns of Westport and Fairfield beginning next week. The tentative start date for the milling portion of this project is scheduled to begin the night of Monday, July 11th, and continue for approximately four nights of work, ending the morning of Friday, July 15th. The tentative start date for the paving portion of this project is scheduled to begin the night of Sunday, July 17th, and continue for approximately seven nights of work, ending the morning of Tuesday, July 26th.


Please be advised this project will take place during the hours from 7:00 PM – 5:30 AM. Adjustments to this schedule will be necessary due to inclement weather.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may email Transportation Maintenance Planner Pasqualino Bruno at pasqualino.bruno@ct.gov or call (203) 389-3035 between 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
COMMUNITY NEWS
OPERATION HOPE | FOOD PANTRY 
Operation Hope’s Food Pantry is open all Summer to all Fairfield residents on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  and Thursday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
 
Items can be dropped off at 636 Old Post Road between 9:15 AM 
 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. During the month of July, Operation Hope is in need of the following items:
  • Canned Fruit                           
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Chili & Stew
  • Chef Boyardee/Spaghettios
  • Pancake Syrup & Pancake Mix
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby Wipes/Flushable wipes
  • Ensure/Boost
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper & Tissues
  • Salad Dressing/Pickles
  • Jelly/Honey
  • Dried/Canned Potatoes
 Thank you for considering a donation to help them feed our hungry neighbors!
GROWING FOR GOOD
Growing for Good was established two years ago by the Greens Farms Garden Club as a community effort to grow organic vegetables and donate the produce to those who face food insecurity across neighboring communities.

This initiative is possible through the generosity of Prospect Garden in Westport, Wakeman Town Farm in Westport, and St. Timothy's Church in Fairfield by providing community gardening plots. Currently, Growing for Good donates its produce to St John's Family Center and Mercy Learning Center along with Ginny Levy at 
Limehawk Farm, supplying her farm-fresh eggs and other produce.

I encourage you to learn more about Growing for Good's initiatives by reading their 
brochure or visiting their website here.
JUSTIN MELARAGNO'S LEMONADE STAND
I got to have some fun on Thursday by kicking off five-year-old Justin Melaragno’s Lemonade Stand with his parents, Jason and Roxanne, and the newest member of their family, Cadbury, who they recently rescued. Justin and his parents, along with his uncle, Jeff, built the stand with the idea of raising money for the Fairfield Animal Shelter because of Justin's love for animals. At even this young age, Justin embodies the kindness that our community is known for.

It was heartwarming to see so many neighbors and even our building official, who was nearby on a job, and a Fairfield Police Officer, supporting Justin's stand. 

Justin and his parents were happy to tell me that his lemonade stand raised $146.50 for the Fairfield Animal Shelter. I encourage all our residents to take the time to support the young people in our Town who are doing something positive to give back to our community. 

Please click 
here to watch Justin cut the ribbon for his lemonade stand!
FAIRFIELD LITTLE LEAGUE | GIRLS & BOYS SOFTBALL
Fairfield’s Little League Girls Softball 9U All-Star Tournament Team beat Darien in the championship last week with an impressive score of 10-1. The girls gave it their all and won all five games of the tournament.

I also want to congratulate our 12U Girls Softball District Champs and our 8U Girls Softball Tournament Champs!


The Little League Boys Softball teams are playing each other tonight at the 12U level, which will decide who moves on to the championship. I want to wish both teams good luck tonight!

Let's go Fairfield Little League!
THE AED SUBCOMMITTEE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
The Fairfield Parks & Recreation Board’s Subcommittee on Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is notifying the public of a request to comment on draft recommendations on the current placement and need for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at public locations, under the purview of the Fairfield Parks, where cardiac arrest is likely to occur. The aim of the subcommittee's recommendations are to improve access to AEDs and survival of sudden cardiac events by enhancing information sharing and cooperation across Town government and with private organizations. The deadline to reply is August 5th. Please click here for more information.
ANNUAL DIAPER DRIVE
I was so happy to be able to support State Representative Laura Devlin at her annual Diaper Drive, which helps Fairfield families who are in need.
I want to give a special thanks to Al DiGuido and Saugatuck Sweets for hosting the drive every year! I also want to thank everyone in our community who donated.

If you didn’t get a chance to drop a donation off at the collection sites or the event, you can still lend a hand by donating to Operation Hope 
here.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department puts together wonderful events for families to enjoy all summer long. 
CONCERTS FOR LITTLE ONES
The Butter Jams are well underway for the season. Wednesdays at the Sherman Green Gazebo at 10:15 AM, bring your little ones to enjoy live music. In the case of inclement weather, the concerts are moved to Penfield Pavilion. Save the dates of July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, and August 3rdClick here for more information
 
SHERMAN GREEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy live music on the Sherman Green on beautiful evenings throughout the summer. For dates and band information, please click here.
 
SAND JAM MOVIE NIGHTS
Visit Jennings Beach for a DJ at 6:30 PM and a movie at dark. The next dates are July 8th, July 21st, and August 4thClick here for more information. 
 
S'MORES SUNDAY
Enjoy s'mores on the beach by a bonfire at Lake Mohegan on July 24th and August 21st, 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Click here for more information. 
 
COMEDY SERIES
Laughing is the best form of therapy! Enjoy a night of comedy at Penfield Pavilion on July 21stClick here for more information. 
FTC FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES
The Fairfield Theatre Company Fresh-Air Concert Series kicked off this week! Head over to the FTC parking lot on select Tuesdays through August 30th to enjoy music, friends, food, and fun! For more info, check out their website at 
www.fairfieldtheatre.org.
JAZZ FRIDAYS AT THE FAIRFIELD MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER 
The Fairfield Museum & History Center is excited to announce that their free Jazz Friday concert series will kick off on Friday, August 5th, and will run through Friday, August 26th. Free performances will be held every Friday in August from 6:30 PM – 8 PM on the rear patio of the Museum. Bring your chairs, blanket, and a picnic to enjoy during the event. In the case of inclement weather, they will try to reschedule the performances.

 
2022 Jazz Fridays Line Up: 
  • Friday, August 5th – Brian Torff
  • Friday, August 12th – Bill Crowe Quartet
  • Friday, August 19th – Isabella Mendes
  • Friday, August 26th – Chris Coogan
For more information about the artists and the Jazz Fridays concert series, please visit their websiteJazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and Alan and Sylvia Neigher.
LINCOLN PARKAPALOOZA
Lincoln Parkapalooza, a community music fundraiser hosted by the Stratfield Village Association (SVA), is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the beautification of the Stratfield neighborhood in Fairfield. 
 
Join the community and enjoy the 15+ bands, 10 host homes, 6+ food trucks, 25 local artisans, children’s entertainment, trolley, cotton candy, face painting, and more! 

All proceeds will go to the SVA for the benefit of the Stratfield community. Please visit the 
ticket site for more information on the September 10th event.
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY SAFE BOATING COURSE | JULY 16th 
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is conducting a safe boating course at the Flotilla 77 Base on 595 Turney Road in Fairfield on Saturday, July 16th. This same-day course begins at 9 AM and qualifies the student to receive the Connecticut Personal Watercraft Operators Certificate, which is good for power boats, sailboats, and jet skis. The course fee is $50. To register, please call (203) 913-0049.
 
On behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Flotilla 77, we thank you for helping us serve our community by ensuring safe, responsible and enjoyable boating on Long Island Sound.
PEQUOT LIBRARY SUMMER BOOK SALE
Pequot Library's Annual Summer Book Sale will kick off on Friday, July 22nd, and run through July 26th. This popular event is one of New England’s largest book sales with over 100,000 books plus CDs, DVDs, records, and unique specials. For more information, including the schedule, please click here. I hope to see you there and leaving with some great summer reads!
BUSINESSES
SIDEWALK SALE & STREET FAIR
The Annual Fairfield Sidewalk Sale & Street Fair will take place on Saturday, July 16th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, rain or shine. 
 
Over 75 vendors are expected to participate in Fairfield Center and along the Post Road from the Heritage Square Shopping Center to the Promenade at the Brick Walk. Admission to the event, which is being co-sponsored by the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, is free.
 
For additional information on participating vendors, restaurants, music and activities, please visit www.experiencefairfieldct.org/sidewalk-sale.
 
Sponsors for this year’s event include The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bankwell, GoNetSpeed, Massage Envy, NicholsMD of Fairfield, The Vanderblue Team at Higgins Group Real Estate, Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield, Star 99.9, Hearst Connecticut Media Group, and Abbey Tent & Party Rentals.

Please take some time to review the event opportunities located under "July Updates". 
 
I hope you have a peaceful and relaxing weekend.


Brenda L. Kupchick
Fairfield First Selectwoman
COVID-19 UPDATE
The 
CDC uses “Community Level” indicators, which focus on the presence of severe illness as indicated by hospitalization-related data to determine prevention steps. COVID-19 cases are holding steady in Fairfield over the last several weeks and Fairfield County is currently in the CDC’s “Medium” Community-level category, with most counties in CT being in the “Low” or "Medium” categories. The Health Department recommends residents follow the CDC guidance, which includes talking to your provider about wearing a mask and other precautions if you are high-risk, staying up to date with vaccination, and getting tested if symptomatic.

For vaccination locations, there are 
numerous sites available in Fairfield and nearby, as well as daily walk-in clinics in many Towns. 
 
There are 
10 COVID testing sites in Fairfield under contract to offer no-out-of-pocket cost testing to CT residents.
 
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for oral COVID-19 medications. For a list of Test to Treat locations in Fairfield, please visit the 
Test to Treat website. If you have any questions, please speak with your primary care physician.
JULY UPDATES
OPEN HOUSE AT THE FAIRFIELD MUSEUM
Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10 AM – 2 PM! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum.

Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday, the museum will also offer a drop-in family workshop.


The exhibitions are free with museum admission. Please click here for more information.
                       Fairfield Sun Tavern                                                             Victorian Cottage
FAIRFIELD DOWNTOWN FLOODING SURVEY WORK
The Town of Fairfield has begun a detailed study to analyze the drainage of the downtown area along the Post Road between Reef Road and Thorpe Street. SLR International, Inc. has been retained by the Town of Fairfield to perform this study and evaluate measures to reduce flooding in this area. This survey will occur in June and July 2022.

In order to collect data relevant to the study, SLR, Inc. personnel may need to access private property to obtain field information related to drainage only. They will be carrying appropriate identification and will present identification upon request. They will not need to enter your residence, building or require anything from you as part of this survey work.

Please share any information you may have regarding non-coastal flooding in your area. This information can include dates, photographs, or measurements to share that may benefit the study. We request that you contact James Murac, P.E. at SLR, Inc. using the email address jmurac@slrconsulting.comShould you have any questions, observations, comments, or concerns, you may contact William Hurley, P.E. Town Engineering of Fairfield at (203) 256-3015.
FAIRFIELD FARMER'S MARKET
The Fairfield Farmer's Market has begun its season on the Sherman Green. The market will be open on Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM until October 9th
 
The Greenfield Hill Farmer's Market is now open Saturdays from 10 AM – 1 PM until October 29th. For more information, please click here.
OPERATION HOPE SEEKS TAG SALE HOSTS
Operation Hope's Town-Wide Tag Sale will take place in various locations around Fairfield and Southport on Saturday, July 23rd, 9 AM – 4 PM, rain or shine. They are asking friends to host tag sales in their own yards and garages around Fairfield and Southport that Saturday. This is your chance to purge so others and more importantly, our neighbors in need, will benefit from your treasures. Proceeds from the event will help Operation Hope continue to end hunger and end homelessness, one person at a time. If you are interested in hosting a Tag Sale site this year, please complete the form at https://bit.ly/oh-tag-sale-host-2022 by July 9th.  Please email questions to tagsale@operationhopect.orgThank you for lending a hand, and especially for opening your home and heart.
FAIRFIELD POLICE SUNSET 5K
The 4th Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5k – Presented by MONECO Advisors, is scheduled for July 20th at 6:00 PM. This Town favorite and family friendly event will be held at picturesque Penfield Beach, followed by a food truck rodeo. Come run, walk or just cheer on the crowd, all are welcome! Proceeds from the race will benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund & The Fairfield Police Foundation. For more information, to sign up or consider sponsorship, please click here.
PLEASE CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION
COMMUNITY CLASSES
Community classes are to be held at the Fairfield Regional Fire School, 205 Richard White Way. If you have questions regarding any of these courses, please contac(203) 254-4708, or email frfs@fairfieldct.org.

Heartsaver Layperson
CPR/AED Certification

Saturday Morning, November 27th 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$50 per student
 

BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED
Saturday Morning, August 27
th 
9:00 AM 
– 12:00 PM
$90 Per Student

TOWN SERVICES
BIGELOW CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES 
Fairfield senior center's mission is to provide services and programs for older adults that promote well-being, support independence, and encourage involvement in community life. To become more involved with local activities and stay informed on news surrounding the Senior Center, you can view their Newsletter.
SOCIAL SERVICES
The hardest part of getting help is reaching out. We are here to help. Please call us at (203) 256-3170 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for more information or to schedule an appointment.


For more additional information and resources, social services offers a comprehensive newsletter with various programs addressing career development, service members, and housing here.
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARIES 
Both branches of Fairfield Public Library are open the following hours:  Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The Libraries will be closed on Sundays until after Labor Day.  

The Library is excited to announce “Press Reader,” a new database available through the Fairfield Public Library website. With Press Reader, users can read online or via the Press Reader app more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from around the globe, and in more than 60 languages. The best part is that all downloaded articles are yours to keep forever! Right-click on any article in a foreign language and translate it to English or 20 other world languages:  https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/databases/

FPL’s Summer Reading Challenge has begun! From June 20
th to August 13th, readers of ALL ages can log their reading minutes on our Beanstack app and participate in programs and events to win prizes! This summer’s theme: FairfieldThe Library encourages all Fairfielders to explore the joys of summer reading with this great program that includes board games, trivia nights, craft sessions, and a Town-wide scavenger hunt. For more information, please see our website.

From June 11
th through August 6, 2022, the public can view “Structural Dimensions” at the Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery at Main Library. “Structural Dimensions” features the work of local artists Louise Cadoux, Sooo-z Mastropietro, and Alan Neider; the exhibit can be viewed during regular Library hours. 

The Library continues to offer a mix of in-person and virtual programming at both locations for children, teens, and adults. Please view our online calendar of events on our 
website to see the offerings and reserve your spot!

Fairfield Public Library offers 24/7 access to its digital collection of books, music, magazines, movies, and databases. Information services are available in person, by phone (203- 256-3160), by email at 
eref@fplct.org, and via text messaging (text askfplct to 833-232-4100).
PEQUOT LIBRARY
We are open for browsing! Visit Monday –  Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM, and closed on Sundays from July on. Drop-in during browsing hours to check out items from our circulating selection, see our latest exhibit in the Perkin Gallery, or view treasures from our Special Collections. 

Now on view: The Lure of the Garden: The Enduring Desire to Work and Shape the Land
Whether for pleasure or practicality, humanity’s relationship with the soil has sustained since we quite literally planted roots as a species over 6,000 years ago. The Lure of the Garden invites visitors to explore the enduring desire to shape and cultivate the land, from the propagation of the “three sisters” — corn, beans, and squash — by Native Americans, to garden clubs, war-era Victory Gardens, and community and pollinator gardens. With materials dating back to the 1500s, the Monroes and the Wakemans, founders of the library, sought to curate a collection that would be democratic — of use to all classes of society from the financier to the farmer. Pequot Library’s Special Collections reflect the changing tastes, styles, and purposes of gardens, as well as their enduring lure. (On view in the Pequot Library’s Perkin Gallery from June 23, 2022 – February 5, 2023).
 
For more programming, visit Upcoming Events – Pequot LibraryGet details on our website and social media: FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube. Sign up for Pequot Library's Digital Digest eNewsletter or contact our Chief Librarian for personalized book recommendations.
OPERATION HOPE
Struggling to make ends meet?
Reminder: Operation Hope’s Food Pantry is here to serve all Fairfield residents. We are open at 636 Old Post Road Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please let us help you with groceries and other basic necessities!
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Old Town Hall (Directions)
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

203-256-3000
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