Town of Fairfield News
2/8/2019 - Fairfield Parking Authority Celebrates Student Art Work at Downtown Train Station
First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that the Parking Authority of Fairfield recently held a ceremony at the downtown train station to showcase the second phase of Fairfield Public Schools student art work created for both station houses.
The first phase of the project was completed last Spring when Fairfield Ludlowe High School (FLHS) student artwork was displayed inside the New York-bound station house. The second phase features artwork created by students from Fairfield Warde High School (FWHS) that is displayed inside the New Haven-bound station house.
Attending the ceremony to celebrate the FWHS students were Parking Authority members Elise McKay and Nelson Heumann, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, District Art Department Coordinator for the Fairfield Public Schools Michele Hermsen, FWHS art teacher Margaret Capron, proud parents and many supporters.
The student artists are:
Megan Henry “Lake Mohegan”
Ethan Larkin “Fairfield Farmers’ Market”
Sam Walker “Fairfield Golf”
James Wray “Fairfield Dining”
Additionally, student artist Abby McCabe created the Enriching education design.
The Parking Authority of Fairfield had asked Michele Hermsen, District Art Department Coordinator for the Fairfield Public Schools, whether it would be possible to create student artwork for display at the downtown train station. As a result, four talented students in Margaret Capron’s Digital Illustration class took up the challenge to create pieces reflecting their vision of the unique aspects of the Town of Fairfield.
Elise McKay, former Chair of the Parking Authority, spoke at the ceremony stating, “So many people pass through the Fairfield Station every day so it is an ideal place to display public art. Collaborating with student artists in our Public Schools seemed obvious and we appreciate the extra effort Michelle and Margaret gave to bring this project to fruition.”
Ms. Hermsen expressed her appreciation for the wonderful collaboration and support from the Town noting how its partnership with the schools helped make this project a great success.
First Selectman Tetreau congratulated the students and remarked, “I can’t think of a better place than Fairfield’s downtown train station to showcase this incredible art depicting the essence of what makes our Town so vital and unique. I am so proud of all of our talented students whose work is a major contribution to Fairfield’s arts and cultural scene. I also want to thank our dedicated teachers, school administrators and parents for helping our students realize their full potential.”
The photo shows: First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Megan Henry, a FWHS junior, FWHS Art Teacher Margaret Capron and Ethan Larkin, a FWHS senior.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021
9am - 2pm at Veteran's Park - 909 Reef Road
The Town of Fairfield hosts its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on a Saturday in late August at Veteran's Park to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. Just load up your car and your car will be emptied for you. There's no need to get out of your vehicle. See more details below.
For information on disposing of hazardous waste all other times of the year, please visit our Hazardous Waste webpage.
What is Collected
Please click here to view a list of what household materials are accepted and which ones are not.
If you have only antifreeze, motor oil or automotive batteries, you can take them directly to the Transfer Station.
There is a specific traffic pattern for the Collection Day. There will be signage posted. Police and volunteers will also be on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
To access the site proceed as follows:
- From Old Post Road or Oldfield Road turn onto Rowland Road
- At the third stop sign turn right onto Edward Street
- Proceed to drop off site at Veterans Park
- Signage is posted and police and volunteers are on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
A few tips for transporting your hazardous waste to the collection site:
- Don't mix hazardous wastes. Keep waste in their original containers if possible.
- Keep hazardous waste away from children and animals.
- Don't smoke in the vehicle.
- For safety reasons, there will be no walk-in drop-offs on Collection Day.
Chemicals from around the home, workshop or garden shed may contain substances which are difficult to dispose of safely. Your effort will help protect our Town's environment and our region's water supply.
The Town needs volunteers from 8:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 on Collection Day. Volunteers will not be handling any hazardous waste. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.