Town of Fairfield News
4/25/2016 - Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration To Be Held May 5th-Bishop Frank Caggiano Featured Speaker
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee has announced that the featured speaker at this year’s Holocaust Commemoration will be the Most Reverend Frank Caggiano, the Bishop of Bridgeport.
Bishop Caggiano, originally from Brooklyn, was ordained to the priesthood in May, 1987, and was installed as Bishop of the Bridgeport Diocese in September, 2013 after having served in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Among his many areas of focus is the need to build bridges to Catholic youth. Bishop Caggiano, recognized as a powerful and compelling speaker, will talk on the subject “We Must Never Forget”.
The Holocaust Commemoration Committee is an official committee of the Town of Fairfield and consists of more than thirty members of the community. The diversity represented by the members of the Committee is reflected in its co-chairs, Joshua Zabin, a Captain in the Fairfield Police Department, and Father Charles Allen, University Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President at Fairfield University, a Jesuit college.
The Town’s annual Holocaust Commemoration will take place on May 5, 2016 at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road in Fairfield. The Commemoration begins at 7:30 p.m., and, in addition to Bishop Caggiano’s address, it will feature the Chamber Singers of the Fairfield County Children’s Choir and the Chamber Orchestra from Fairfield Warde High School. In addition, survivors of the Holocaust and children of survivors will take part in a moving candle-lighting ceremony to honor the memories of the millions of Jews and non-Jews who died at the hands of the Nazi regime during the Holocaust.
This year’s event will be Fairfield’s 33rd annual Holocaust Commemoration. It is not only the Commemoration of the longest standing in the area, but the Fairfield event has also become the largest commemoration of the Holocaust in the area, attracting not only citizens of Fairfield, but also residents from all of the nearby communities.
A reception and refreshments will follow the conclusion of the Commemoration service. There is no charge for this event and the public is encouraged to attend.
The photo shows First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Police Captain Joshua Zabin, a member of the Town's Holocaust Commemoration Committee.
For more information, please contact
George Markley at 203-259-1177
or GCMarkley@aol.com or
Captain Joshua Zabin at 203-254-4848
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.