The Emergency: The Nor’easter Has Arrived! 

The nor’easter has arrived!  

The sky is angry and dark,  

and the high winds and ocean waves  

threaten to flood many streets in Fairfield. 

The lights are flickering, and outside the wind is howling. 

Suddenly, CRACK!  


“I remember one time the snow was terrible and mom said “you can’t go to school”.  I said I wanted to go to school because I didn’t want to stay home and be helping her out.  I wrapped some rubbers around my feet and went all the way to the school and the school was closed, there was nobody there and I had to go all the way back home. I must have been about 9 or 10 years old.” - Mary Miket Krewson [1990] 

She [my mother] remembered distinctly the blizzard of '88, because when she woke up in the morning -- nobody opened their windows in those days.  They just threw the curtain.  But she looked out the window and the snow in drifts was piled up to the second story window. - John Sturges [1990] 



Original Fairfield Police Department, 1930 
Fairfield organized a full-fledged police department in 1930, replacing a system of constables. Pictured here at 633 Post Road are the members of the initial police force: Christian Schick, Eugene Burns, Thomas Shaughnessy, Chief Arthur Bennett, Charles Gandorf, Thomas Murphy, and William T. Burr. 

The Emergency: The Nor’easter Has Arrived!