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Fairfield Offers Charging, Shelter & Other Services

UPDATE: The Fairfield Senior Center will no longer be open as a shelter Monday night. It will be open its normal hours Tuesday through Friday.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Many Fairfield residents are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, even a week after its arrival. Here are some of the services available to Fairfielders on Monday and Tuesday:

? Town Officials have set up a command post at Veterans Park, at the intersection of Reef Road and Edward Street, for beach area residents. Fairfield police officers will be there until 5 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also be there to answer questions about storm relief registration. The Salvation Army is also there handing out water and MREs (meals ready to eat).

? The Fairfield Senior Center (100 Mona Terrace) is open as an overnight shelter for people who still need a place to stay. It will be a sleep-only shelter, open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. It is equipped with beds and bathrooms, but no showers, and is handicapped-accessible.

? The Senior Center will also be open during the day for regular activities, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. That includes Election Day, when the center will be open as normal even while serving as a polling place.

? Fairfield’s public libraries are back to their normal hours of operation. Both have outlets for charging cell phones and other devices, and wireless Internet access. For their daily hours, visit the library website.

? The town dump and Greencycle recycling center, both on One Rod Highway, will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, to take in large trash and yard waste. The town also started curbside brush and debris pickup Monday, and will continue to do collections until further notice.

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