News Briefs: Cycling event ends in Fairfield, Acting town librarian named...
FAIRFIELD — The grand finale of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s “Road to Victories” seven-week, coast-to-coast cycling event will culminate on Saturday at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, where hundreds of cyclists and supporters will gather to celebrate and cheer on the riders.
The last 62-mile leg of the 3,400-mile ride will start in Bristol and finish in Fairfield at approximately 1:30 p.m. The 3,400- mile coast-to-coast began on Sept. 3 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Sponsored by Janssen Oncology, the event is on track to raise more than $400,000 for myeloma research, as well as broaden awareness and community support.
The team of 18 cyclists includes five patients, as well as loved ones, supporters and MMRF and Janssen Oncology employees.
FAIRFIELD — Jan Fisher has been appointed by the Fairfield Public Library board of library trustees to serve as acting town librarian beginning Saturday.
The appointment will remain in effect until a new town librarian is hired and starts in that role.
Librarian Nancy Coriaty is retiring after 10 years of service. Her last day is Friday.
The board is conducting a national search for town librarian.
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Public Library has announced that in celebration of the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Fairfield’s first selectman, Mike Tetreau, has officially proclaimed the week through Saturday as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week, and encourages residents and elected officials who are not already members of the Friends group to join.
Copies of the signed proclamation will be on display at the Main and Fairfield Woods Branch libraries through Saturday.
The Friends are conducting a membership drive and will have volunteers stationed at the libraries to encourage patrons to join and learn more about what The Friends do. Membership is open to individuals, organizations and businesses.