Employees of the Town of Fairfield sent Kathy Polifka off into retirement today with cake, balloons and well wishes.

Polifka, a resident of Fairfield, has spent the last 11 years working in the town's building department, issuing permits and booking inspections. Prior to that, she worked for four years in the tax collector's office.

In retirement, Polifka said she is looking forward to traveling with her husband and spending more time with her grandchildren.