Fairfield has lost quite a few businesses: Linens and things, Mervyn's, Circuit City to name a few. I hope it doesn't become a ghost town.
That said, I found this wonderful piece by my favorite Tom Friedman in NY Times today. Reflects exactly my thoughts !! Here is an excerpt:
Now you know why I don’t get invited out for dinner much these days. If I had my druthers right now we would convene a special session of Congress, amend the Constitution and move up the inauguration from Jan. 20 to Thanksgiving Day. Forget the inaugural balls; we can’t afford them. Forget the grandstands; we don’t need them. Just get me a Supreme Court justice and a Bible, and let’s swear in Barack Obama right now — by choice — with the same haste we did — by necessity — with L.B.J. in the back of Air Force One.