From the Editor: The Long Haul

Sometimes you let go and hope for the best. Other times, you try, try and try again. You can guess which strategy writer Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick took when she wanted to set up an interview with Fairfield’s native son Justin Long. It took months, lots of phone calls and e-mails, and more than a few moments of holding one’s breath in anticipation. But she did it!

Now we all get to spend some time with this charming, intelligent, driven actor. He’s busy with Hollywood and Broadway (see “The Long Way Home,” page 50, for details), but Beth has been determined to do this story for a few years, after she met Justin at a Community Theatre event. If you’re not charmed by that cover shot (and how can you not be?), then it’ll happen after reading the interview. Don’t miss it!

We know you’re busy, because we spend our days filling every editorial page with the jam-packed life and times of Fairfield. The more we dig, the more we discover: lectures, music, food, shopping, athletics, fashion, and endlessly more. Fairfield is an active town, and we help you keep up. We share the must-reads. As you turn the pages of your hometown magazine, we hope you read about something new you’d like to try or someone new you’d like to meet.

We also help you keep on top of things with our new website. For five years has been your source for the latest in Fairfield County dining, shopping and events. This month we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new website It’s got a brand- new look and even more information on what Fairfield County has to offer. It’s easy to keep up-to-date on what’s happening with just a click—visit for a look at all Fairfield, all the time.


P.S. The votes are in! We're busy calculating the results of our Best of the Connecticut Gold Coast readers' survey. Who won? You'll have to wait for the July/August issue to find out who's the best in town.

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