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When the American Revolutionary War began in the 1770s, Fairfielders were caught in the crisis as much as, if not more than, the rest of their neighbors in Connecticut.In a predominantly Tory section of the colony, the people of Fairfield were early supporters of the cause for independence.
At a time when New York and New Jersey are increasing capacity on their rail lines into and out of Manhattan, Connecticut is experiencing an increase in the travel times to New York along the Metro North New Haven rail line.
When they left the following evening, the entire town lay in ruins, burned to the ground as punishment for Fairfield's support of the rebel cause.
10 years later, President George Washington noted that after traveling through Fairfield that "the destructive evidences of British cruelty are yet visible both in Norwalk and Fairfield; as there are the chimneys of many burnt houses standing in them yet." Fairfield recovered slowly from the burning, but soon after the end of the war its houses and public buildings had all been rebuilt.
The grounding of a barge with two crewmen on Penfield Reef in Fairfield during a gale led to the 1st civilian helicopter hoist rescue in history, on November 29, 1945.
The helicopter flew from the nearby Sikorsky Aircraft plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut.