Latest Fairfield News

Horse collapses, died on Connecticut beach

Oct. 15, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a horse that collapsed and died on a Connecticut beach over the weekend suffered some sort of medical emergency. Fairfield police tell the Connecticut Post the 17-year-old horse, named Boston, was wading in shallow water on the private beach on Sunday when collapsed in...

Former candidate accused of abusing small dogs

Oct. 11, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who made an unsuccessful bid for state representative has been charged with abusing two small dogs. The Connecticut Post reports that 34-year-old Raymond Neuberger, of Fairfield, was charged with malicious wounding of an animal after one King Charles Cavalier...

Vacant office parks find new life as schools, colleges

Oct. 10, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — On the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric. Where Jack Welch sat at the pinnacle of corporate America,...

Man injured in accidental restaurant shooting

Oct. 10, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man has been seriously injured in a shooting at a Connecticut fried chicken restaurant. Authorities say an employee at Wings Over Fairfield called police Tuesday night to report a man had been shot in the back of the building. Officers arrived at the scene within...

Glover leads Penn to 31-27 win over Sacred Heart

Oct. 6, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Ryan Glover hit Christian Pearson on a late touchdown pass as Penn rallied to beat Sacred Heart 31-27 on Saturday afternoon. Glover was perfect in the first half, completing all eight of his pass attempts for 103 yards and a touchdown as Penn mounted a 17-0 halftime advantage and...

Motorcyclist, passenger injured during CT United Ride

Sep. 9, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist and passenger were injured in a crash during an event honoring those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Connecticut Post reports that the crash happened Sunday at the CT United Ride. Fairfield Police Lt. Robert Kalamaras says...

Duke, Chestnut help Sacred Heart beat Lafayette 35-6

Sep. 1, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Duke passed for two touchdowns and freshman Julius Chestnut ran for two scores to help Sacred Heart beat Lafayette 35-6 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Duke finished 17-of-23 passing for 146 yards and Chestnut had 12 carries for 57 yards. Senior Jordan...

Malloy appeals partial FEMA help after May storms

Aug. 30, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his administration is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny federal assistance to certain communities and individual homeowners affected by recent storms that included four tornadoes. The Democrat said Thursday...

Missing 4-year-old Connecticut boy found safe near home

Aug. 29, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 4-year-old Connecticut boy has been found safe and uninjured near his home after going missing for about an hour near a lake in New Fairfield. State police say Blake Taylor was not believed to be wearing any clothing when he disappeared near Candlewood Lake shortly before 1...

Disaster declaration approved for state's tornado recovery

Aug. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut following severe storms that included four tornadoes. The tornadoes touched down in six towns in Connecticut during the May 15 storms. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked the federal government to help...