Latest Fairfield News

Squirrel to blame for town's power outage

Jun. 14, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say a squirrel is to blame for the power outage that affected more than 1,000 people this week. The Connecticut Post reports about 1,300 people lost power in Fairfield Wednesday morning. United Illuminating was able to quickly restore electricity, and fire...

Bar busted for underage drinking to give up permit

Jun. 11, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state agency says a bar where more than 100 underage patrons were found one night in April has agreed to close its doors for good. The Department of Consumer Protection said Monday that the permit will be canceled for Johnny Utah's in Norwalk. An inspection on the night...

Annual animal adoption event honors Sandy Hook victim

May. 28, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Animal enthusiasts will gather in Newtown next month to honor the life of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. The fourth annual "Catherine's Butterfly Party" will be held June 9th on the campus of the former Fairfield Hills Hospital and is hosted by the...

A handful of state parks remain closed for holiday weekend

May. 27, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Only a handful of Connecticut's 110 parks still remain closed to the public following a recent major storm, which included two confirmed tornadoes. Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden and Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend....

The Latest: 2 tornadoes touch down in Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated...

Weather service confirms 2 tornadoes hit Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved along a 9 ½ mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden. A second EF1 tornado...

Powerful storms pound Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

May. 15, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark...

Volunteer firefighter killed in car crash

May. 13, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a volunteer firefighter in Connecticut has been killed in a car crash. Twenty-two-year-old Austin Buoni, who volunteered with the Shelton and Trumbull fire departments, was driving a Nissan Altima when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole on a...

The Latest: GOP makes AG and secretary of the state picks

May. 11, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

MASHAN TUCKET, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Connecticut Republican state convention (all times local): 9 p.m. Connecticut Republicans have endorsed candidates for Attorney General and Secretary of the State, hoping to break the longtime Democratic stronghold on those seats. Delegates at Friday's state...

Lawyer makes impact as animal advocate

May. 7, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — G. Kenneth Bernhard has spent more than two decades representing the interests of lower Fairfield County residents and now he has taken on advocating for their pets. The former state representative for Westport, who works as an attorney for the Bridgeport law firm Cohen & Wolf,...