FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It may be the Dog Days of Summer, but it was a busy week of news in Fairfield County. A mother of four from Norwalk was granted a stay of deportation, a boat sank in Long Island Sound near a lighthouse and an elderly woman in Fairfield was found living with 36 cats, some of them ill or dead.
In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest stories of the past week in Fairfield County:
Six people were rescued from a three-tier boat that was sinking fast near Penfield Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield, police said. The Bridgeport Fire Department was training in the area and took all six back to their home port of Captain’s Cove Seaport.
Nury Chavarria, the Norwalk mother of four who took sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala, received an emergency stay of deportation and will be allowed to return home with her family. Steps will be taken to resolve her immigration issues, politicians said.
Derrick Wiggins, a 43-year-old from Waterbury, was the second man charged with selling crack cocaine laced with Fentanyl in Norwalk . The arrest came days after seven people in the city overdosed on crack laced with opiates, three of whom died, according to police.
Firefighters responding to a smoke alarm in a Fairfield home found an “underweight" elderly woman living in squalor with at least 36 cats and kittens , some of them dead, police said.
Duncan O'Neil, a 19-year-old from Wilton, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault in an incident that occurred while the female victim slept at his home , police said.
Mark Yarish, 51, of Darien was arrested after police said he bought alcohol for teens at a substantial markup over a period of several months. He took orders for alcohol via text messages and phone calls , buying the alcohol at local establishments, and delivering it to teens from Darien, according to police.
The popular Bogey's Grille & Tap Room in Norwalk, which won our DVlicious " Best Burger in Fairfield County " two years in a row, has closed its doors.
Sure, you’ve lined up to see “Wonder Woman,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and all the other big-name blockbusters this summer. But chances are you’ve never even heard of some of the rare flicks James Neurath is peddling from The Archive, an unassuming downtown storefront that opened for business last month in Bridgeport.
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