FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County from last week:
- As Connecticut's first Bass Pro Shop officially opened in Bridgeport, hunting, and f ishing fans flock ed to check out the merchandise, aquarium, bowling alley, displays and more.
- Connecticut remains open to welcoming Syrian refugees, Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday, even as governors across the country began saying they would seek to ban the practice. By Wednesday, the state had welcomed a Syrian family who had been diverted from Indiana. In a recent poll, Daily Voice asked readers: Do you support allowing Syrian refugees to relocate into Connecticut? Here are the results: Yes: 10 percent, No: 83 percent, Undecided: 3 percent, I need to learn more about the issue: 4 percent.
- An empty home on South Benson Road sustained extensive damage in a blaze, Fairfield fire officials said.
- Seventeen former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit against their former Scoutmaster in Ridgefield , alleging that he sexually abused them from 1963 to 1975.
- Burglars who hit a Stamford pizza place made off with a safe and pulled the ovens from the wall, causing a gas leak, police said.
- A 57-year-old man who supplied the firearm used in the unsolved murder of a Darien police officer in 1981 was sentenced to over 13 years in federal prison for trafficking crack cocaine.
- In the wake of a New Canaan 10-year-old's cancer diagnosis , family friends have launched a GoFundMe to help with medical costs.
- A Bronx man has been charged with attempted murder in an Oct. 29 shooting that wounded a man outside a residence in Danbury.
- WESCO Sports Center in Brookfield has carved out a niche as the go-to store for hockey players in the area.
- A 33-year-old Danbury man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a Howard Johnson hotel in Bethel.
- Shelton bid f arewell to the patriarch of Jones Family Farms — Philip H. Jones Jr. — in a memorial service led by the governor.
- Shelton's Cheesecake King, Brian Stockbridge, is back in t he kitchen at Dee's Kitchen .
- Persistent wind and chilly drizzle made for a lovely day — for ducks. And that’s just why birdwatchers Frank Mantlik of Stratford and Nick Bonomo of Wallingford were huddled on the deck at Audubon Connecticut’s Stratford Point facility.
- An alum of Fairfield University and resident of Trumbull studying for her master's degree in Paris told how she spent the night in her apartment during the terrorist attacks.
- The new owners of the Hotel Hi-Ho in Fairfield officially reopened for business, lighting up its iconic neon sign.
- Gayle Weinstein stepped down from the Board of Selectmen in Weston after serving eight years.
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