Neighborhood relations with college students and other topics will be discussed at the Fairfield Beach Residents Association's annual meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penfield Pavilion on Fairfield Beach Road.

The agenda includes election of officers and directors and discussion of association members' questions and concerns, the group said.

Police Chief Gary MacNamara, a guest speaker, will discuss his ideas for promoting a positive relationship with the student population that rents beach property, the association said.

Melanie Marks will discuss the restoration of the Old Burying Ground Cemetery on Beach Road.

The meeting is open to all beach-area residents.

The behavior of college students living at the beach has long been a hot-button topic with year-round residents. Tensions sometimes have been ratcheted up by alcohol-fueled, rowdy conduct at the once-infamous Clam Jam mass party in the spring.

With beefed-up police presence this past spring and controls on who could enter the Lantern Point area, the crowd was smaller and more orderly.

The association is a registered nonprofit group made up of homeowners from the Old Post Road south to Fairfield Beach Road, from Reef Road east to Beach Road.

Its goals, the association said, are to represent and implement the membership's interests in maintaining and improving Fairfield Beach and vicinity; to promote cooperation among beach-area homeowners and renters; to represent the common interests of the membership with government authorities; and to provide for the mutual assistance, enjoyment, and quality of life for all people residing in the Fairfield Beach area.

For more information about the annual meeting or about joining the association, call Paige Herman at 203-259-0747 or email her at