News Briefs: Car strikes Fairfield laundromat; Chamber orchestra to host fall concert

Car strikes Fairfield laundromat

FAIRFIELD — A vehicle struck the Post Plaza Laundromat at 222 Post Road Sunday afternoon, according to Fairfield police.

“There was minor damage to the vehicle and the vehicle never penetrated the building,” Lieutenant Robert Kalamaras said in a statement. “The vehicle was being operated by an elderly female who was not injured.”

The collision took place at approximately 5 p.m., according to Kalamaras.

Chamber orchestra to host fall concert

FAIRFIELD — The American Chamber Orchestra opens its 16th season with their fall concert on Nov. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Turnpike in Fairfield at 7:30 p.m.

The First Symphony (Spring) of Robert Schumann will be featured. Music director Christopher James Hisey will conduct the concert. The First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield is one half mile south of the Merritt Parkway Exit 46 on Easton Turnpike. Suggested contribution is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 203-845-7928 or visit for details and tickets.

‘Museum after Dark’ event set for Nov. 15

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Museum received a grant from Connecticut Humanities for professional development and public programs to support events on the topic of fake news and how teachers, students, and everyday citizens can best navigate the proliferation of information that they encounter.

On Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to “Museum After Dark: The Media and the Mid-Term Elections.” A panel of journalists and professors, moderated by Larry Rifkin, will examine the state of journalism, news consumption today in relation to the recent mid-term elections. Panelists include Daniela Altimari, statehouse reporter at the Hartford Courant; Dr. Jocelyn Borczka, associate professor of politics at Fairfield University; Steven Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia photojournalist and associate professor of visual journalism at the University of Connecticut; and Ebon Udoma, senior political report for WSHU. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m.

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Update on Pequot War Project at Sasquanaug annual meeting

FAIRFIELD — The annual Sasquanaug meeting is taking place on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at Southport School and will feature a landowner update on the Battlefields of the Pequot War project to uncover artifacts from the 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp.

The public is welcome. David Naumec, senior researcher, will share news about the summer’s local archaeological findings, notably at Southport Park, a Sasquanaug holding. Naumec is a military historian and archaeologist who specializes in Connecticut and early American history; he has been studying the Pequot War for the past 10 years.

Sasquanaug encourages the community to attend to hear not only about this fascinating project, but also about Sasquanaug Association’s efforts this past year and goals for the year ahead. Light refreshments will be served.

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The Southport School is located at 214 Main St.