News Briefs: Police department participates in 'No Shave November'

Fairfield PD participates in ‘No Shave November’

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is again participating in ‘No Shave November,’ an annual fundraising and awareness effort during which participants from around the world, including many law enforcement agencies, have put down their razors to join the fight against cancer.

Every dollar raised supports the efforts to fund cancer research and education, to help prevent the disease and aid those fighting the battle, according to a news release.

Acting Police Chief Chris Lyddy has authorized members of the department to participate in this event and has waived the standard facial hair grooming policy during the month of November.

This year, the department has joined the online fundraising efforts of The Connecticut Cancer Foundation by creating an online fundraising team, where they will be competing to raise funds against a number of other law enforcement agencies in Connecticut.

Last year, the FPD raised over $3,000; it hopes to raise even more this year. All donations will go to Connecticut cancer patients.

Town, chamber host annual Shop & Stroll

FAIRFIELD — For the sixth year, the town and Chamber of Commerce will host the Holiday Shop & Stroll on Dec. 6.

Participating shops will stay open late and will offer an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m., according to a news release. Traveling carolers and musicians from local schools will perform, and local restaurants will be offering dinner or drink specials.

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, a welcome station will be set up as part of the annual “Santa’s Arrival,” which takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the historic Town Green in front of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.