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Authorities Quell Clam Jam Mayhem

At this year's Clam Jam partygoers were reportedly issued about a dozen infractions — most of them for having an open container of alcohol in public, according to a report in the Fairfield Citizen.

's annual pre-graduation beach bash, the Clam Jam, was relatively subdued this year, thanks to a concerted effort between Fairfield Police, the Lantern Point Association and Fairfield University, according to a report in the Fairfield Citizen.

The annual party used to draw thousands and was renowned for getting out of hand, but has precluded it from growing to more than 150 attendees, according to the report — although .

ended with a total of 37 arrests and infractions — and angry permanent residents of Fairfield Beach in its wake.

At this year's Clam Jam partygoers were reportedly issued about a dozen infractions — most of them for having an open container of alcohol in public. One person was charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault after police said he punched a Lantern Point student resident trying to move people off his porch, the Fairfield Citizen report states. In addition two people were transported to the hospital for over-intoxication.

For more, check out the Fairfield Citizen report.

John Doe April 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM
This is a terribly misleading article. Yesterday's Clam Jam drew easily 1,000 students and the combination of police and security did absolutely nothing to subdue student partying. This and similar articles are great propaganda for town residents, but the reality is that community members have done nothing this weekend but increase their risk of heart disease and hand out additional overtime pay to Fairfield police. The entire Lantern Point area is inhabited by student rentals throughout the school year, and students should have the right to host community events without having to be bogged down by worthless security procedures. The town of Fairfield needs to do more to improve university-community relations rather than waste their money trying to stop a harmless tradition.
fatmancarruthers April 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Dont these kids go down there and party ever weekend anyway? Very simple. If you want to stop this, rent to families only. Then the kids will disperse to Black Rock and other places. I dont see anyone complaining about receiving the rip-off rent collected from these kids. Otherwise, dont complain. College kids are just that, college kids. What goes on in this town is pretty tame to where I went to school

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