From our partner, WTNH, (Marc Robbins):
FAIRFIELD — Saturday was a busy day for Fairfield police. They made numerous arrests at Fairfield University’s annual Clam Jam.
Lantern Point at Fairfield Beach is the focal point of Clam Jam for Fairfield University students. The association here is doing what it can to keep the students out, but it doesn’t appear to be working too well. The gate was locked, but hundreds of students are inside. How are they all getting in?
When asked if he was prepared for a turnout like this, Lantern Point owner Tony Sirico said, “Yeah, but not like this. They are supposed to stop ‘em from coming in.”
“Lot of people can’t remember when they were kids. We all just live with it,” Miles Stevens, manager of the Sea Grape Lounge said.
At the main gate, you have to have a pass to get past security, and only 250 are supposed to be allowed into the party.
“There are ways to get around it, but we don’t want to be a nuisance. We don’t want to cause problems for the university, or the community. We just want to have fun,” Fairfield University Junior Kady Helm said.
I could see 250 people just on the sidewalks. Imagine how many are inside the houses, and are they all of age?
When asked if they’ve made arrests, Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara said, “Yes. We’ve made a significant number of arrests. We unfortunately expect to make some more.”