FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories of the week in Fairfield County:
- Thirteen people were wounded in an early morning ambush at a large Plymouth Stree t in Bridgeport house party last weekend, including one woman who was shot in the face and was in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Police said that two shooters fired at the party through a hedge . Police said they are pursuing every lead and expect an arrest soon.
- The man killed in a construction accident in Westport on Tuesday afternoon was identified as Herbert S. Grant, 69, of Stratford.
- Two Bridgeport residents were charged with sex trafficking of a minor by a federal grand jury in New Haven.
- Weir Farm National Historic Site, a park on the border of Wilton and Ridgefield, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Servic e on Thursday.
- Tomas Ramirez will be that new face of Bassick High School in Bridgeport when it opens Sept. 1 — and families hope for a long time afterward. Since 2010, the school has had eight principals.
- An Old Greenwich man punched an Uber driver in the face and then "violently" slammed the back of his head against the roof line above the back right rear door causing a dent in the vehicle, police said.
- Santa’s sleigh ride may be four months from today, but it’s Christmas every day at Jones Family Farms in Shelton — especially when it comes to the trees.
- Alexander Beyer’s first big break as an emerging pianist came as a 13-year-old, when the Fairfield resident won a competition to perform with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony . Eight years later and significantly more accomplished, Beyer returns to perform with the GBS on Saturday, Sept. 24.
- Nicky Valluzzo celebrates his more than 50 years as a barber at Zoel's Barber Shop at 145 Greenwood Ave., Bethel. Today, he owns the place and has renamed it Nicky's Haircutters.
- Will D’Agostino of Stamford was always a big hiker, skier, camper — an outdoors person. Nuts, fruits and seeds had been a big part of his diet. So he started a business called Nutshell and now, D’Agostino visits farmers markets three days a week selling his bars.
- Emma Boland, a 16-year-old student at Joel Barlow High in Redding, wins gold in jewelry-making competition .
- A group of parents in New Fairfield are continuing their fight to remove the town's school superintendent.
- Sherman School is welcoming a new superintendent and principal this fall.
- Danbury police busted two people on charges of selling crack out of a hotel on Mill Plain Road.
- Voices of September 11th (VOICES), a New Canaan-based nonprofit that helps families and communities heal after tragedies, has added three Connecticut residents to its Board of Directors.
- An employee at Lord & Taylor in Stamford embezzled over $30,000 from the store in four months, police said.
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