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Billionaire's Yacht, New Running Store Top Week's News In Fairfield

Mark Cuban's yacht, anchored off Stamford Harbor, has three smaller boats onboard to ferry guests and crew to and from the shore.
Mark Cuban's yacht, anchored off Stamford Harbor, has three smaller boats onboard to ferry guests and crew to and from the shore. Photo Credit: John Haffey

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories from last week across Fairfield County.

Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner and a celebrity judge on the ABC-TV show "Shark Tank," has been anchoring his yacht in 50 feet of water off Stamford Harbor for nearly a month.

Lexie Prendergast, a rising senior at Danbury High, will get to meet President Barack Obama and try her hand at legislating through the Girls Nation program this summer.

Kevin Sutherland, a 24-year-old graduate of Trumbull High School and former intern for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was stabbed to death on a subway in Washington, D.C. An 18-year-old man was charged in the shocking death, which occurred in front of about a dozen other passengers in broad daylight.

A Bridgeport man was charged with firing off a gun during a large brawl involving 500 to 600 people at Cranbury Park in Norwalk.

A 14-year-old boy on a field trip was taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment after he was bit by a copperhead snake at Devil's Den Preserve in Weston.

A Darien teen was charged with giving alcohol to minors after a Greenwich girl became sick after Darien's Fourth of July fireworks, police said.

Karl Chevrolet presented a 2015 black Corvette Stingray to John Polera, his prize for bagging a hole-in-one in the May Swinging for Seniors charity event at New Canaan Country Club.

Runners can race to a new shoe and apparel store in downtown Fairfield as Preston Ranton opens a Soundrunner-branded store in 2,700 square feet of space in the old MediaWave video store.

After a second shooting at the Trumbull Gardens public housing complex in less than a month, the city of Bridgeport announced the opening of a new police substation there.

The Westport Sunrise Rotary served up a holiday treat for the guests at the men's homeless shelter with a July 4 barbecue at the Gillespie Center.

Beach lovers are now enjoying Martin Park Beach in Ridgefield with the arrival of summer.

In a scene straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, the residents of Wilton's Nod Hill Road gathered together for the neighborhood's annual 4th of July parade .

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