Police plan to beef up patrols for annual Clam Jam festivity

Clam Jam draws hundreds of college students to

Clam Jam draws hundreds of college students to Lantern Point.

FAIRFIELD - Police are warning college kids that there will be a zero-tolerance policy in place for the annual Clam Jam celebration.

Clam Jam is a spring ritual that draws hundreds of college kids to Fairfield. The event, which kicks off Saturday morning, is held in Fairfield on a private beach known as Lantern Point. Police say they plan to be out in force to make sure everyone is having fun responsibly.

Homeowners who live near Lantern Point say they dread the day. One resident says the event is unsafe and causes chaos in the streets.

Lantern Point Association has hired private security to help control the crowd. In addition, there will be several DUI checkpoints and help from neighboring police forces.

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