CBS newsman Pegues to speak at church

WESTPORT — CBS News Justice and Homeland Security correspondent and Staples High School graduate Jeff Pegues will speak at Saugatuck Congregational Church on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Pegues will discuss his book, “Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy,” which reveals how far the Kremlin poked into voter databases and why it happened. He also investigates the steps taken to shore up election systems in states across the country ahead of the 2018 midterm and the 2020 presidential election.

The event is sponsored by the Westport Library.

Hwang endorsed

WESTPORT — The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Tony Hwang for re-election to the 28th District state Senate seat. The league is a bipartisan, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut's environment.

“Connecticut deserves lawmakers who will fight for renewable energy, clean air and water, and open space,” said Lori Brown, league executive director.

“All of the candidates we endorsed ... have either established themselves as true leaders in the Legislature or made real commitments to be champions for the environment if elected,” she said.

Blessing

of the Animals

FAIRFIELD — Pet owners from Fairfield, Bridgeport, Westport, Southport and the surrounding area can bring their furry, feathery, and scaly friends to a special blessing on the lawn of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fairfield on Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.

The event, which is open to all members of the community regardless of their religious affiliation, is a celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.