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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Fairfield Police: Loaded Gun Stolen In Fitness Center Larceny

    Fairfield Police: Loaded Gun Stolen In Fitness Center Larceny

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man armed with bolt cutters on Wednesday stole items from padlocked lockers at The Edge Fitness Center, including a loaded Glock 43 9mm handgun in a backpack, police said.Police released surveillance photos of the suspect, who entered the Kings Highway Cutoff gym in the evening.Police said four lockers were entered. The suspect also made off with a few wallets ...

  2. Fairfield "Day To Night" Artist Moves Up Photo Shoot To Avoid Rain

    Fairfield "Day To Night" Artist Moves Up Photo Shoot To Avoid Rain

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Due to the threat of inclement weather Saturday, the Westport artist who will be creating a “Day to Night” photograph of Fairfield’s waterfront will hit the beach on Friday.Stephen Wilkes will begin shooting on Friday and then return on Saturday if the weather holds.The Fairfield Museum is collaborating with Wilkes to create the unusual work of art at Jennings and ...

  3. Junior League Of Eastern Fairfield County Holds Open House

    Junior League Of Eastern Fairfield County Holds Open House

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Ever wonder just what the Junior League does?Well, here’s your chance to find out.The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County (JLEFC) will host an open house for prospective members from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Barcelona Restaurant in Fairfield.You’re invited to learn more about the 97-year-old organization, meet current members and find out how to ...

  4. Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted on a walkway at Jennings Beach in Fairfield last week has told police she made up the story, police said.After the police found no corroborating evidence of the incident, the Bridgeport woman retracted her story, police said.She initially claimed she had been sexually assaulted at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, on a path ...

  5. Mobi-Mats Improve Beach Access At Stratford's Short Beach

    Mobi-Mats Improve Beach Access At Stratford's Short Beach

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A day at the beach just got a whole lot easier for Stratford residents who use wheelchairs and strollers.On Aug. 20, the Short Beach Park Commission and Friends of Short Beach will unveil new Mobi-mat beach access mats that allow people who would otherwise have difficulty maneuvering in the sand to stroll down to the shore with ease.The park commission started the ...

  6. Solar Carports Should Be Ready At Fairfield Ludlowe At Start Of School Year

    Solar Carports Should Be Ready At Fairfield Ludlowe At Start Of School Year

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Work on the new solar carports at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is coming along and is expected to be completed by the time students return to class.The town expects to save about $1.2 million and generate about two-thirds of the energy needed to run Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde High School by constructing the solar carports at each of the two schools, according to a ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield motorist who hit a bicyclist and fled the scene Tuesday was arrested and charged with driving drunk, police said.Barry Podber, 77, of Pierce Street, was charged with evading responsibility and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, police said.The bicyclist, who was not identified, sustained several injuries and was transported to Bridgeport ...

  8. Fairfield Responds To State Financial Woes By Cutting Library Hours

    Fairfield Responds To State Financial Woes By Cutting Library Hours

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Public Library announced reduced hours effective Aug. 14 in response to reduced staff and the lack of a state budget.Both the main library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library will be closed Sundays until further notice and hours are reduced on some other days.An announcement from First Selectman Mike Tetreau and interim Town Library Nancy Coriaty said the ...

  9. Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford’s own Saugatuck Kitchens is in the running for a national appetizer award on the TV shopping channel QVC.The family-owned company, which will be featured on QVC from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, is encouraging fans and customers to vote for its 36-piece Mini Brioche & Chicken Pot Pie. The company will launch its spring roll collection during ...

  10. Bridgeport Cops: Second Suspect Arrested In Fatal April Attack

    Bridgeport Cops: Second Suspect Arrested In Fatal April Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport officers on Tuesday arrested a second person in connection with the April 30 death of Victor Diaz, police said.Latrel Baker, 20, of Burnsford Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree manslaughter early Tuesday morning, police said.On April 27, police responded to St. Vincent’s Medical Center on a report of an assault. According to witnesses, Diaz, ...

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