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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. Bridgeport's East Washington Avenue Bridge Closing Soon For Repairs

    Bridgeport's East Washington Avenue Bridge Closing Soon For Repairs

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The East Washington Avenue bridge over Bridgeport Harbor will be temporarily closed for mechanical and electrical repairs on June 15. The bridge, which has storm and saltwater damage, will be closed in both directions for about six hours beginning at 8 a.m.A detour will re-route traffic to River Street from Knowlton Street heading west and North Avenue to River ...

  2. Kennedy Center's First-Ever CEO Stepping Down After Four Decades Of Service

    Kennedy Center's First-Ever CEO Stepping Down After Four Decades Of Service

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Martin Schwartz, the first-and-only CEO of The Kennedy Center, will retire from the organization in 2018 after nearly 40 years of service.A champion for people with intellectual disabilities, the Trumbull resident has touched the lives of thousands of families throughout Connecticut and is nationally recognized in the rehabilitation field.“Marty is an exceptional ...

  3. Here's The Scoop: Cops To Chow Down In Ice Cream Challenge For Charity

    Here's The Scoop: Cops To Chow Down In Ice Cream Challenge For Charity

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Some Fairfield emergency responders might want to skip breakfast — and lunch and dinner — on Saturday. That’s the day six teams from the police and fire departments, local K-9 units and Fairfield University’s public safety team will go head to head in the first-ever Pol-Ice Cream Eating Contest to benefit Special Olympics at Saugatuck Sweets. The rules are simple: ...

  4. Sign Of The Times: Motel Hi-Ho To Replace Neon Icon With Modern LED Model

    Sign Of The Times: Motel Hi-Ho To Replace Neon Icon With Modern LED Model

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Visitors checking in to the landmark Motel Hi-Ho won’t be able to check out its iconic sign for a while.The recently refurbished hotel is replacing the more than 55-year-old neon sign with a more modern LED model, according to Connecticut Post. Though it will look a lot like its predecessor, the new sign will replace “Motel” with “Hotel” and “Restaurant Cocktail ...

  5. Stratford Ready To Wave Goodbye To Class Of 2017

    Stratford Ready To Wave Goodbye To Class Of 2017

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Wednesday is the big day for seniors at both Stratford public high schools.The Stratford High School Class of 2017 festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Penders Field. Graduates should be on the field no later than 5:15 p.m.Bunnell High School will also wave goodbye to its senior class at 6 p.m. on the school’s turf field.The stadium will open at 4 p.m. for open seating. In ...

  6. Fairfield Cops: Bridgeport Man Steals All That And Two Bags Of Chips

    Fairfield Cops: Bridgeport Man Steals All That And Two Bags Of Chips

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested for shoplifting Sunday when he left Whole Foods without paying for groceries he still had in a shopping basket, police said.Samson White, 45, of Fairfield Avenue, was charged with sixth-degree larceny just before 2 p.m., when officers looking for a man who fled the Grasmere Avenue store found him on Black Rock Turnpike near the Bridgeport ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Two Downtown Break-Ins Reported Overnight

    Fairfield Police: Two Downtown Break-Ins Reported Overnight

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police reported two overnight burglaries at downtown businesses Monday morning.An employee of Centro Ristorante called police around 6 a.m. because someone had thrown rocks through a side emergency exit door, police said.Nothing was taken in the restaurant.Around the same time, police received a report that someone forced open a side door at Sunny Daes, an ...

  8. Commercial Air Conditioner Swiped From Fairfield Eatery

    Commercial Air Conditioner Swiped From Fairfield Eatery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Thieves made off with a 275-pound air-conditioning unit that was waiting to be installed at a Tunxis Hill Cutoff restaurant, police said.Employees at Steffano’s Restaurant and Pizzeria noticed the unit missing from a dolly behind the eatery on June 9.Surveillance video appears to show two men — one in a pickup truck and one in a van — pull up to the unit, which was ...

  9. Fairfield Cops: Woman Finds Suspicious Men, One On PCP, Parked In Driveway

    Fairfield Cops: Woman Finds Suspicious Men, One On PCP, Parked In Driveway

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Stratford man who told officers he had smoked PCP was arrested Friday after a woman reported two suspicious men parked in her driveway, police said.The woman said the two men parked around 6:15 p.m. and one came to the door and asked about doing work around the house, police said.The car then left and pulled into the upper parking lot at Tunxis Hill Park.Police who ...

  10. Fairfield Cops: Easton Woman Who Grabbed Cookies Arrested For Shoplifting

    Fairfield Cops: Easton Woman Who Grabbed Cookies Arrested For Shoplifting

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Easton woman was arrested for shoplifting Sunday when she left a Black Rock Turnpike grocery store without paying for a bag of items, police said.Monica Dinardo, 30, of Morning Glory Circle, was charged with sixth-degree larceny around 5:30 p.m. after a ShopRite clerk saw her grab a package of cookies and leave the store without paying for anything, police said. ...

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