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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: Armed Pair Stickup Southport Dunkin' Donuts

    Fairfield Police: Armed Pair Stickup Southport Dunkin' Donuts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man and woman held up the Southport Dunkin’ Donuts at gunpoint Saturday night, making off with a register tray full of cash and a customer’s wallet and cell phone, police said.Around 7:30 p.m. the pair entered the Post Road eatery and the woman went to the counter and ordered a donut. When the cashier opened the register, the man pulled out what appeared to be a ...

  2. Aprés ‘Hamilton:’ Westporter Tells It Like It Is On Broadway And Beyond

    Aprés ‘Hamilton:’ Westporter Tells It Like It Is On Broadway And Beyond

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westporter Ed Katz caught the film and theater bug early and film became one of his two majors at Syracuse University. But it was when, as newlyweds, his wife took him to see “Les Miserables” on Broadway that he truly became enamored with The Great White Way. “After that I started to love musicals, too,” said the award-winning marketing guru. “Then I took her to see ...

  3. Bridgeport Matriarch, 103, 'Iconic' Volunteer Honored For Mother's Day

    Bridgeport Matriarch, 103, 'Iconic' Volunteer Honored For Mother's Day

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — When Christine Correnti was born on Feb, 5, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson was in the White House, Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line for the Model T and Charlie Chaplin was three days from debuting his beloved “Little Tramp” persona.So it seemed fitting this Mother’s Day weekend that the city pay tribute to this nearly 104-year-old great-grandmother of ...

  4. Fairfield Warde Soccer Star Reaches Goal Of International Competition

    Fairfield Warde Soccer Star Reaches Goal Of International Competition

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Jason Deck’s passion for soccer began at the tender age of one, when the Fairfield toddler first pushed a size 1 ball around his family room.By age 3, he was on his first recreational team, developing his skills and stamina.Well, all the hard work and determination has paid off: Deck, who plays for Fairfield Warde High School and Fairfield County premier travel team ...

  5. National Teacher Of The Year To Speak At Bridgeport Scholarship Dinner

    National Teacher Of The Year To Speak At Bridgeport Scholarship Dinner

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Waterbury school teacher Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be the guest speaker at the 4th annual Daniel Trust Awards Dinner, an evening honoring top students and teachers in Bridgeport.Twelve city seniors will receive $2,000 college scholarships from the Daniel Trust Foundation at the dinner to be held at 6 p.m. June 2 at Bridgeport Holiday ...

  6. Fairfield Expert Honored For Demystifying Founding Fathers

    Fairfield Expert Honored For Demystifying Founding Fathers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wonder what the Founding Fathers — and their contemporaries — really meant when they discussed the right to speak freely or bear arms?You might try asking Stanton Krauss, Ph.D., a Fairfield resident who recently won a Quinnipiac University Faculty Scholars award for his intriguing and exhaustive research on just that topic.Krauss, a Quinnipiac professor of law ...

  7. Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Crowds of people took to the streets in Bridgeport on Wednesday evening to hold a prayer vigil and protest the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy by a police officer during a standoff over a stolen car, according to multiple media reports and eyewitness accounts. The gathering was held near the scene of the fatal shooting near Walgreens, with people chanting the ...

  8. Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Community leaders pleaded for peaceful vigils, while police prepared for possible protests Wednesday afternoon, a day after an officer with one year on the force fatally shot a teenager who police said was driving a stolen vehicle.Imam Lyle Hassan Jones, speaking for “a community somewhat outraged,” called for Bridgeport to come together and let State Police ...

  9. Shelton Greets New Season For Farmers Market On Saturday

    Shelton Greets New Season For Farmers Market On Saturday

    SHELTON, Conn. — You don’t have long to wait for the start of farmers market season in Shelton, which will officially open this year on Saturday, May 6.The market boasts one of the earliest start dates in the area — as well as a host of veggies, crafts, meat, eggs, essential oils, even dog beds that are all grown, raised or created by the farmers and artisans at the market.Organizers ...

  10. Under The Sea: Briny Bites Come To Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike

    Under The Sea: Briny Bites Come To Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The new 348 Oyster Bar, a contemporary spot for all things seafood, will open its doors May 8. Having had a soft launch, the restaurant, at 348 Black Rock Turnpike, will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting with First Selectman Mike Tetreau at 1 p.m.348 Oyster Bar will feature Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Popular dishes ...

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