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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. Animal Sanctuary Will Honor 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Massacre Victim

    Animal Sanctuary Will Honor 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Massacre Victim

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Six-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard once caught a butterfly on her hand.As she set it free, she whispered: “Tell your friends that I am kind.”That one sentence is the inspiration behind the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, a tribute to the little girl who was one of 20 children and six adults who perished in the Sandy Hook School massacre on Dec. 14, 2012.It ...

  2. Local Scenes Abound In 'Picture Southport' At Southport Galleries

    Local Scenes Abound In 'Picture Southport' At Southport Galleries

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Looking for something unique for that special someone on your gift list this holiday season?Southport Galleries’ “Picture Southport” exhibition featuring many local scenes in photographs and paintings is running through Christmas.The exhibition includes photography from Southport’s own Andrew Smith. As a child, Smith wandered through the village with his Brownie ...

  3. Bob & Weave Your Way To Fitness At iLoveKickboxing In Fairfield

    Bob & Weave Your Way To Fitness At iLoveKickboxing In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Looking for a high-intensity workout in a lively and welcoming environment?Look no farther than iLoveKickboxing, a new franchise now open at 530 Kings Highway Cutoff.Kurt and Susan Gillis, who opened their first iLoveKickboxing in Shelton three years ago, opened the space on Friday and began interval training classes that feature intense bursts of exercise followed by ...

  4. Bridgeport Apartment Complex Brings New Life To 'Downtown West'

    Bridgeport Apartment Complex Brings New Life To 'Downtown West'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) on Monday officially opened Westgate, a 48-unit apartment complex that’s part of a mini-neighborhood the agency has dubbed “Downtown West.”Located next to the Walgreen’s at the corner of State Street and West Avenue, the new 61,552-square-foot, five-story building include two ground-floor commercial spaces and four floors of one-, ...

  5. Free McNuggets Could Be Winging Your Way In Fairfield County

    Free McNuggets Could Be Winging Your Way In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fairfield County McDonald’s restaurants are celebrating their partnership with Uber Eats by offering a free 10-piece Chicken McNuggets to anyone who orders through the Uber Eats app on Wednesday.Order from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from any of two dozen participating McDonald’s in Fairfield County and the McNuggets will be winging your way.The $5 Uber booking fee ...

  6. Man Thrown From Bridge On Thanksgiving Leads To Three Arrests In Shelton

    Man Thrown From Bridge On Thanksgiving Leads To Three Arrests In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton police on Tuesday arrested three people in connection with a fight that led to a man being thrown from the Shelton/Derby Bridge early Thanksgiving morning.An extensive investigation revealed Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, was having a verbal argument with his girlfriend, Jennifer Hannum, 22, of Derby, on the bridge when the victim and his brother tried to see if ...

  7. Beardsley Zoo Staff Works Around The Clock To Save Weeks-Old Tiger Kittens

    Beardsley Zoo Staff Works Around The Clock To Save Weeks-Old Tiger Kittens

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Beardsley Zoo welcomed two tiger kittens last month — and it looks like staffers are more excited than their massive mom.The zoo’s 10-year-old Amur tiger Changbai gave birth to four cubs on Nov. 25. Sadly, two died and Changbai showed no interest in the remaining two females, who are being cared for at the zoo’s hospital.“We are hand feeding the babies five times ...

  8. Top Speed: Fairfield Native Vies For Skating Berth At US Olympic Trials

    Top Speed: Fairfield Native Vies For Skating Berth At US Olympic Trials

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield native Kristen Santos is poised for the U.S. Olympic team trials in speedskating this weekend, despite suffering a devastating hand injury at the World Cup in China just weeks ago.The 2012 Fairfield Warde High School graduate is training eight hours a day in Salt Lake City for her chance at joining the U.S. team in South Korea.“It’s something I have to just ...

  9. Fairfield Police: Felon Snagged Bikes, Motorcycles In 3 Break-Ins At 1 Home

    Fairfield Police: Felon Snagged Bikes, Motorcycles In 3 Break-Ins At 1 Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A convicted felon from Ansonia was arrested Friday after police say he stole motorcycles and trail bikes from the garage of a Fairfield home in three separate instances over 24 hours in June.Michael Targouski, 44, of North Main Street, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.Targouski, who has 28 prior arrests, was arrested on a warrant at ...

  10. Vote Now: SHU Thespians Vying For Pro Regional Theater Awards

    Vote Now: SHU Thespians Vying For Pro Regional Theater Awards

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The play’s the thing at Sacred Heart University, where students have received a whopping 17 nominations for online theater guide BroadwayWorld.com’s 2017 Connecticut regional awards.And they were all nominated in the professional categories, not the ones reserved for high school and college productions.That means Sacred Heart students will be vying for votes up ...

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