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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: Banned Woman From Newtown Found In Bookstore — Again

    Fairfield Police: Banned Woman From Newtown Found In Bookstore — Again

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Newtown woman who had been banned from the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore was arrested July 14 when she was found sitting in the store drinking a coffee, police said.Megan Oddis-Switzer, 51, of Huntington Road, was charged with first-degree criminal trespass. On Feb. 15, 2015, Oddis-Switzer was found on the the university’s North Benson Road campus and was ...

  2. The Lovers, The Dreamers And Matt: Fairfield Resident Named Kermit The Frog

    The Lovers, The Dreamers And Matt: Fairfield Resident Named Kermit The Frog

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Don’t be surprised if you hear the iconic strains of “It’s Not Easy Being Green” in town: The new voice of Kermit the Frog is none other than Fairfield resident Matt Vogel.The puppeteer who has worked for the Jim Henson Company since the 1990s was announced this week as just the third person to voice Miss Piggy’s paramour, following Henson himself and Steve Whitmire, ...

  3. Call It Kid's Pose: Baby Goats A Hit At Monroe Yoga Classes

    Call It Kid's Pose: Baby Goats A Hit At Monroe Yoga Classes

    MONROE, Conn. — Look at Youtube these days and one thing seems crystal clear: Everything is better when you add baby goats.Even yoga.Viral videos of happy practitioners down-dogging to the patter of tiny hooves inspired Elaina Wieser to invite a few cloven friends to select classes at her Blue Lotus Yoga in Monroe.“I cap it at 25 (people) and they’re sold out,” she said of the classes. ...

  4. Can You Spare A Can? Rescue Mission To Stuff Trucks This Weekend

    Can You Spare A Can? Rescue Mission To Stuff Trucks This Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Dozens of Bridgeport Rescue Mission volunteers and staff will be stationed at local Stop & Shop supermarkets Friday and Saturday to collect food that will help provide more than 550,000 meals for the hungry in the coming year.The annual Stuff-A-Truck event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Trumbull, Stratford, Monroe, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, ...

  5. Pedaling For A Cure: Ridgefield Cyclists Take Part In Cancer Challenge

    Pedaling For A Cure: Ridgefield Cyclists Take Part In Cancer Challenge

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Five fit Ridgefield cyclists will take on the 38th Pan-Mass Challenge this summer, hoping to raise millions for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Institute.On Aug. 5 and 6, the cyclists will join about 6,200 riders riding up to 192 miles in the Massachusetts-based challenge.They are: Jon Chase, Tizzie Mantione, Thomas Mantione, Oliver Mullins and Alex ...

  6. New Black Rock Restaurant Brings Latin Flair To Bridgeport

    New Black Rock Restaurant Brings Latin Flair To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — L.A. Tavern Kitchen & Bar has officially opened, bringing an American-Latin menu and farm-fresh ingredients to Black Rock’s bustling Fairfield Avenue.The new restaurant served up its first meals this week, holding an official grand opening on July 5.The menu features tapas, including sautéed shrimp over a roasted corn salad, grilled lollipop lamb chops with a ...

  7. Man Used Boss's Credit Card For Meals, Florida Flights, Westport Police Say

    Man Used Boss's Credit Card For Meals, Florida Flights, Westport Police Say

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who had secretly been using his boss’s credit card to buy gift cards, restaurant meals and trips to Florida was arrested Thursday, Westport police said. Donald Luciano, 45, was charged with first-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.In July 2016, his employer told police Luciano, who had been working for him since 2014, had started ...

  8. Is Fido On A 'Leach?' New Signs Draw Ire, Giggles From Bridgeport Residents

    Is Fido On A 'Leach?' New Signs Draw Ire, Giggles From Bridgeport Residents

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mistake-laden signs about new rules at a pocket beach and a park in Black Rock have residents up in arms — and dog owners wondering just where they can find a “6’ leach” to walk their pooches.“I’d pay good money to see a dog on a six-foot leach,” one resident posted on Black Rock Community Updates, a popular Facebook spot for a lively mix of helpful tips, public ...

  9. Community Activist Pushes Immediate Action To Stem Violence In Bridgeport

    Community Activist Pushes Immediate Action To Stem Violence In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Getting guns out of the wrong hands will ultimately stem the tide of deadly violence in Bridgeport, but one community activist said other steps can be taken immediately to keep citizens safer.Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence, met with Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Police Chief AJ Perez and others Thursday morning to tout the group’s ...

  10. Ships Ahoy! Columbus Replicas Drop Anchor In Captain's Cove In Bridgeport

    Ships Ahoy! Columbus Replicas Drop Anchor In Captain's Cove In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — History buffs might want to head to Captain’s Cove Seaport this holiday weekend for a couple of blasts from the past.Through Wednesday morning, replicas of the Nina and Pinta, two of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will be docked at the marina.The Nina was built completely by hand without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most ...

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