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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. Westport Cops: Danbury Man Charged With Drunken Driving Twice In Three Days

    Westport Cops: Danbury Man Charged With Drunken Driving Twice In Three Days

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Danbury man was arrested twice in three days for drunken driving in the area of Turkey Hill Road South, police said.Officers were looking for Bradford Brown, 50, of Forty Acre Mountain, around 7:15 p.m. May 12, when he left a Turkey Hill Road South home and drove off in the owner’s car without her permission, police said.The victim said Brown had spent the previous ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Team From Ridgefield High Scores Second Place In Virtual Business Contest

    Team From Ridgefield High Scores Second Place In Virtual Business Contest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A team from Fairfield Ludlowe High School bested students from 15 high schools from across western Connecticut to win Junior Achievement’s High School Business Challenge.Sixty students from across Fairfield County and beyond competed in the April 24 contest, using Junior Achievement’s Titan program, a virtual business simulation, to make important decisions that could ...

  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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