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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. Protesters At City Hall Call For 'No' Vote On Huge Shelton Development

    Protesters At City Hall Call For 'No' Vote On Huge Shelton Development

    Updated: SHELTON, Conn. — A group of Shelton residents who oppose a massive proposed development project lined up Thursday evening outside City Hall, then moved inside for the Planning and Zoning Commission's meeting on the proposal.  The proposed Towne Center at Shelter Ridge would cause too much traffic, destroy a scenic road and hurt the town’s quality of life, protesters said in ...

  2. Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 40 demonstrators rallied outside Bridgeport City Hall on Thursday afternoon, calling on city leaders to designate Bridgeport as a sanctuary city where immigrants and refugees can find safe haven.City Council member José Casco told the group he intended to submit a resolution to the council as early as next week, noting several other cities around the state are ...

  3. Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — After an especially hectic day commuting to her fast-paced job in fashion design, Andrea Greene would relax on the train by daydreaming about making fresh-baked sugar cookies in her grandma’s Indiana kitchen. One day in 2010, she decided to make the dream a reality and started baking for family, friends, co-workers — anyone with a rumble in their tummy.“It’s fun, ...

  4. Familiar Face To Lead Stratford Economic Development Office

    Familiar Face To Lead Stratford Economic Development Office

    STRATFORD, Conn. — She may have been born in New Jersey, but Mary Dean is a Stratford girl through and through. Having moved here when she was five, the Bunnell High School graduate went on to leadership roles with her children’s PTA and then for a stint on the Board of Education before landing a high-profile position as executive director of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce.So it was ...

  5. Demonstration Planned Against Massive Shelton Complex

    Demonstration Planned Against Massive Shelton Complex

    SHELTON, Conn. — Concerned Shelton residents will demonstrate before Thursday’s Planning and Zoning vote on the proposed Towne Center at Shelter Ridge, saying the massive complex would cause too much traffic, destroy a scenic road and adversely affect the town’s quality of life.Some say the 123-acre mixed-use development is simply not the best use of the Bridgeport Avenue site, when ...

  6. Bridgeport Pair Face Drug Charges In Fairfield

    Bridgeport Pair Face Drug Charges In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Bridgeport residents face drug charges in Fairfield after a police officer checked on a suspicious car and found suspected crack cocaine, police said. An officers who noticed the car near Algonquin Drive around 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 16 called for the K-9 unit’s Maverick to inspect the area and the dog detected the odor of narcotics, police said.Searching the car, ...

  7. Four Youths Arrested In Car Theft, Police Pursuit In Fairfield

    Four Youths Arrested In Car Theft, Police Pursuit In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- An 18-year-old man and two juveniles were arrested in Fairfield early Monday morning, after they ran from a stolen car and led officers and three K9s on a chase through nearby woods.A Fairfield police officer was conducting business checks as a result of an uptick in car break-ins, car thefts and burglaries in the area of Southport and Westport around 2:15 a.m., when ...

  8. Bridgeport Man Charged In Fairfield Armed Robbery

    Bridgeport Man Charged In Fairfield Armed Robbery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested after he agreed to meet a Fairfield man to sell him an iPhone and instead held him up at gunpoint, police said.Johnny Diaz, 21, of Platt Street, was arrested on a warrant and charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, police said. He was held on $75,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 25, ...

  9. Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A teacher at Fairfield Warde High School was arrested after police said he exposed himself to a 15-year-old female student.Jeff Iwanicki, 44, of Milford, turned himself in at the Fairfield Police Department on Monday after learning through his attorney that there was an active warrant for his arrest, police said. Iwanicki, who teaches graphic design, was charged with ...

  10. Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    WESTON, Conn. — Bayard Dodge Jr. was a promising student at Deerfield Academy headed for Princeton University in the spring of 1944.But by November of that year, the 20-year old — then-Private First Class Dodge — found himself leading a group of men up a hill in the south of France.“Bang, he was shot. And that was the end of him,” said Reg Bowden, shaking his head at the sad ...

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