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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's Bravest Swear In Five New Firefighters

    Westport's Bravest Swear In Five New Firefighters

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The ranks of Westport’s bravest swelled a little Friday, as First Selectman James Marpe swore in five new firefighters.Francis Oldham of Bethel, Joshua Taylor of New Fairfield, Andrew Ponticiello of Mamaroneck, N.Y., Vincent DelVecchio of Stratford and Robert Wargo of Hamden all took the oath in an afternoon ceremony before family, friends and fellow fire personnel at ...

  2. Bridgeport Police Bust Large-Scale Drug Trafficker With 400 Bags Of  Heroin

    Bridgeport Police Bust Large-Scale Drug Trafficker With 400 Bags Of Heroin

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A “large-scale” Fairfield County drug trafficker was behind bars Friday, after police found 400 bags of high-grade heroin, hundreds of grams of crack-cocaine and cocaine, body armor and more than $18,000 in cash in his possession, police said.Clark Thomas, 48, of Tuckahoe Drive, Shelton, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of ...

  3. Westport Police: Pair Arrested in Drug Sale To Undercover Officers

    Westport Police: Pair Arrested in Drug Sale To Undercover Officers

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two people face drug charges here after they agreed to sell cocaine to an undercover officer Thursday, police said.On Wednesday, undercover officers in the Saugatuck area of town struck up a conversation with two suspects, later identified as Dean Wayton and Diana Balkun, police said.Wayton offered to sell the officers cocaine the following day, police said.He and ...

  4. Actor Denis Leary's Largesse Spells New Fire Safety Truck For Bridgeport

    Actor Denis Leary's Largesse Spells New Fire Safety Truck For Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In 2000, actor Denis Leary started The Leary Firefighters Foundation after a tragic Worcester, Mass., fire killed his cousin, a childhood friend and four others.On Thursday, the Bridgeport Fire Department was the beneficiary of the foundation’s longtime largesse — this time in the form of a much-needed fire safety truck.“We’re ecstatic,” said Fire Chief Richard ...

  5. Bridgeport Boosts Community Relations, Security With New Police Post

    Bridgeport Boosts Community Relations, Security With New Police Post

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mayor Joe Ganim and Police Chief Armando Perez officially reactivated a police post at P.T. Barnum Apartments Thursday, in a months-long plan to provide more visible community policing in strategic locations across the city.Earlier this week, the city re-opened a police post at St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Emergency Room to improve safety and reduce response time ...

  6. Bee-Keeping and Barbershop Highlight Treasures of Southport

    Bee-Keeping and Barbershop Highlight Treasures of Southport

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wonder about the history of the Southport section of town?Well, wonder no more.The Sasquanaug Association will lead families back in time during its Treasures of Southport event to be held throughout the village on Sept. 10.Activities start at 1 p.m. at Pequot Library with a treasure map that will lead participants to four key Sasquanaug landmarks — Perry Green, ...

  7. Fairfield Holds On In Tense Game To Advance In Little League World Series

    Fairfield Holds On In Tense Game To Advance In Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- MId-Atlantic rallied in the final inning, but Fairfield American Little League pulled out a 7-6 win over the New Jersey squad to win its first game in the 2017 World Series tournament.Connecticut’s boys of summer went face-to-face with the Mid-Atlantic champs, Holbrook Little League out of Jackson, N.J., Thursday on ESPN.Next up, Fairfield will play either Grosse ...

  8. Bridgeport Police: Family Of Four Arrested In Fatal July Shooting

    Bridgeport Police: Family Of Four Arrested In Fatal July Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Four members of a Bridgeport family have been arrested in a July dispute that led to the fatal shooting of their neighbor, police said.Waldo “Abel” Gonzalez, 43, was charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a pistol without a permit and risk of injury to a minor in the death of Ronald Simmons, police said.Simmons, 44, was shot at the ...

  9. Animal Advocates Howl To Protect Endangered Wolves At Beardsley Zoo

    Animal Advocates Howl To Protect Endangered Wolves At Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As a pair of Mexican gray wolves snacked outside an exhibit window, animal advocates gathered at Beardsley Zoo Wednesday to stand against proposed regulations and legislation they say would imperil protections for endangered species.U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined the group, saying what man does in the wild — and in Washington, D.C. — can have disastrous effects ...

  10. Fairfield's Kennedy Center Announces Third Annual Autism SpectRUN

    Fairfield's Kennedy Center Announces Third Annual Autism SpectRUN

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Kennedy Center will host its third annual Autism SpectRUN on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Jennings Beach.The annual fundraiser will feature a 5K timed race, a one-mile walk/stroll, parking lot zumba, a bounce house, face painting and more.The 5K and stroll each begin at 9 a.m. at the South Benson Road beach. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m.A free, ...

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