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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 Gonzalez, police said.Ronald Gonzalez, 44, was ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Seen Her? Shelton Police Release Photo of Suspect In Purse Theft

    Seen Her? Shelton Police Release Photo of Suspect In Purse Theft

    SHELTON, Conn. — Police are searching for a woman who stole a Shelton woman’s purse and racked up more than $4,000 in charges to her credit card.On July 27, a 64-year-old woman was shopping at T.J. Maxx on Bridgeport Avenue, when another woman asked her to try on some clothing because she had the same figure of the person for whom the second woman was shopping, police said.The victim ...

  9. Fairfield Seeks Teams, Donations For Annual Wiffle Ball Tourney

    Fairfield Seeks Teams, Donations For Annual Wiffle Ball Tourney

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Are your a closet Wiffle Ball whiz?It’s time to take your backyard skills to the big league at the fourth annual Fairfield Wiffle Ball Tournament, scheduled for August 26 at Roger Ludlowe Middle School.The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and all proceeds will go to charity.Would you like to sign up a team or make a donation to support this annual event? Go to ...

  10. Bridgeport To Distribute Free Backpacks, School Supplies

    Bridgeport To Distribute Free Backpacks, School Supplies

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — With the school year just around the corner, the City of Bridgeport is holding its first-ever free backpack and school supplies distribution on Saturday.The Back Pack to School rally will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 19, at Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street.The city will give away free back packs and school supplies — one backpack per child while ...

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