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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. 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 ...

  2. Fairfield American Faces Mid-Atlantic Champs In World Series Thursday

    Fairfield American Faces Mid-Atlantic Champs In World Series Thursday

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Break out the Cracker Jack.You’ve got two days to prepare for Fairfield American’s first game in the Little League World Series.Connecticut’s boys of summer go face-to-face with the Mid-Atlantic champs, Holbrook Little League out of Jackson, N.J., at 3 p.m., Thursday on ESPN. The Fairfield team is coming off a stunning 10-0 win over Maine to clinch the New England ...

  3. Hometown Pride: Fairfield Little League T-Shirts Are Now Available

    Hometown Pride: Fairfield Little League T-Shirts Are Now Available

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Do you want the world to know you’re rooting for Fairfield American in the Little League World Series this week? Head on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Norwalk or Milford to pick up your own special edition Fairfield American T-shirt.Created by Russell Athletic, the official Little League World Series uniform provider, the shirts are available in adult sizes for ...

  4. Fairfield Cops: Man, 66, Faces Litany Of Charges In Police Chase

    Fairfield Cops: Man, 66, Faces Litany Of Charges In Police Chase

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairland Drive senior citizen who led police on a twisting, early morning chase through Fairfield streets in July was arrested Friday on a number of motor vehicle charges, police said.Allen Freedman, 66, was charged with reckless driving, engaging in pursuit, improper passing, failure to drive in the proper lane, driving the wrong way, unsafe backing, failure to ...

  5. Bridgeport, Fairfield Honor Whitehead As 'First In Flight'

    Bridgeport, Fairfield Honor Whitehead As 'First In Flight'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Local leaders declared Monday “Gustave Whitehead Day,” honoring the 116th anniversary of the inventor’s historic 1901 flight nearly two years before the Wright Brothers’ in 1903.“Gustave Whitehead was an inventor and immigrant who made a huge impact in the world,” said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. “His innovation paved the way for many other inventors and his legacy ...

  6. Tee Time: Golfers Wanted For Queens Of The Greens Tournament In Stratford

    Tee Time: Golfers Wanted For Queens Of The Greens Tournament In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Stratford Junior Women’s Club and The Perry House Foundation are teaming up to host Queens of the Greens, a women’s nine-hole golf tournament on Aug. 28.Held at Oronoque Country Club, the event benefits Stratford Junior Women’s Club, The Perry House Foundation and Emerge Inc.Queens of the Greens is a scramble golf tournament for women. The day includes dinner, a ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Man With Criminal History Caught Shoplifting In Town

    Fairfield Police: Man With Criminal History Caught Shoplifting In Town

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man with an "extensive criminal history" was arrested for shoplifting from a Black Rock Turnpike store Sunday when he was found with a bag of merchandise a short ways down the road, police said.Joseph Mauro, 35, of Fairfield Avenue, concealed $204.96 in items from the CVS and then walked out of the Fairway Plaza store, police said.He was seen ...

  8. Fairfield Police: Neighbors Alert Officers To Suspicious Late-Night Lurking

    Fairfield Police: Neighbors Alert Officers To Suspicious Late-Night Lurking

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two 20-year-olds faced several charges after they were seen acting suspiciously and looking into cars on Northwood Road early Saturday, police said.Adam Shea, 20, of Honeypot Road, West Haven, and Matthew Attolino, 20, of Rainbow Trail, Orange, each gave officers false names when they were questioned, adding to their charges, police said.Concerned homeowners called ...

  9. Fairfield Cops: Shoplifting Mother And Daughter Tase Store Clerk

    Fairfield Cops: Shoplifting Mother And Daughter Tase Store Clerk

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A would-be shoplifter and her 12-year-old daughter kicked out the front glass doors of a Post Road convenience store and tased the clerk after he locked them in the store and called for help, police said.The 7-Eleven clerk told officers he recognized the mother-daughter duo, who have stolen Red Bull from the shop before when they came in around 8 p.m., police said.He ...

  10. Westport Astronomers Invite Public To View Historic Solar Eclipse

    Westport Astronomers Invite Public To View Historic Solar Eclipse

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Can’t make it to Salem, Ore., or Charleston, S.C., for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21?Do the next best thing and head on over to the Westport Astronomical Society, which will be observing the not-too-shabby 70 percent partial eclipse through the solar telescopes and glasses at its Bayberry Lane digs.If the skies are clear, the public is invited to take in this ...

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