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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. Shelton Man Charged In 2016 Fatal Hit & Run

    Shelton Man Charged In 2016 Fatal Hit & Run

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 25-year-old Shelton man was arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal hit and run last May, police said Thursday.Around 8:40 p.m., May 11, 2016, Shelton police received several 911 calls about a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the intersection of Howe Avenue and Hill Street. The car fled the scene south on Howe Avenue, witnesses told police.The victim, ...

  2. Bridgeport Postpones Friday Trash/Recycling Pickups Due To Snow

    Bridgeport Postpones Friday Trash/Recycling Pickups Due To Snow

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Due to the impending snow storm, Bridgeport has postponed trash and recycling pickups from Friday to Saturday.The Asylum Street transfer station will also be closed Friday, March 10, and will reopen from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 11.The Bridgeport Emergency Operation Center is monitoring the approaching storm that is anticipated to bring snow accumulations of 3 ...

  3. Fairfield Third-Grader's Memory Endures At St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

    Fairfield Third-Grader's Memory Endures At St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — In March 2010, Fairfield third-grader Teddy Gerber shaved his dad’s head as part of the annual St. Baldrick’s event at Osborn Hill School to raise money for children’s cancer research.Less than six months later, Teddy, who had been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer, passed away at the age of 9.Teddy’s family and friends will gather to ...

  4. This Is March? Kitesurfers, Birdwatchers Take To The Beach In Stratford

    This Is March? Kitesurfers, Birdwatchers Take To The Beach In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Is it warm enough for you?It was for these kitesurfers who were zipping along the shoreline at Stratford’s Long Beach on Wednesday afternoon.With temperatures climbing into the 50s under sunny skies, several surfers suited up and jumped right in, braving water temperatures that were closer to 40 degrees.Others decided to lunch al fresco along the Lordship seawall or ...

  5. Craving A Cruller? Donut Crazy Is Rolling Into Westport Train Station Soon

    Craving A Cruller? Donut Crazy Is Rolling Into Westport Train Station Soon

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Donut Crazy, purveyors of the go-big-or-go-home style of creative donut-making, are expected to open their fifth location at the Westport train station later this month.With tantalizing flavors such as chocolate toasted coconut, Nutella and maple bacon, the popular eatery boasts four other locations: 3690 Main St., Stratford; 785 River Road, Shelton; 2992 Fairfield ...

  6. What's Cookin'? The Pantry of Fairfield Celebrates 15 Years Of Yum

    What's Cookin'? The Pantry of Fairfield Celebrates 15 Years Of Yum

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Pantry, one of Fairfield’s favorite stops for gourmet goodies and prepared meals, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week.Patrons can mosey on over for snacks and celebration starting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10.Located at 1580 Post Road, The Pantry was opened by a collaboration of chefs and food lovers hoping to create a bustling marketplace featuring ...

  7. The Party's Back On At Fairfield's Penfield Pavilion

    The Party's Back On At Fairfield's Penfield Pavilion

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It wasn’t exactly a beach day, but about 100 town officials and neighbors officially opened the new Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield Tuesday, more than four years after Hurricane Sandy shut it down.The center of a controversial, $7.4 million restoration project, the new facility sports a 2,600-square-foot gathering room and a 1,500-square-foot covered deck overlooking ...

  8. Bridgeport Man Charged In Rash Of Commercial Break-Ins In Shelton

    Bridgeport Man Charged In Rash Of Commercial Break-Ins In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — An incarcerated Bridgeport man was arrested Monday and charged in connection with three Shelton commercial burglaries in 2016, police said.Steven Carloto, 48, who was in court for similar charges, was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary, criminal mischief and larceny for break-ins at Chinatown Restaurant and Shanghai Gardens Restaurant in April 2016, ...

  9. Speak Up: Sen. Moore Goes On The Road To Hear Bridgeport's Budget Concerns

    Speak Up: Sen. Moore Goes On The Road To Hear Bridgeport's Budget Concerns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Sen. Marilyn Moore will host a listening tour on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed $40 billion state budget, with stops in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe this month. Moore will give a brief overview of the proposal and then turn the floor over to her constituents with concerns or ideas.Moore will be at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave., ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Scan It Scam Spells Arrests For Two Bridgeport Women

    Fairfield Police: Scan It Scam Spells Arrests For Two Bridgeport Women

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Bridgeport women were arrested this weekend after they used hand-held self scanners to steal from two Fairfield Stop & Shops, police said.Around noon on March 3, police were called to the Stop & Shop at Kings Highway Cutoff, where a loss prevention officer said Ines Respeto, 63, of Ellsworth Street, went through the store with a device, but didn’t scan ...

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