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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 Police: Fairfield Man Was Huffing Before Post Road East Crash

    Westport Police: Fairfield Man Was Huffing Before Post Road East Crash

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested Dec. 6 in connection with a single-car crash on Post Road East in June, police said.Joshua Flaherty, 37, of Fairfield Beach Road, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol-inhalant/huffing, reckless driving and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, police said.On June 19, officers were dispatched to a ...

  2. Free McNuggets Could Be Winging Your Way In Fairfield County

    Free McNuggets Could Be Winging Your Way In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fairfield County McDonald’s restaurants are celebrating their partnership with Uber Eats by offering a free 10-piece Chicken McNuggets to anyone who orders through the Uber Eats app on Wednesday.Order from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from any of two dozen participating McDonald’s in Fairfield County and the McNuggets will be winging your way.The $5 Uber booking fee ...

  3. Man Thrown From Bridge On Thanksgiving Leads To Three Arrests In Shelton

    Man Thrown From Bridge On Thanksgiving Leads To Three Arrests In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton police on Tuesday arrested three people in connection with a fight that led to a man being thrown from the Shelton/Derby Bridge early Thanksgiving morning.An extensive investigation revealed Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, was having a verbal argument with his girlfriend, Jennifer Hannum, 22, of Derby, on the bridge when the victim and his brother tried to see if ...

  4. Beardsley Zoo Staff Works Around The Clock To Save Weeks-Old Tiger Kittens

    Beardsley Zoo Staff Works Around The Clock To Save Weeks-Old Tiger Kittens

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Beardsley Zoo welcomed two tiger kittens last month — and it looks like staffers are more excited than their massive mom.The zoo’s 10-year-old Amur tiger Changbai gave birth to four cubs on Nov. 25. Sadly, two died and Changbai showed no interest in the remaining two females, who are being cared for at the zoo’s hospital.“We are hand feeding the babies five times ...

  5. Top Speed: Fairfield Native Vies For Skating Berth At US Olympic Trials

    Top Speed: Fairfield Native Vies For Skating Berth At US Olympic Trials

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield native Kristen Santos is poised for the U.S. Olympic team trials in speedskating this weekend, despite suffering a devastating hand injury at the World Cup in China just weeks ago.The 2012 Fairfield Warde High School graduate is training eight hours a day in Salt Lake City for her chance at joining the U.S. team in South Korea.“It’s something I have to just ...

  6. Fairfield Police: Felon Snagged Bikes, Motorcycles In 3 Break-Ins At 1 Home

    Fairfield Police: Felon Snagged Bikes, Motorcycles In 3 Break-Ins At 1 Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A convicted felon from Ansonia was arrested Friday after police say he stole motorcycles and trail bikes from the garage of a Fairfield home in three separate instances over 24 hours in June.Michael Targouski, 44, of North Main Street, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.Targouski, who has 28 prior arrests, was arrested on a warrant at ...

  7. Veteran Chef Brings Revolutionary Mexican Fare To Fairfield

    Veteran Chef Brings Revolutionary Mexican Fare To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Nicho Guevara came to America from his native El Salvador 25 years ago, taking a job as a restaurant dishwasher.But armed with a chef’s creativity — and his mother’s killer mole paste — it’s no wonder he didn’t stay at the deep sink.After 20 years as head chef at Tequila Mockingbird in New Canaan, he and business partner Ryan Gillespie are taking their show on the ...

  8. Hairy Situation: Police Seek Shoplifter In Fairfield Razor Thefts

    Hairy Situation: Police Seek Shoplifter In Fairfield Razor Thefts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police hope the public can help identify a woman suspected of stealing more than $2,000 worth of razors in three shoplifting incidents at Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff.The woman took about $800 worth of razors around 11:45 a.m. on Oct.30 and returned to the store at 12:50 p.m., Dec. 6, taking another $1,000 in razors, police said.Around 11:45 a.m. on Dec. ...

  9. Second Suspect Arrested In Payroll Check Scam At Fairfield Restaurant

    Second Suspect Arrested In Payroll Check Scam At Fairfield Restaurant

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police have arrested a second person in connection with a fraudulent payroll check scheme involving a Sanford Street eatery.Tambria Raiford, 32, of Dekalb Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with fifth-degree larceny and second-degree forgery in the incident first reported to police on Jan. 5, police said.On that date, a manager from Crave told officers that someone had ...

  10. Westport Volunteer EMS Takes Newman's Own Donation To Heart

    Westport Volunteer EMS Takes Newman's Own Donation To Heart

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport ambulances will be equipped with life-saving cardiac devices thanks to a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.The new equipment — Stryker/Physio-Control LUCAS 3 chest compression systems — can be used on those in cardiac arrest while keeping Westport Volunteer EMS personnel safe.The automated system offers optimal, high-quality compressions that can be ...

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