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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Firm Envisions '24-Hour Community' For Downtown Bridgeport

    Firm Envisions '24-Hour Community' For Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — To say Exact Capital Group’s plans for downtown Bridgeport are ambitious is a bit of an understatement. In addition to the much-anticipated renovations to the historic Majestic and Poli Palace theaters and Savoy Hotel, the Manhattan-based developers aim to create “a 24-hour community” of housing, shops and more along the downtown north corridor.Mayor Joe Ganim ...

  2. Forget Pokemon Go: The Original Man Of Mystery Waldo Is Hiding In Fairfield

    Forget Pokemon Go: The Original Man Of Mystery Waldo Is Hiding In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Where’s Waldo?Turns out he’s in Fairfield.The iconic book character will be hiding in 25 downtown businesses from July 1 to 29 and you can pick up a Waldo passport at Fairfield University Bookstore and start your hunt for a chance at prizes.The fun begins July 1 at Saugatuck Sweets across from Sherman Green on Reef Road. Stop by the ice cream mecca from noon to 1 p.m. ...

  3. Ganim Eyes Legal Options On Public Funds In Bid For Governor

    Ganim Eyes Legal Options On Public Funds In Bid For Governor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mayor Joe Ganim is considering legal action in the wake of a state ruling that he is disqualified from receiving a public campaign grant for his possible run for governor because he was a convicted felon.The State Elections Enforcement Commission’s ruling was based on a 2013 law barring those convicted of felonies related to their public office from participating in ...

  4. Young Fairfield History Buff Wins National Prize

    Young Fairfield History Buff Wins National Prize

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Unquowa School student won a major award at the 2017 National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland this past week.Samantha Renzulli won the Outstanding Connecticut Junior Entry Award for her individual performance, “One Child’s Stand: The Children’s March to Victory 1963.”The win comes on the heels of her first place award at Connecticut History Day in ...

  5. Woman Leaves Car Unlocked At Lake Mohegan; Thief Grabs $3K In Luxury Items

    Woman Leaves Car Unlocked At Lake Mohegan; Thief Grabs $3K In Luxury Items

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman who left nearly $3,000 in cash and belongings in her unlocked car at Lake Mohegan on Friday morning came back to find it all missing, Fairfield police said.The woman said she parked her car at the east side of the parking lot near the walking trails around 8:15 a.m. She came back around 9:15 a.m. to find her $600 Tory Burch purse missing, along with everything ...

  6. Fairfield Cops: Repeat Offender Charged In Domestic Dispute

    Fairfield Cops: Repeat Offender Charged In Domestic Dispute

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man who has had several run-ins with police was arrested again Saturday after he assaulted an ex-girlfriend and three of her friends who tried to help her, police said.Christopher Pecora, 21, of Rakoczy Avenue, who is on probation and was wearing an ankle monitoring device, was charged with four counts of third-degree assault and one count of breach of ...

  7. Police: Norwalk Woman Tried To Swipe $1,200 In Drugs From Fairfield Store

    Police: Norwalk Woman Tried To Swipe $1,200 In Drugs From Fairfield Store

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Norwalk woman was arrested Saturday after she left a Fairfield Stop & Shop without paying for more than $1,200 in over-the-counter medications, police said.Christina Foley, 32, of Benedict Street, was charged with fifth-degree larceny. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 27, police said.Officers were called to the Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff ...

  8. Driving Lesson Cut Short When Fairfield 15-Year-Old Hits Utility Pole

    Driving Lesson Cut Short When Fairfield 15-Year-Old Hits Utility Pole

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man faces charges after he tried to give his 15-year-old sister a driving lesson and she hit a utility pole Saturday evening, police said.Enrique Silva-Hernandez, 22, of Fisk Street, was given a misdemeanor summons for two counts of reckless endangerment and failure to have proper insurance, police said.Another driver called police to report a car ...

  9. Fairfield Cops: Bridgeport Teen Found With Machine Gun Parts And Ammo

    Fairfield Cops: Bridgeport Teen Found With Machine Gun Parts And Ammo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old was arrested Sunday night after he was found with rifle ammunition, a high-capacity magazine and other firearm parts, Fairfield police said.Officers were called to Brooklawn Avenue near Spooner Avenue on a report of two suspicious males looking into parked cars just before 8 p.m., police said.Officers found the pair, one of whom was carrying the firearm ...

  10. Westport Cops: Man On Crack Passed Out Behind The Wheel On Post Road

    Westport Cops: Man On Crack Passed Out Behind The Wheel On Post Road

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New London man who was found passed out with his foot on the brake of a running car on the Post Road Friday afternoon faces several drug and motor vehicle charges, police said.Allan Jones, 45, of Green Street, was charged with possession of a narcotic not in its original container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, operating a ...

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