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

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  1. For Westport Woman, Life Begins Après Divorce

    For Westport Woman, Life Begins Après Divorce

    WESTPORT, Conn. — When Sylvia Beckerman left her second ex-husband in 2015, she had her shoes, her clothes, some wine glasses and little else.So — looking to her son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law for inspiration — she marched herself over to Bed, Bath & Beyond and set up a post-divorce gift registry.“I thought, they’re starting new and I’m starting new, too,” said the Westport ...

  2. Bloodroot Of Bridgeport Celebrates 40th Birthday With NY Times Feature

    Bloodroot Of Bridgeport Celebrates 40th Birthday With NY Times Feature

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They had no trained chefs, no wait staff and their restaurant sat in a former machine shop at the dead end of a residential street in Bridgeport, of all places.But somehow Bloodroot, a most unusual vegetarian/vegan restaurant and feminist bookstore, has endured and will celebrate its 40th anniversary next week.Perhaps the reason is the delicious and ever-changing ...

  3. Long Dog Lovers Counting The Days Until The New Cricket Opens In Stratford

    Long Dog Lovers Counting The Days Until The New Cricket Opens In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — I’ll have a long dog with the works!That could be your order soon as the revived Cricket Car Hop, a beloved Stratford landmark, opens for business this spring at its new location, 900 Access Road.And to say that excitement is growing is a bit of an understatement. Nearly 900 people are following the new Cricket’s Facebook page, waxing poetic about hot dates and ...

  4. Hawaiian-Style Miro Kitchen Closes In Fairfield

    Hawaiian-Style Miro Kitchen Closes In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Miro Kitchen, a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant that opened last year on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, has closed its doors.“It is with regret that we are announcing that due to some recent changes, Miro Kitchen has had to close,” the owners posted on Instagram. “We wanted to thank our regulars (and not so regulars) as well as all of our customers for their loyal ...

  5. Serving Up Scrumptious Snacks In Bridgeport — Storm Or No Storm

    Serving Up Scrumptious Snacks In Bridgeport — Storm Or No Storm

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — You can’t say Black Rockers shy away from a storm.When Rick and Michele Torres announced that their Harborview Market, a favorite neighborhood hangout, would be open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday — blizzard or no blizzard — they didn’t know what to expect.But by 8:30 a.m., they had to call in more staff to cover the growing breakfast crowd.“We did have one group come in with ...

  6. Fairfield Woman Reports $10,000 In Jewelry Stolen From Home

    Fairfield Woman Reports $10,000 In Jewelry Stolen From Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When a Morehouse Highway woman came home March 7 and found her dog in the basement, she thought a relative might have stopped by and inadvertently locked the pooch downstairs, police said.It wasn’t until March 12 that she realized $10,000 worth of jewelry she stored in her living room was missing, police said.The woman told officers that someone must have entered her ...

  7. Cops: Southport Dad Charged When Underage Booze Party Hits Social Media

    Cops: Southport Dad Charged When Underage Booze Party Hits Social Media

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Southport man was arrested on charges of allowing underage drinking in his home after someone saw photos of a Friday night party on social media and alerted officers, police said.Officers arrived at the Bronson Road house at about 10:30 p.m. and heard loud voices and music inside the home, police said.John Patrick O’Brien, 49, the father of the party host, let ...

  8. Fairfield Police: Man Stopped While Wearing Stolen Coat

    Fairfield Police: Man Stopped While Wearing Stolen Coat

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man who police say stole nearly $300 in Kohl’s merchandise Saturday was arrested when officers found him wearing a coat and carrying sneakers that still had their security tags attached, police said.Shaheed Jamal Poole, 27, of Berkeley Road, aroused suspicion when he entered a Subway restaurant near the Tunxis Hill Road department store and asked for a ...

  9. Shoppers Snap Up Supplies, Officials Warns Of Strong Winds, Snow

    Shoppers Snap Up Supplies, Officials Warns Of Strong Winds, Snow

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Shoppers can expect long lines at the supermarket today, as residents stock up to hunker down during tomorrow’s expected snowstorm. People snapped up the usual staples — bread, milk, eggs and oj — and made a serious dent in the fireplace logs outside Fairfield’s Super Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff.With the nor'easter expected to drop as much as 2 feet of ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Man Used Dead Woman's Tag To Snag Handicapped Parking

    Fairfield Police: Man Used Dead Woman's Tag To Snag Handicapped Parking

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was given a $150 ticket after he used his neighbor’s dead mother’s handicapped placard to park in handicapped spaces at the Fairfield train station, police said.On Friday, a Redfield Road woman told police that she thought her neighbor, Steven Harris, 41, of Redfield Road, took the tag that was to be cancelled after her mother’s death and was using it ...

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