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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. Fairfield Expert Honored For Demystifying Founding Fathers

    Fairfield Expert Honored For Demystifying Founding Fathers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wonder what the Founding Fathers — and their contemporaries — really meant when they discussed the right to speak freely or bear arms?You might try asking Stanton Krauss, Ph.D., a Fairfield resident who recently won a Quinnipiac University Faculty Scholars award for his intriguing and exhaustive research on just that topic.Krauss, a Quinnipiac professor of law ...

  2. Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Crowds of people took to the streets in Bridgeport on Wednesday evening to hold a prayer vigil and protest the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy by a police officer during a standoff over a stolen car, according to multiple media reports and eyewitness accounts. The gathering was held near the scene of the fatal shooting near Walgreens, with people chanting the ...

  3. Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Community leaders pleaded for peaceful vigils, while police prepared for possible protests Wednesday afternoon, a day after an officer with one year on the force fatally shot a teenager who police said was driving a stolen vehicle.Imam Lyle Hassan Jones, speaking for “a community somewhat outraged,” called for Bridgeport to come together and let State Police ...

  4. Thief Makes Off With $1,300 In Items From Garage Of Fairfield Home

    Thief Makes Off With $1,300 In Items From Garage Of Fairfield Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Edgewood Place homeowner who said she was unable to lock her detached garage reported $1,300 in belongings stolen from the building sometime last week, police said.The woman said that sometime between May 1 and 5, someone stole two bikes, valued at $300 each, as well as a Makita grinder and leaf blower, a Stihl chainsaw, heat guns and power drills, valued at $700 ...

  5. Giddy-Up: Cycle On Over To The Fairfield Police Bike Rodeo

    Giddy-Up: Cycle On Over To The Fairfield Police Bike Rodeo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Bicycling buckaroos are invited to join the fun at the Fairfield Police Department’s annual Youth Bicycle Rodeo.Planned for 9 a.m to noon, Saturday, May 13, at Jennings Beach, the free event includes safety information and bike inspections, riding stations, a family ride and a bicycle raffle from Zane’s.Children, ages 5 to 12, should bring their bikes and helmet to ...

  6. Westport Showcases Young Entrepreneurs At New Market

    Westport Showcases Young Entrepreneurs At New Market

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Do you have a young Henry Ford or Steve Jobs in your household?The Westport Youth Commission will soon showcase the town’s budding entrepreneurs and inventors through a Student Creation Market.Fast on the heels of the popular Maker Faire Westport, the event will offer students vendors the chance to promote and sell their creations to the public. Each student will get a ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Cameras, Alarm Off During Sandwich Shop Break-in

    Fairfield Police: Cameras, Alarm Off During Sandwich Shop Break-in

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The manager of a Fairfield sandwich shop, which happened to have its surveillance cameras and burglar alarm off overnight, reported a break-in Monday morning, police said.Someone made off with $2,764 in cash from the Jersey Mike’s on Black Rock Turnpike, where the manager came in to find the front glass door shattered and the door pried open, police said.The burglar ...

  8. Weston Children's Author Credits Dahl, Dad With Creative Inspiration

    Weston Children's Author Credits Dahl, Dad With Creative Inspiration

    WESTON, Conn. — Clare Pernice’s passion for children’s books may have taken root on a fateful day when beloved author Roald Dahl — of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda” and “James and the Giant Peach” fame — visited her school.Born and raised in England, the Weston author/illustrator credits that visit and her father’s witty story-telling ways with influencing her interest ...

  9. Bridgeport Man Arrested In Disturbance at Fairfield Beer Fest

    Bridgeport Man Arrested In Disturbance at Fairfield Beer Fest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested Sunday after he caused a disturbance at a Post Road restaurant's beer fest, ducked into another restaurant for no apparent reason and then refused police commands outside, police said.Lawrence Kendricks, 27, of Capital Avenue, was charged with interfering with an officer and breach of peace around 5:15 p.m., police said.A police ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Failed Diversion Spells Shoplifting Arrests for Three

    Fairfield Police: Failed Diversion Spells Shoplifting Arrests for Three

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A trio of would-be shoplifters, including a convicted felon with 32 prior arrests, was arrested Saturday when an attempt to create a diversion failed to stop security at a Villa Avenue supermarket from noticing a man leaving the store with a cart full of merchandise, police said.Stop & Shop loss prevention officers called police to the store around 9 a.m. after ...

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