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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. Police Find Loaded Gun, Suspected Cocaine In Fairfield Traffic Stop

    Police Find Loaded Gun, Suspected Cocaine In Fairfield Traffic Stop

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces weapons and drug charges after he nearly hit several cars in clear view of police officers who had set up a routine traffic stop on North Benson Road early Sunday, police said.Officers said José Diaz, 29, of East Main Street, crossed the yellow line and struck the curb, nearly hitting an oncoming taxi cab and other cars at about 1:45 a.m.Diaz ...

  2. Bridgeport Man Charged With Punching Ex-Girlfriend Outside Fairfield Diner

    Bridgeport Man Charged With Punching Ex-Girlfriend Outside Fairfield Diner

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces an assault charge Sunday after he allegedly punched his ex-girlfriend outside a local diner after an early morning trip to a Kings Highway East hookah lounge, police said. Police said George Rivera, 28, of East Main Street, was arguing and punching the woman outside Andros Diner around 5:30 a.m.After Rivera grabbed her by her hair and punched ...

  3. Custom Meats Is Moo-ving Into Fairfield

    Custom Meats Is Moo-ving Into Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With more and more Americans paying attention to the quality of their food sources, Custom Meats has announced it will open a store in Fairfield next month.Located at 1903 Post Road — next to Isabelle et Vincent bakery — the shop will be the only 100 percent locally sourced, traditional whole animal butchery in Connecticut serving organic, non-GMO, nitrate-free, fresh ...

  4. Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Comes To Roost In Fairfield

    Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Comes To Roost In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — To paraphrase Tennyson, it’s nearly spring when a homeowner’s fancy turns to — the backyard.Which is why it’s the perfect time for Chris Petherick and Sue Shunta to open their Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, a new Black Rock Turnpike outpost for everything you need to make your feathered friends feel welcome.“The whole backyard is what we’re after. Helping people ...

  5. Stratford's First Popeyes Is Going Up Louisiana Fast

    Stratford's First Popeyes Is Going Up Louisiana Fast

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Used to be you had to cross a town border to score some of Popeyes' signature fried chicken, butterfly shrimp and fluffy Southern biscuits.Not so come spring, as the Louisiana-style eatery opens its first Stratford location in The Dock Shopping Center.Crews are putting the finishing touches on the quintessential bright orange building, which will include a ...

  6. Patrons Get The Vapors At Kure Of Bridgeport

    Patrons Get The Vapors At Kure Of Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Glancing at the menu at Kure, you might think you were in a dessert-centric restaurant.Where else would you find NY Cheesecake, Kandy Kane and Cherries Gone Wild?But Kure is offering a different kind of indulgence: It’s a vaporium and lounge, giving smokers and those just looking for a relaxing, social experience a place to converge.Part of a company that’s centered ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. This Is March? Kitesurfers, Birdwatchers Hit The Beach Along The Sound

    This Is March? Kitesurfers, Birdwatchers Hit The Beach Along The Sound

    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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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