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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: Shelton Man Sold Drugs In Fatal Overdose

    Police: Shelton Man Sold Drugs In Fatal Overdose

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man was arrested Wednesday after police determined he had sold drugs to a man who was found dead in his home last fall, police said.Jerome Downing, 39, was charged with two counts of illegal sale of narcotics, police said. He was held on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Wednesday.A 37-year-old Shelton man was found dead ...

  2. Fairfield Police: Woman Attempts To Steal $700 In Goods From Stop & Shop

    Fairfield Police: Woman Attempts To Steal $700 In Goods From Stop & Shop

    FAIRFIELD, Conn — A 26-year-old woman faces a larceny charge after she left the Villa Avenue Stop & Shop in Fairfield Saturday without paying for nearly $700 worth of goods packed into reusable shopping bags, police said.Shortly before 7 p.m., the store’s loss prevention officer saw Jennifer Kellner, of Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport, putting items in the bags she took from a stand in ...

  3. Fairfield Cops: Routine Traffic Stop Turns Up Multiple Baggies Of Cocaine

    Fairfield Cops: Routine Traffic Stop Turns Up Multiple Baggies Of Cocaine

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two men face felony drug charges after a routine traffic stop in Fairfield on Feb. 17 revealed several baggies of cocaine under the hood of the Hyundai they were riding in, police said.An officer stopped the car for a tinted window violation around 1:55 a.m. on Carter Henry Drive near the Post Road, police said.A check by a narcotics K-9 indicated drugs in the car ...

  4. Women Fight With Restaurant Manager, Police At Girl's Cancer Fundraiser

    Women Fight With Restaurant Manager, Police At Girl's Cancer Fundraiser

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two women were arrested Sunday after they struck a Crave Restaurant manager who asked them to be quiet during a fundraiser for a young girl with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, police said.Tanisha Duncan, 22, of Whitney Street, Bridgeport, and Erika Hernandez, 23, of Pioneer Court, Fairfield, were both charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer during ...

  5. One Teen Arrested, Another Escapes After Crashing Stolen Car In Fairfield

    One Teen Arrested, Another Escapes After Crashing Stolen Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bronx teen was arrested for stealing a car while his friend crashed a second stolen car near the Fairfield Metro station and escaped, possibly boarding a passing train early Tuesday, police said.A sergeant patrolling Kings Highway shortly after 3 a.m. noticed a young man urinating next to a car parked at the Cumberland Farms, police said.When questioned, the teen ...

  6. Stratford Quartet Finds Pub Grub Popularity In Milford

    Stratford Quartet Finds Pub Grub Popularity In Milford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Dan Rizzo has a mind for marketing. Chris Hey has years of experience in finance. Brian Kearney is a seasoned bartender and manager. And Dan Kardos makes award-winning pub grub.Add these four talented Stratford residents together and what do you get? Liberty Rock Tavern, the popular eatery they opened just over the Milford border in Devon in October.“It’s a good mix ...

  7. Bridgeport Abandons Plan To Move Latimer Statue From Government Center

    Bridgeport Abandons Plan To Move Latimer Statue From Government Center

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A likeness of one of Bridgeport’s most legendary citizens is staying put outside the Margaret Morton Government Center.So says Mayor Joe Ganim, whose administration had considered moving the prominent statue of African-American inventor Lewis Latimer to a spot outside the University of Bridgeport because the artwork was paid for with funds meant for street ...

  8. Stratford Entrepreneur Says Yes To The Dresses At The Savvy Bride Shop

    Stratford Entrepreneur Says Yes To The Dresses At The Savvy Bride Shop

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Erica La Ferlita enjoyed the hustle and bustle of working at The Gap for 19 years, but she’s finding some secret perks to owning her own business, the recently opened The Savvy Bride in Stratford.“I just sit here and I look at all the beautiful dresses,” she said, relaxing at her desk in the center of the Paradise Green shop’s showroom. “I’m just in awe at the beauty ...

  9. Skating On Sherman Green Still Needs Volunteer Helpers In Fairfield

    Skating On Sherman Green Still Needs Volunteer Helpers In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Volunteers are still needed to staff the first-ever Skating on Sherman Green, a three-day event sure to turn the center of Fairfield into a picture print by Currier & Ives.The event will take place from Feb. 24 through 26 on a 40 foot-by-80 foot synthetic ice rink stretching from the Post Road to the gazebo in the center of the green, said Al DiGuido, owner of ...

  10. Jump Shot Range Helps Players Learn To Take It To The Hoop In Stratford

    Jump Shot Range Helps Players Learn To Take It To The Hoop In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — If there’s one thing Patrick Parker knows it’s that practice makes perfect.He sees it every day at Jump Shot Range, a basketball skill-building facility he and some friends opened on Access Road in Stratford in November. The idea came to him when his 13-year-old daughter told him she wanted to play basketball, but she didn’t know how to shoot.“She needed a lot of reps ...

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