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

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  1. Fairfield Little League Softball Snags State Championship

    Fairfield Little League Softball Snags State Championship

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield rode two late rallies Tuesday at Torrington's Colangelo Field, overcoming Granby/East Granby 10-8 to win the Little League Connecticut 10-Year-Old Softball State Championship.Trailing 5-1 in the fifth, Fairfield scored six runs to take a short-lived lead, as Granby answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.Fairfield scored three runs in the top of ...

  2. Save The Sound Expects Smooth Sailing For New L.I. Soundkeeper

    Save The Sound Expects Smooth Sailing For New L.I. Soundkeeper

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Long Island Sound has a new keeper — Wilton native William Lucey.On Tuesday, Save the Sound announced Lucey’s appointment to replace longtime Soundkeeper Terry Backer, who died in late 2015.Lucey, a fish and wildlife biologist, former commercial fisherman and environmental advocate, said he’s pleased to come back home to Connecticut.“The woods and the waters where you ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Thief Couldn't Find Tires, Stole Car Instead

    Fairfield Police: Thief Couldn't Find Tires, Stole Car Instead

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Haven man who couldn’t find the tires he wanted to steal from a Fairfield car dealership decided to drive away with a new car, leading to his arrest Friday, police said.Ismael Mercado, 30, of Ann Street, was charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, police said. He was arrested around 10:30 a.m. while in court on another ...

  4. Votes For Vets: The WorkPlace Seeks Nominations For Awards Ceremony

    Votes For Vets: The WorkPlace Seeks Nominations For Awards Ceremony

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The WorkPlace is looking for a few good men — and women.The Bridgeport-based workforce development organization is seeking nominations for its Service to Country and Community awards, which will be presented at its 5th annual Veterans Day awards ceremony.The award goes to a veteran who has honorably served the nation and continues to add to the quality of life of his ...

  5. Harmonious L.A. Band To Take The Stage At Fairfield Theatre Company

    Harmonious L.A. Band To Take The Stage At Fairfield Theatre Company

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Theatre Company will play host to the second installment of the Brody Wilkinson Emerging Artist Series Thursday with a visit from harmony-driven The Wild Reeds.The L.A.-based band is tough to pigeonhole with its forays into folk, country and rock — and that eclectic spirit will likely be on display in their performance at FTC’s intimate StageOne.“I think the ...

  6. Easton Resident Joins Board Of Center For Family Justice In Bridgeport

    Easton Resident Joins Board Of Center For Family Justice In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Easton resident Sarah Cwikla-Mastropole is the newest member of The Center for Family Justice board of directors.Mastropole, an environmental engineer, recently joined the 20-member board that leads the Bridgeport-based nonprofit in helping to break cycles of domestic and sexual violence in Easton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.She is also a ...

  7. Shelton Police: Man Grabbed Children By Necks, Charged With Strangulation

    Shelton Police: Man Grabbed Children By Necks, Charged With Strangulation

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man faces strangulation charges after two children said he grabbed them by their necks last week, police said.Robert Hoha Jr., 39, was arrested July 21 and charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of strangulation, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of third-degree assault, police said.He was held on $100,000 bond and was ...

  8. Police: Unlocked $51,000 Car Goes Missing In Fairfield

    Police: Unlocked $51,000 Car Goes Missing In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Thieves made off with a $51,000 car that was left unlocked with the keys inside on Riverside Drive, police said.The victim told police the 2015 Mercedes C300 was stolen between 11:30 p.m. July 23 and 8 a.m. July 24.It contained his wallet and credit cards, one of which was used to rack up a $30 bill at a Waterbury McDonald’s, police said.In related news, a bike thief ...

  9. Fairfield Police: Teen Stole Truck Left Running Outside Convenience Store

    Fairfield Police: Teen Stole Truck Left Running Outside Convenience Store

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A homeless teen has been arrested for stealing a truck left running outside a convenience store while the owner ran in for a cup of coffee in April, police said.Luis Santos, 18, was charged with first-degree larceny in the April 5 incident. He was arrested while in court on another matter.The victim told officers he left his black Ford F150 running outside the ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Blood Stains Link Bridgeport Man To 2016 Burglary

    Fairfield Police: Blood Stains Link Bridgeport Man To 2016 Burglary

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was held on $50,000 bond after Fairfield police used DNA evidence to link him to a November 2016 burglary, police said.Geraldo Garcia, 52, of Clinton Avenue, was charged with third-degree burglary Friday while he was in court on another matter, police said.Officers called to a suspected burglary at a Kings Highway East home found blood that matched ...

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