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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. Funky Post Road Boutique Packs Up Shop In Fairfield

    Funky Post Road Boutique Packs Up Shop In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — After five years of offering unique gifts and clothing from around the world, Lib DeNure is closing the doors of Hazel Daze for good.“I want to thank all my customers from the bottom of my heart for your support and love,” the personable owner wrote on the Post Road shop’s Facebook page. “I am on to new adventures, but will miss you all!”Hazel Daze in Fairfield is in ...

  2. FedEx Business Grant Would Be A Jewel For Bridgeport Entrepreneur

    FedEx Business Grant Would Be A Jewel For Bridgeport Entrepreneur

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport entrepreneur hopes a grant contest from FedEx will be the key to helping her hone her business skills and make her fledgling jewelry company soar.Jenn Skiba, the creative mind behind Seaduced Sea Glass, is looking for votes in the FedEx Small Business Grant contest running now through April 5 online.Top vote winners will receive one of 10 small business ...

  3. Thieves Steal Car's Hatchback, Handbag In Southport Parking Lot

    Thieves Steal Car's Hatchback, Handbag In Southport Parking Lot

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman who parked in a Southport parking lot Friday morning came back to find her car’s rear hatchback was missing, Fairfield police said.And she wasn’t alone: A second woman parked in the lot returned to find her passenger window smashed and her purse gone, police said.The first victim parked her car in the Pequot Avenue lot near the Pequot Library around 7:45 a.m., ...

  4. Police: Fairfield Man Made False 911 Calls To Hide Cheating From Girlfriend

    Police: Fairfield Man Made False 911 Calls To Hide Cheating From Girlfriend

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Southport man made two false 911 calls early Monday in an attempt to give himself an alibi for cheating on his girlfriend, police said.Police said Christopher Lynch, 26, of Mill Hill Road, called 911 to report he had been mugged at the Fairfield Metro train station. He said he would meet police at the Cumberland Farms on Kings Highway East to discuss the matter.Four ...

  5. Fairfield Police: Woman Left Stranded Along I-95 After Domestic Assault

    Fairfield Police: Woman Left Stranded Along I-95 After Domestic Assault

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 24-year-old New Haven woman was struck in the face and forcibly removed from her car on I-95 when she got in a fight with her boyfriend about driving to his home in New Jersey on Saturday morning, police said.Police said the woman, who was bleeding from the mouth, sought help at Coromandel restaurant, which is just off the exit.Before officers arrived, the boyfriend ...

  6. Bills For Bras: Fairfield Police Solve Victoria's Secret Scam

    Bills For Bras: Fairfield Police Solve Victoria's Secret Scam

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s not a secret anymore: Officers who staked out Victoria’s Secret believe they have caught the young men who have been passing counterfeit bills at the downtown lingerie shop since January, Fairfield police said Monday.A store manager called police because she believed one of the culprits was in the store Saturday around 5 p.m., police said.Officers arrived and ...

  7. Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 56-year-old Bridgeport man dining at Tazza on Friday evening got more than he bargained for when he reached for his wallet — and shot himself in the buttocks, police said.The man, who has a valid carry permit, was eating dinner with family at about 8:30 p.m. when he accidentally discharged the firearm he was carrying, police said.The casing got stuck in the gun and ...

  8. Bridgeport Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Fairfield

    Bridgeport Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces several motor vehicle charges after leading officers on a brief chase near Sky Hookah Lounge in February.Officers on patrol near the Kings Highway East lounge on Feb. 18 noticed a grey Nissan Altima, which has been seen at the hookah lounge many times, drive by with a flat tire around 10:15 a.m. Friday, police said.When the officer tried to stop ...

  9. Bronx Man Who Cashed Bad Check Arrested Two Years Later In Fairfield

    Bronx Man Who Cashed Bad Check Arrested Two Years Later In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police caught up to a Bronx, N.Y. man nearly two years after they say he cashed a fake check from a Fairfield senior home care agency.Kevin Bowles, 21, of Erdman Place, was charged with third-degree larceny and second-degree forgery in the incident, which was first reported on April 22, 2015, police said.Bristol police stopped Bowles on another matter Sunday and ...

  10. Man, 22, Arrested With Loose Pills Outside Fairfield Elementary School

    Man, 22, Arrested With Loose Pills Outside Fairfield Elementary School

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested early Monday when he was found with loose prescription pills after a concerned neighbor called police to report possible drug use and sales near Mill Hill School, police said.A resident called to report several suspicious individuals in a gray truck parked near the school, police said. When officers arrived shortly after 1 a.m., they ...

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