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

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  1. Diver From Bridgeport Will Reveal Secrets From The Deep At Scuba Seminar

    Diver From Bridgeport Will Reveal Secrets From The Deep At Scuba Seminar

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Anyone who thinks scuba diving is a sport best done in Aruba or along the Great Barrier Reef should have a little chat with Denis Habza.Scuba certified since 2006, the Black Rock resident has made a side career of hunting through the dark depths of Long Island Sound, creating fascinating videos for a growing audience of landlubbers who want to know just what’s ...

  2. Bottoms Up: Jones Winery In Shelton Reopens For Tastings This Weekend

    Bottoms Up: Jones Winery In Shelton Reopens For Tastings This Weekend

    SHELTON, Conn. — The folks at Jones Family Farms have decided to welcome spring a little early, opening the doors to their award-winning winery this Friday, a month ahead of tradition.Located in a renovated historic dairy barn, the Jones Winery Tasting Room will be offering tastings of an assortment of their wines on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It will be ...

  3. The Creative Juices Are Flowing At Replenish Of Bridgeport

    The Creative Juices Are Flowing At Replenish Of Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — When Chiagoziem Nnodum first started working on his Black Rock juice bar in January 2016, he figured he would be up and running by summer.Try Feb. 15, 2017, instead.“It’s not as easy as it looks,” the Bridgeport native said of opening a new business.But the wait has been worth it for Nnodum and his business partner, Fritz Africot, also of Bridgeport. Together they’re ...

  4. Bridgeport Startup Seeks To Create 'Artificial' Business Advisor

    Bridgeport Startup Seeks To Create 'Artificial' Business Advisor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport startup hopes that today is the day it becomes the first-ever Artificial Intelligence application in history to be 100 percent funded within 24 hours. At 12:01 a.m., HelpGrowUSA, which is run out of a former firehouse on Clarence Street, officially launched its Kickstarter page seeking $15,000 for the project. “Our goal is pioneering how AI will grow ...

  5. Doggone! Fairfield Man Fetches, Returns Old Navy Canine Mannequin

    Doggone! Fairfield Man Fetches, Returns Old Navy Canine Mannequin

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Old Navy customer had some explaining to do Saturday after he walked out of the Black Rock Turnpike store with his purchases— and one of the store’s dog mannequins, Fairfield police said.Officers were called to the store after the 30-year-old Beach Road man, a known customer to store staff, left with the plastic pooch shortly before 3 p.m.After finding the man’s ...

  6. Fairfield Cops: Kohl's Worker Tried To Steal $1,367 Through Fake Returns

    Fairfield Cops: Kohl's Worker Tried To Steal $1,367 Through Fake Returns

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Kohl’s employee was arrested Friday after she tried to scam the Tunxis Hill Road store out of about $1,367 by making fake returns, Fairfield police said. Store management called police Friday to report they had an employee in custody for thefts that had occurred over the past few months, police said. They accused Merari Rosario, 41, of Oakview Circle, Bridgeport, of ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Man Picked A Fight At Child's Birthday Party

    Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Man Picked A Fight At Child's Birthday Party

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who got in a physical altercation with a Bridgeport woman at their son’s birthday party turned himself in to Fairfield police Friday, police said.Keenen Garvin, 26, of Houston Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree unlawful restraint in the Jan. 15 incident at Our Backyard Play Place on Villa Avenue, police said.The victim told ...

  8. Fairfield Cops: Mom Leaves 6-Year-Old In Car To Shop At BJ's

    Fairfield Cops: Mom Leaves 6-Year-Old In Car To Shop At BJ's

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Mill Hill Terrace woman was arrested Saturday after she left her 6-year-old daughter unattended in a Mercedes while she went shopping at BJ’s in Fairfield, police said.Naida Muratbekova, 38, was charged with leaving a child unsupervised, police said. She was released on a promise to appear in court on March 6. A concerned citizen called police when she noticed the ...

  9. Fairfield Cops: Man Faces Drugs, Weapons Charges In Two Warrant Arrests

    Fairfield Cops: Man Faces Drugs, Weapons Charges In Two Warrant Arrests

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man faces multiple charges, including two counts of driving under the influence, after he was arrested Friday in connection with two incidents in 2016, police said.At around 8 p.m. on Sept. 5, an employee at The Wash Tub on Tunxis Hill Road reported an unconscious man in a running car in the parking lot, police said.When officers arrived, they awoke the ...

  10. Soul Legend Joins Musical Forces With Teen Guitar Phenom For Fairfield Show

    Soul Legend Joins Musical Forces With Teen Guitar Phenom For Fairfield Show

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Esteemed music critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts once called Grayson Hugh “the greatest singer-songwriter you just may not have heard.”You can change that March 11 when the acclaimed Danbury-based musician and his band, The Moon Hawks, and Redding teenage guitar phenom Bobby Paltauf bring their Rock & Soul Explosion to the Fairfield Theatre Company. ...

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