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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Home Is Where The Heart Is For Volunteer, 90, At Fairfield County Habitat

    Home Is Where The Heart Is For Volunteer, 90, At Fairfield County Habitat

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Betty McPherson loves volunteering at Habitat for Humanity so much, she even showed up recently on her birthday — her 90th birthday.McPherson, who has volunteered at the Coastal Fairfield County offices for nearly 30 years, is matter-of-fact when asked why she continues her service to others into her 10th decade.“It keeps me young,” she said. “It keeps me going. It ...

  9. Eat And Run: Food Trucks May Dish Up Fare At Fairfield Metro Train Station

    Eat And Run: Food Trucks May Dish Up Fare At Fairfield Metro Train Station

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Six food truck merchants showed up at the Fairfield Metro train station Wednesday, eager to hear more about the state’s proposal to allow one or more vendors to operate in the parking lot beginning this spring.“I think it would be great,” said Aaron Hagel of Best Food Fast, which serves up a full line of goodies in spots across Bridgeport. “We’re definitely excited ...

  10. Stratford Man Held In Christmas Day Assault On Woman In Fairfield

    Stratford Man Held In Christmas Day Assault On Woman In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Stratford man was arrested and held on $50,000 bond Friday, after he pushed a woman who had a protective order against him on Christmas Day, police said.Police said the woman took her three young children to a Fairfield home and the man, Dana Henry Muratori, 41, happened to be there. The two had a verbal fight and the woman said he pushed her and she fell over a ...

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