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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. Bridgeport Artist To Take Top Honors At Star-Studded Awards Ceremony

    Bridgeport Artist To Take Top Honors At Star-Studded Awards Ceremony

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An award-winning Bridgeport artist will have another feather in her cap come June. Shanna Melton is the 2017 winner of the Arts & Culture Empowerment Artist Award from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.The awards, a celebration of individuals, organizations and businesses who have made significant contributions to the Fairfield County community through ...

  2. Fairfield Police Charge Milford Man With Assault On Girlfriend, Client

    Fairfield Police Charge Milford Man With Assault On Girlfriend, Client

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Milford man was arrested for assault after he confronted his girlfriend and a man she said was a business client in her car Sunday, punching each of them, police said.John Dacruz, 48, of Foran Road, was charged with third-degree assault and two counts of breach of peace in the incident, which took place around 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside Little Pub ...

  3. Fairfield Man Faces DUI Charge After Rolling Car Down Embankment

    Fairfield Man Faces DUI Charge After Rolling Car Down Embankment

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man faces drunken driving charges after he rolled his car down a short embankment on North Benson Road April 21, police said.A homeowner called 911 around 10:30 p.m., when a car traveling north on North Benson failed to navigate a sharp right curve near Pheasant Lane, jumping the curb and rolling down the hill next to a home.The car, driven by William ...

  4. Fairfield Cops: Bridgeport Trio Nabbed In At Least Eight Car Break-Ins

    Fairfield Cops: Bridgeport Trio Nabbed In At Least Eight Car Break-Ins

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Three Bridgeport teens, who were walking in the rain carrying a stolen laptop, iPhone, several gift cards, phone chargers and change, were arrested early Saturday for breaking into at least eight cars overnight, police said.An officer stopped the trio around 4:22 a.m. near Fairfield Woods Road and Melville Avenue. They told the officer they were from Bridgeport and ...

  5. Fairfield Cops: Norwalk Man Violating Protective Order Had Cocaine, Pot

    Fairfield Cops: Norwalk Man Violating Protective Order Had Cocaine, Pot

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Norwalk man was arrested for violating a protective order early Saturday, when he was found with his ex-girlfriend — and cocaine and marijuana — in a darkened car in a restaurant parking lot, police said.David Luis Rosales, 23, of Cliff Street, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance or less than four ounces of marijuana and ...

  6. Mouthwatering Long Dogs: Cricket Car Hop Nears Completion In Stratford

    Mouthwatering Long Dogs: Cricket Car Hop Nears Completion In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It looks like it won’t be a long time before the long dogs will be flying out the drive-thru window at the new Cricket Car Hop.The owners say they hope to open the brand new restaurant — a close replica of the beloved original that was once down the street — in late May or early June.And it can’t come soon enough for die-hard fans. Cricket Car Hop’s official Facebook ...

  7. Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide In Stratford

    Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Thomas Brennan rammed a digging tool into the mushy sands of low tide at Stratford Point Friday.“I’ve dug a lot…a lot,” the eighth-grader said, braving the nippy winds in just a T-shirt. “It gives back to the environment.”Brennan, who goes to Unquowa School in Fairfield, was one of about 130 students who turned out to help a team from Sacred Heart University plant a ...

  8. Free Flora: Westport Celebrates Arbor Day With Saplings

    Free Flora: Westport Celebrates Arbor Day With Saplings

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Calling all tree huggers: Westport will celebrate Arbor Day in style, handing out free saplings to residents who’d like a little more flora dotting their lawns.Just show up between 2 and 5 p.m. at Town Hall on April 25 and go home with a tree sapling and the planting instructions to get you started.This is the fourth year the Westport Tree Board has given away trees on ...

  9. 30 Years Later: Bridgeport To Remember L'Ambiance Plaza Victims Monday

    30 Years Later: Bridgeport To Remember L'Ambiance Plaza Victims Monday

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Families along with city and union officials will mark the 30th anniversary of the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse with thoughts and prayers outside City Hall and the laying of a wreath at the Golden Hill Street memorial to the 28 victims of the tragedy.The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace.L'Ambiance Plaza was a 16-story residential ...

  10. From Sniper To 'Sexually Speaking': The Dr. Ruth Story On Stratford Stage

    From Sniper To 'Sexually Speaking': The Dr. Ruth Story On Stratford Stage

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Everyone remembers Dr. Ruth, the pint-sized purveyor of frank sex talk who became an unlikely star of radio and television in the 1980s.But do you know how she got there?Square One Theatre Company will conclude its 27th season with Mark St. Germain’s “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” an illuminating look at a backstory most fans have probably never known.Born in Karlstadt, ...

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