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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. Fairfield Police Strike Oil In Suspects' Van

    Fairfield Police Strike Oil In Suspects' Van

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two men in a van filled with tanks of used cooking oil were arrested early Saturday morning when they were spotted acting suspiciously outside a Japanese restaurant in Fairfield, police said.Alexis Ferreira-Germosen, 30, of Yonkers, N.Y., and Joslin Rafael Ramirez-Bacilio, 37, of Union City, N.J., were each charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and ...

  2. Syrian Refugee Families Make Their Way To Bridgeport

    Syrian Refugee Families Make Their Way To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Syrian refugee Farida Alfaawri and her four children only had three hours’ notice to gather their things and board a plane from Jordan to New York City Monday.But they didn’t mind.After being told four days before that they couldn’t come to America at all because of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the family, who have spent four uncertain years as refugees, were ...

  3. Reggae Fave Brings Birthday Bash To Fairfield Theatre Company

    Reggae Fave Brings Birthday Bash To Fairfield Theatre Company

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Local reggae hero Mystic Bowie plans to spend his birthday at home — his musical home, that is. The magnetic performer will take to the stage at Fairfield Theatre Company Saturday for his annual Mystic Bowie/Bob Marley Birthday Bash, an evening dedicated solely to the music of the two singers, whose birthdays are two days apart.“I do consider FTC my musical home,” ...

  4. First State Legal Incubator Helps Greater Bridgeport Abuse Victims

    First State Legal Incubator Helps Greater Bridgeport Abuse Victims

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The U.S. Department of Justice says domestic abuse victims return to their abusers an estimated seven to 10 times before making a clean break, in large part because they lack the legal support to be able to leave.The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) hopes to put a dent in that number this week by opening Connecticut’s first legal incubator. The Justice Legal Center ...

  5. Handmade Market Takes Its Show On The Road In Shelton

    Handmade Market Takes Its Show On The Road In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. -- Celebrate Shelton’s popular Handmade Market will have a change of scenery this weekend. Usually held in the Conti Building downtown, the first Downtown Handmade Market…Around Town will take place Feb. 11 and 12 at the Valley United Way, 54 Grove St.This special market will focus on shopping local and giving local as Celebrate Shelton encourages attendees to make a ...

  6. Police: Suspect In Several Fairfield County Robberies Nabbed In Shelton

    Police: Suspect In Several Fairfield County Robberies Nabbed In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. —A Milford man suspected in several Fairfield County robberies was arrested Tuesday in Shelton after an armed robbery at the Subway restaurant on River Road, police said.James Karpicky, 35, was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny in the incident, police said. He was held on $75,000 bond.A female employee at the restaurant told officers that a man ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Wallet Thief Goes On $3,800 Spree At Trumbull Mall

    Fairfield Police: Wallet Thief Goes On $3,800 Spree At Trumbull Mall

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested Feb. 3 on charges of stealing a Fairfield man’s wallet and racking up more than $3,800 in charges to the victim’s credit card at the Westfield Trumbull mall, police said Monday.Tyler Wesley Johnson, 24, of Parrot Avenue, was charged with third-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, receiving goods/services obtained illegally, ...

  8. Fairfield Cops: Woman, 56, Charged With Stealing Justin Bieber Perfume

    Fairfield Cops: Woman, 56, Charged With Stealing Justin Bieber Perfume

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 56-year-old Fairfield woman was arrested after she allegedly stole five bottles of fragrance, including selections from the Justin Bieber collection, from the CVS on Black Rock Turnpike, police said.Diane Marie Surat, of Trefoil Court, was charged with sixth-degree larceny Feb. 3, after she left the store with the bottles, valued at $89.95, police said. Store ...

  9. Fairfield Police: Speeding Truck Hits Car, Rocks, House At Beach

    Fairfield Police: Speeding Truck Hits Car, Rocks, House At Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield University student speeding down Fairfield Beach Road shortly after the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday night lost control of his truck, hitting a parked car and some large rocks before striking the front of a house, demolishing its front stairs, police said.The crash happened just minutes before dozens of students spilled into the narrow street, which has ...

  10. Girl, 4, Recovering After Being Hit By Car At Tomlinson School In Fairfield

    Girl, 4, Recovering After Being Hit By Car At Tomlinson School In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 4-year-old Fairfield girl spent the night at Bridgeport Hospital after she was hit by a car driven by a 76-year-old Norwalk man at Tomlinson Middle School on Saturday afternoon, Fairfield police said.The child suffered abrasions and was kept for testing and observation, but she did not have a head injury or any broken bones, police said.At about 4:20 p.m., the ...

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