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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. Mobi-Mats Improve Beach Access At Stratford's Short Beach

    Mobi-Mats Improve Beach Access At Stratford's Short Beach

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A day at the beach just got a whole lot easier for Stratford residents who use wheelchairs and strollers.On Aug. 20, the Short Beach Park Commission and Friends of Short Beach will unveil new Mobi-mat beach access mats that allow people who would otherwise have difficulty maneuvering in the sand to stroll down to the shore with ease.The park commission started the ...

  2. Solar Carports Should Be Ready At Fairfield Ludlowe At Start Of School Year

    Solar Carports Should Be Ready At Fairfield Ludlowe At Start Of School Year

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Work on the new solar carports at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is coming along and is expected to be completed by the time students return to class.The town expects to save about $1.2 million and generate about two-thirds of the energy needed to run Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde High School by constructing the solar carports at each of the two schools, according to a ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield motorist who hit a bicyclist and fled the scene Tuesday was arrested and charged with driving drunk, police said.Barry Podber, 77, of Pierce Street, was charged with evading responsibility and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, police said.The bicyclist, who was not identified, sustained several injuries and was transported to Bridgeport ...

  4. Fairfield Responds To State Financial Woes By Cutting Library Hours

    Fairfield Responds To State Financial Woes By Cutting Library Hours

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Public Library announced reduced hours effective Aug. 14 in response to reduced staff and the lack of a state budget.Both the main library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library will be closed Sundays until further notice and hours are reduced on some other days.An announcement from First Selectman Mike Tetreau and interim Town Library Nancy Coriaty said the ...

  5. Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford’s own Saugatuck Kitchens is in the running for a national appetizer award on the TV shopping channel QVC.The family-owned company, which will be featured on QVC from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, is encouraging fans and customers to vote for its 36-piece Mini Brioche & Chicken Pot Pie. The company will launch its spring roll collection during ...

  6. Bridgeport Cops: Second Suspect Arrested In Fatal April Attack

    Bridgeport Cops: Second Suspect Arrested In Fatal April Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport officers on Tuesday arrested a second person in connection with the April 30 death of Victor Diaz, police said.Latrel Baker, 20, of Burnsford Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree manslaughter early Tuesday morning, police said.On April 27, police responded to St. Vincent’s Medical Center on a report of an assault. According to witnesses, Diaz, ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Thief Steals Drawer Full Of Drawers At Victoria's Secret

    Fairfield Police: Thief Steals Drawer Full Of Drawers At Victoria's Secret

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A thief made off with more than $3,300 in pilfered panties at Victoria’s Secret Saturday evening, police said.Employees of the Post Road lingerie shop said someone stole an entire drawer of Very Sexy Cheeky Victoria’s Secret panties, valued at $3,335, sometime between 6 and 7 p.m., police said.The theft is under investigation.

  8. Westport Cops: State Police K-9 Links Willimantic Man To Stolen Car

    Westport Cops: State Police K-9 Links Willimantic Man To Stolen Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Willimantic man found running on Post Road East early Saturday morning was arrested when he was linked to a stolen car found nearby, police said.James Daley, 24, of Valley Street, was charged with third-degree and sixth-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools and credit card theft, police said.Around 6 a.m., an officer spotted a dark car sitting in the middle of ...

  9. Fairfield Police: Fairfield Woman Hid From Police After Early Morning Crash

    Fairfield Police: Fairfield Woman Hid From Police After Early Morning Crash

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers investigating a serious single-car crash early Saturday morning searched for 45 minutes before they found the driver hiding near Fairfield Woods Library, police said.Neighbors reported a 2016 GMC Terrain hit a Burrows Road utility pole around 2:45 a.m., police said. The heavily damaged car was lying on its side near the broken pole. Police found the driver, a ...

  10. Fairfield Cops: Neighbor's Rant Scares Off Would-Be Bike Thieves

    Fairfield Cops: Neighbor's Rant Scares Off Would-Be Bike Thieves

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Shoreham Village Drive neighbors took matters into their own hands Friday evening when one saw three young teens steal another’s bike, police said.Around 6 p.m., one woman saw the three kids, who appeared to be around 13, drop a small bike on a neighbor’s lawn and make off with an orange Mongoose bike valued at $275, police said.She called a third neighbor, who was ...

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