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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. CT Against Gun Violence Hosts Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas

    CT Against Gun Violence Hosts Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — About 100 people gathered in Fairfield Wednesday night to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.Organized by CT Against Gun Violence, the vigil began at 7:30 p.m. outside the organization’s Old Post Road office.Fifty-eight were killed and nearly 500 injured in the massacre, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.“Right now Congress is considering two bills ...

  2. Bridgeport Police: Norwalk Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting Of Bridgeport Man

    Bridgeport Police: Norwalk Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting Of Bridgeport Man

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police on Thursday arrested a Norwalk man they say shot and killed a man in an ongoing feud with members of a local street gang.David Shavers, 22, was charged with the murder of Cadell Moore and is being held $750,000 bond, police said.On the morning of Aug. 24, Shavers drove to Sixth Street and opened fire on a group sitting on a home porch, police said.Moore was ...

  3. Money For Metro: Fairfield Wins State Grant For Transit-Oriented Planning

    Money For Metro: Fairfield Wins State Grant For Transit-Oriented Planning

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Town leaders hope to create a vision for future development around the Fairfield Metro train station, thanks to a $200,000 state planning grant.The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management gave Fairfield the grant to look into options in the Commerce Drive area.“Since its opening, Fairfield has made steady progress in capitalizing on the center’s potential as an ...

  4. Hear Gunshots? It's Probably Police Training In Fairfield

    Hear Gunshots? It's Probably Police Training In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield Police Department on Wednesday announced residents may hear gunshots over the next couple of weeks as they conduct firearms training at a shooting range in the Hoyden’s Hill Road area.Gunshots may be heard intermittently between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.Shots have been heard from as far away as the intersection of Fairfield Woods and Stratfield ...

  5. Survivors Encourage Support For Annual Breast Cancer Walk In Bridgeport

    Survivors Encourage Support For Annual Breast Cancer Walk In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport city officials, survivors and their supporters gathered Tuesday to kick off the second annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, encouraging others to participate in and donate to the fundraiser.The American Cancer Society will host the two-mile walk through Seaside Park at 10 a.m., Oct. 22.City Council members Denise Taylor-Moye and Michelle ...

  6. Bridgeport Film Festival Shines Spotlight On City Preservation & Planning

    Bridgeport Film Festival Shines Spotlight On City Preservation & Planning

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A two-day film festival featuring eight films and conversations about how ordinary citizens can shape a city’s future will be held Oct. 12 and 15 at the Bijou Theatre.The feature film, “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,” highlights Jane Jacobs, an urbanist and activist whose writings and advocacy championed community preservation in city planning, something of ...

  7. Beardsley Zoo Invites Winged Ones To Check In At Its New Bug Hotel & Garden

    Beardsley Zoo Invites Winged Ones To Check In At Its New Bug Hotel & Garden

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Beardsley Zoo visitors are all a-flutter— thanks to a new butterfly garden and bug hotel installed by a longtime zoo patron.Brimming with butterfly bushes, salvia, asters and Black-Eyed Susans, the garden has something for every winged wonder from caterpillars through adults. The species were also planted with an eye to attracting other pollinators, such as honey ...

  8. Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Planned For Fairfield

    Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Planned For Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — CT Against Gun Violence will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.The vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. outside the organization’s Fairfield office, 739 Old Post Road.Fifty-nine were killed and more than 500 injured in the massacre, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.“Right now Congress is considering two bills that will ...

  9. Fairfield Cops: Ex-Con Shoplifter Tries To Flee In Strangers' Cars

    Fairfield Cops: Ex-Con Shoplifter Tries To Flee In Strangers' Cars

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Stratford woman with prior convictions for armed robbery and burglary was arrested Friday after she attempted to steal jewelry from a Tunxis Hill department store, police said.A Kohl’s loss prevention officer called Fairfield police shortly before 4 p.m. to report a larceny in progress, police said.He said he saw Heather Andreucci, 34, of South Avenue, choose pieces ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Woman Says She Trespassed For Favorite Smokes

    Fairfield Police: Woman Says She Trespassed For Favorite Smokes

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield woman was arrested for trespassing Saturday after she went to a store she’d been warned to stay away from because they carry the brand of cigarettes she likes, police said.Barbara Grant, 39, of Katona Drive, was charged with first-degree criminal trespass at Mobil On The Run on Black Rock Turnpike around 5:30 p.m., police said.Grant has been warned not to ...

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