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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Murphy Tells Shelton Workers: I'll Work With Trump To Protect Manufacturing

    Murphy Tells Shelton Workers: I'll Work With Trump To Protect Manufacturing

    SHELTON, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told employees at a Shelton manufacturing company he hopes to meet with President Donald Trump soon to discuss closing loopholes in the Buy American law to protect jobs and national security.Though he’s received national attention for opposing some of Trump’s executive orders and cabinet nominees, Murphy said Friday in Shelton that not ...

  2. Hit The 'Ice!' Ticket Sales Open For Skating On Sherman Green In Fairfield

    Hit The 'Ice!' Ticket Sales Open For Skating On Sherman Green In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 3, for 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 ...

  3. Fairfield Woman Turns Into A Tireless Anti-Trump Dynamo

    Fairfield Woman Turns Into A Tireless Anti-Trump Dynamo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — To say Lisa Boyne is energized — and more than a little enraged — by Donald J. Trump’s presidency is an understatement.Boyne — who organized the Women’s March for Connecticut, drawing an estimated 5,000 like-minded people to a Jan. 21 rally in Stamford — says she’s not resting on her laurels because she believes the country’s values are under attack.“I’ve never done ...

  4. Ex-Forbes Exec Charged With Road Rage In School Bus Incident In Fairfield

    Ex-Forbes Exec Charged With Road Rage In School Bus Incident In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The former president and publisher of Forbes magazine was arrested on “road rage” charges after he attempted to argue with a school bus driver letting off elementary school-age children four days before Christmas in Fairfield, police said.James Berrien, 64, of Sturges Highway, Westport, turned himself in to police on Jan. 31. He was charged with breach of peace and ...

  5. Prairie Dog Beardsley Bart Says Winter's Days Are Numbered In Bridgeport

    Prairie Dog Beardsley Bart Says Winter's Days Are Numbered In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — While Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this Groundhog Day, Beardsley Bart, Bridgeport’s own prognosticating prairie dog, didn’t, signaling winter’s days are numbered.“Spring is coming to Bridgeport!” said a top-hatted Mayor Joe Ganim, standing amid the prairie dog burrows at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo early Thursday morning.While he’s not an actual groundhog — and ...

  6. Fairfield Police Investigate Overnight Burglaries At Pepe's, Star Towing

    Fairfield Police Investigate Overnight Burglaries At Pepe's, Star Towing

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police were investigating two overnight break-ins at local businesses that appear to involve the same suspect.Shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to an alarm at Star Towing and gas station on Jennings Road, police said. They found the front door glass shattered but still in place, police said.A review of surveillance video shot a few ...

  7. New West End Complex At Gramophone Site May Bring New Life To Bridgeport

    New West End Complex At Gramophone Site May Bring New Life To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Given its location between I-95 and the Metro-North tracks, the former American Gramophone Co. complex gives thousands of passersby an indelible impression of Bridgeport’s prosperous past gone vacant and blighted over the last three decades.On Tuesday, city leaders gathered to break ground on a project they hope will be the first step toward changing that ...

  8. Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Man Caught With More Than Three Pounds of PCP

    Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Man Caught With More Than Three Pounds of PCP

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested in Fairfield after he was found in possession of more than three pounds of PCP Monday, police said. Giraud Dickson, 33, of Barnum Avenue, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, police said.The Fairfield Police Detectives Bureau intercepted a parcel containing ...

  9. Bridgeport Crowd Vows 'Continuous Struggle' Against New Immigration Rules

    Bridgeport Crowd Vows 'Continuous Struggle' Against New Immigration Rules

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — More than 100 people converged on chill McLevy Green Monday evening, vowing to fight against President Donald Trump’s executive order severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim countries.“Mr. President believes he owns the country like another (piece of) real estate he owns,” Fairfield University professor Ahmed Ebrahim said to cheers from the diverse crowd. ...

  10. 'Love Is All Around' Mary Tyler Moore's Final Resting Place in Fairfield

    'Love Is All Around' Mary Tyler Moore's Final Resting Place in Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A steady stream of Mary Tyler Moore fans made a pilgrimage to Oak Lawn Cemetery on Monday to pay their respects to the iconic actress and producer who was laid to rest there Sunday.“I grew up watching Mary Tyler Moore,” said Liz Zarrilli of Fairfield. “She’s my idol. I loved her effervesce, her vitality, the path that she led for women in this world.”Moore, 80, died ...

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