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

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  1. NBC Sports Exec From Westport Offers Behind-the-Scenes Peek At Olympics

    NBC Sports Exec From Westport Offers Behind-the-Scenes Peek At Olympics

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Counting the days until the 2018 Winter Olympics?Get a behind-the-scenes peek at all the festivities on Jan. 25 when broadcaster Rob Simmelkjaer, senior vice president of NBC Sports Ventures, speaks about his experiences at the games at Fairfield Museum and History Center.The Westport resident will present “Backstage at the Olympics with NBC” through the museum’s 2018 ...

  2. Shall We Dance? Center For Ballroom And More To Open In Fairfield

    Shall We Dance? Center For Ballroom And More To Open In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Dance fans can learn a few new moves at Ballroom Dancesport Center, a new fitness option opening in Fairfield on Saturday, Jan. 13.The grand opening festivities at Sportsplex Suite R will include demonstrations and performances from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an official ribbon cutting with First Selectman Mike Tetreau at 2 p.m.“Ballroom dancing enriches life in so ...

  3. Dinner & A Show: Westport Chamber Series Makes Date Night A Cinch

    Dinner & A Show: Westport Chamber Series Makes Date Night A Cinch

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce has announced Supper & Soul, a new dinner and concert series that takes the guesswork out of date night.The series kicks off Saturday, Jan. 27 with a concert by Dana Fuchs and a three-course meal at one of five popular downtown restaurants.Here’s how it works: Participants buy a single ticket that covers both the 6 p.m. meal ...

  4. Have You Seen Him? Bridgeport Police Seek Teen In October Homicide

    Have You Seen Him? Bridgeport Police Seek Teen In October Homicide

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a 17-year-old who is the suspect in an October homicide.The Fugitive Task Force has an arrest warrant for Jahmari “Wack” Cooper, who they hope to charge in the fatal shooting of Jeri “Racks” Kollock on Oct. 11, police said.Kollock was the victim of a robbery at around 4:30 p.m. in the stairwell of Building 1 of ...

  5. Amur Tiger Twins Meet The Press At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo

    Amur Tiger Twins Meet The Press At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The twin tiger cubs staffers at the Beardsley Zoo have been hand rearing since November made their media debut Thursday.The nearly seven-week-old girls — Zeya and Reka — mewed and sat together, curiously peering out at a gaggle of newspaper and TV reporters and cameras.“This is their first time out with people,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “We’re expecting them ...

  6. Now Hiring: Ulta Beauty Getting Closer To Opening In Westport

    Now Hiring: Ulta Beauty Getting Closer To Opening In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Construction continues at 1365 Post Road East, where workers are transforming the former Anthropologie into a sprawling new Ulta Beauty.Posters on the building show the company is already touting job opportunities at ulta.com/careers.Slated to open in Westport later this year, Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. and a destination for cosmetics, ...

  7. Westport Police: Woman Resisted Arrest In Hit & Run With Injuries

    Westport Police: Woman Resisted Arrest In Hit & Run With Injuries

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport woman was arrested Jan. 5 after she left the scene of an accident and then resisted arrest, police said.Victoria Lieber, 44, of Cranbury Road, was charged with evading responsibility, restricted turn and interfering with an officer, police said.Around 4:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wilton Road and Newtown Turnpike on a report of a ...

  8. State Bomb Squad Called To Disarm Grenade Tossed In Trash in Stratford

    State Bomb Squad Called To Disarm Grenade Tossed In Trash in Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Police disarmed a WWI or WWII hand grenade that appeared to have been tossed into a Garfield Avenue home’s trash and wound up at the town’s waste management facility.On Thursday, employees at the transfer station alerted police that they had found the grenade, prompting a visit from the State Police Bomb Squad, police said.State officers disarmed the explosive and ...

  9. Thomas W. McGillicuddy, Fairfield Prep's First Lay Principal, Dies At 83

    Thomas W. McGillicuddy, Fairfield Prep's First Lay Principal, Dies At 83

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Thomas W. McGillicuddy, a longtime teacher and administrator at Fairfield College Preparatory School, passed away peacefully Jan. 4 at Bridgeport Hospital with his family by his side. He was 83.Born in Worcester, Mass., on May 6, 1934, McGillicuddy graduated from The College of the Holy Cross before beginning his more than 42-year career at Fairfield Prep. Joining the ...

  10. Police: Ansonia Man Charged In Two Shelton Burglaries

    Police: Ansonia Man Charged In Two Shelton Burglaries

    SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton police on Wednesday arrested an Ansonia man in connection with two burglaries in the fall of 2017.Andre Genest, 28, was arrested in Derby Superior Court, where he was appearing on an unrelated matter, police said.The Shelton burglaries occurred in August and September. Shelton officers quickly developed Genest as a suspect and were able to link him to the ...

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