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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. Westport's Bravest Swear In Five New Firefighters

    Westport's Bravest Swear In Five New Firefighters

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The ranks of Westport’s bravest swelled a little Friday, as First Selectman James Marpe swore in five new firefighters.Francis Oldham of Bethel, Joshua Taylor of New Fairfield, Andrew Ponticiello of Mamaroneck, N.Y., Vincent DelVecchio of Stratford and Robert Wargo of Hamden all took the oath in an afternoon ceremony before family, friends and fellow fire personnel at ...

  2. Police Bust Large-Scale Drug Trafficker With 400 Bags Of Heroin In Norwalk

    Police Bust Large-Scale Drug Trafficker With 400 Bags Of Heroin In Norwalk

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A “large-scale” Fairfield County drug trafficker was behind bars Friday, after police found 400 bags of high-grade heroin, hundreds of grams of crack-cocaine and cocaine, body armor and more than $18,000 in cash in his possession, police said.Clark Thomas, 48, of Tuckahoe Drive, Shelton, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of ...

  3. Actor Denis Leary's Largesse Spells New Fire Safety Truck For Bridgeport

    Actor Denis Leary's Largesse Spells New Fire Safety Truck For Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In 2000, actor Denis Leary started The Leary Firefighters Foundation after a tragic Worcester, Mass., fire killed his cousin, a childhood friend and four others.On Thursday, the Bridgeport Fire Department was the beneficiary of the foundation’s longtime largesse — this time in the form of a much-needed fire safety truck.“We’re ecstatic,” said Fire Chief Richard ...

  4. Fairfield Holds On In Tense Game To Advance In Little League World Series

    Fairfield Holds On In Tense Game To Advance In Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- MId-Atlantic rallied in the final inning, but Fairfield American Little League pulled out a 7-6 win over the New Jersey squad to win its first game in the 2017 World Series tournament.Connecticut’s boys of summer went face-to-face with the Mid-Atlantic champs, Holbrook Little League out of Jackson, N.J., Thursday on ESPN.Next up, Fairfield will play either Grosse ...

  5. Bridgeport Police: Family Of Four Arrested In Fatal July Shooting

    Bridgeport Police: Family Of Four Arrested In Fatal July Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Four members of a Bridgeport family have been arrested in a July dispute that led to the fatal shooting of their neighbor, police said.Waldo “Abel” Gonzalez, 43, was charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a pistol without a permit and risk of injury to a minor in the death of Ronald Simmons, police said.Simmons, 44, was shot at the ...

  6. Animal Advocates Howl To Protect Endangered Wolves At Beardsley Zoo

    Animal Advocates Howl To Protect Endangered Wolves At Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As a pair of Mexican gray wolves snacked outside an exhibit window, animal advocates gathered at Beardsley Zoo Wednesday to stand against proposed regulations and legislation they say would imperil protections for endangered species.U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined the group, saying what man does in the wild — and in Washington, D.C. — can have disastrous effects ...

  7. Fairfield's Kennedy Center Announces Third Annual Autism SpectRUN

    Fairfield's Kennedy Center Announces Third Annual Autism SpectRUN

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Kennedy Center will host its third annual Autism SpectRUN on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Jennings Beach.The annual fundraiser will feature a 5K timed race, a one-mile walk/stroll, parking lot zumba, a bounce house, face painting and more.The 5K and stroll each begin at 9 a.m. at the South Benson Road beach. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m.A free, ...

  8. Seen Her? Shelton Police Release Photo of Suspect In Purse Theft

    Seen Her? Shelton Police Release Photo of Suspect In Purse Theft

    SHELTON, Conn. — Police are searching for a woman who stole a Shelton woman’s purse and racked up more than $4,000 in charges to her credit card.On July 27, a 64-year-old woman was shopping at T.J. Maxx on Bridgeport Avenue, when another woman asked her to try on some clothing because she had the same figure of the person for whom the second woman was shopping, police said.The victim ...

  9. Fairfield American Faces Mid-Atlantic Champs In World Series Thursday

    Fairfield American Faces Mid-Atlantic Champs In World Series Thursday

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Break out the Cracker Jack.You’ve got two days to prepare for Fairfield American’s first game in the Little League World Series.Connecticut’s boys of summer go face-to-face with the Mid-Atlantic champs, Holbrook Little League out of Jackson, N.J., at 3 p.m., Thursday on ESPN. The Fairfield team is coming off a stunning 10-0 win over Maine to clinch the New England ...

  10. Hometown Pride: Fairfield Little League T-Shirts Are Now Available

    Hometown Pride: Fairfield Little League T-Shirts Are Now Available

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Do you want the world to know you’re rooting for Fairfield American in the Little League World Series this week? Head on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Norwalk or Milford to pick up your own special edition Fairfield American T-shirt.Created by Russell Athletic, the official Little League World Series uniform provider, the shirts are available in adult sizes for ...

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