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

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  1. He, She, One of Each? Zoo To Reveal Lynx Kittens' Gender This Week

    He, She, One of Each? Zoo To Reveal Lynx Kittens' Gender This Week

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Wondering if you should wear blue or pink when you visit the two new Canada lynx kittens born this spring at the Beardsley Zoo?Well, the wait is over Thursday, June 29, at 11 a.m. when the zoo celebrates a big gender reveal at the lynx exhibit.How will you know? Staffers will give the male lynx a paper mache rabbit to play with. Once he opens it, guests should see ...

  2. Library Lockdown On Tap For Westport MakerSpace Fans

    Library Lockdown On Tap For Westport MakerSpace Fans

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Does getting locked in the library sound like a grand night out to you?Well, mark your calendar for Maker Madness, an overnight event featuring escape rooms, ghost hunters and more at Westport Library. The fun begins at 8 p.m. July 22 and will run until 7 a.m. July 23 for anyone ages 12 and up.What will you do once the doors are locked? The library is celebrating the ...

  3. It's Official: Cricket Car Hop Opens This Week

    It's Official: Cricket Car Hop Opens This Week

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Let there be long dogs!The wait is finally over in Stratford: the Cricket Car Hop — 2.0, if you will — officially opens for business  on Saturday.The doors will open at 11 a.m. for the grand opening at the new site, 900 Access Road.In case you’re new to Stratford, the original Cricket opened in the 1950s and became one of the town’s most iconic spots, serving up hot ...

  4. Westport Police: Norwalk Man Flees Scene Of Crash Into Mailboxes

    Westport Police: Norwalk Man Flees Scene Of Crash Into Mailboxes

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk man who crashed his car into several mailboxes in Westport and ran off was arrested Friday after officers found him not far from the scene, police said.Daniel Molina, 22, of Wolfpit Avenue, was charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive in the proper lane, police said. Molina was driving on Big Pines Road in Westport around 6 p.m., when his car ...

  5. Lighthouse Sculptures Pop-Up Along The Sound In Stratford

    Lighthouse Sculptures Pop-Up Along The Sound In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It’s tough to be in the dark about the 2017 Stratford Street Sculpture project.Driving down Main Street, you can’t miss the six-foot-tall, handpainted fiberglass lighthouses dotting the side of the roadway.Light the Way is the latest installment in the new town tradition of outdoor artwork on display for residents and visitors to admire. Similar to the fanciful ...

  6. Fairfield Police Release Details On Attempted Murder-Suicide By Mother

    Fairfield Police Release Details On Attempted Murder-Suicide By Mother

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police have identified the woman found dead in her Barlow Road home Saturday, after she apparently tried to strangle her 8-year-old daughter and took her own life nearly two years to the day after her husband had hanged himself.Officers believe Ivanna Krekhtyak, 36, tried to kill the child before going to the basement to hang herself, police said Monday. The ...

  7. Books Abound: Westport Library To Hold Massive Benefit Sale

    Books Abound: Westport Library To Hold Massive Benefit Sale

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Running out of beach reads?The Westport Library has got you covered.It will have more than 100,000 possibilities available at its 25th annual Summer Book Sale from July 15 to 18 under the tents outside the library on Jesup Green.Categories run the gamut from art to zoology, with novels, mysteries and ever-popular cookbooks in the mix. Got enough books? You can peruse a ...

  8. Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Curtain Call Takes Shakespeare Outdoors

    Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Curtain Call Takes Shakespeare Outdoors

    STAMFORD, Conn. — It wouldn’t be summer in Fairfield County without a little Shakespeare under the sun and stars.And Curtain Call of Stamford is at the ready with its Shakespeare on the Green production of “Julius Caesar.”The 418-year-old play runs from July 6 through July 16 and touches on political themes that are still fresh and timely today.While Curtain Call operates a few ...

  9. Head To The Crabby Dog Tavern In Stratford For Seaside Dining

    Head To The Crabby Dog Tavern In Stratford For Seaside Dining

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The wait is over for fans of seaside dining in Stratford. The Crabby Dog Tavern, with its panoramic views of Long Island Sound, is open for business.Chris "Chubby" Delmonico and Niall O'Neill, owners of the popular Lazy Dog Tavern downtown and Oxford’s Old Dog Tavern, are serving up a smorgasbord of seafood specialties at 14 Beach Drive.Most recently home to ...

  10. Unsafe Pavilion Roof Coming Down At Westport's Compo Beach

    Unsafe Pavilion Roof Coming Down At Westport's Compo Beach

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The brick picnic pavilion at Compo Beach will be closed this week while a crew removes the roof due to safety concerns.The work will begin Monday and is scheduled to last about five days. Beachgoers will still have access to the lockers, bathrooms and Joey’s throughout the week.Work will be done from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.“While it was hoped that minimal repairs to the roof ...

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