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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. Here, Kitty, Kitty: Rare Big Cat Finds Home At Beardsley Zoo

    Here, Kitty, Kitty: Rare Big Cat Finds Home At Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Feline fans have something to roar about this month — the new Amur tiger at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.Ten-year-old Changhai arrived from the Philadelphia Zoo in January. She recently completed her quarantine and is ready to greet big cat lovers from her new home in the predator area near the café.Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are very rare, with fewer ...

  2. CT DOT: Bridge Maintenance Spells I-95 Lane Closures In Stratford

    CT DOT: Bridge Maintenance Spells I-95 Lane Closures In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Motorists driving on I-95 through Stratford should be prepared to see some brake lights in the coming months.The state Department of Transportation on Monday announced a nighttime bridge maintenance project that will include lane closures both northbound and southbound through Jue 30.Work hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday evenings, weather ...

  3. Police: Twelve Women Face Off In Early Morning Brawl At Fairfield Diner

    Police: Twelve Women Face Off In Early Morning Brawl At Fairfield Diner

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — About a dozen women got into an early morning melee at Andros Diner on Saturday, upending tables, throwing things and punching a waitress in the face, Fairfield police said.No one was sure what started the ruckus among the women, who hail from Norwalk to New Haven, as witnesses gave many conflicting statements, police said.Police were called to the Villa Avenue diner ...

  4. Fairfield Police Chief Slips On Stilettos For A Good Cause

    Fairfield Police Chief Slips On Stilettos For A Good Cause

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — For the fifth consecutive year, Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara will step out in a pair of towering, ruby-red heels to lead Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a community-wide rally and walk in support of victims of sexual violence and abuse. The popular event, which drew more than 1,000 walkers last year, kicks off at 8 a.m., April 29, with a one-mile trek through ...

  5. Norwalk's Connecticut Theater Ballet Expanding Into Westport

    Norwalk's Connecticut Theater Ballet Expanding Into Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Attention, budding ballerinas!Connecticut Theatre Ballet (CTB), which already has a Main Street studio in Norwalk, is expanding to a new space on Westport’s Ketchum Street.The new Westport Dance Studios features three separate studios, a dressing room with lockers, a student lounge, study area, full kitchen, ample parking and more on a quiet street with a gated ...

  6. Your Keys, Please: Customers Enjoy Curbside Service In Westport

    Your Keys, Please: Customers Enjoy Curbside Service In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Shoppers were sure happy to see the valets at Bedford Square, the new downtown shopping complex, during Thursday’s rainstorm.With the municipal lot several puddles from the development project’s front doors, those visiting newly opened Anthropologie & Co. and Amis Trattoria — the complex’s first businesses — ditched the downpour in favor of the complimentary ...

  7. Westport Cops: Man Shoots Self In Leg, Faces Charges

    Westport Cops: Man Shoots Self In Leg, Faces Charges

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport man was arrested Thursday after he shot himself in the leg while cleaning a gun, police said.Domenic Demace, 47, of Oak Street, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and risk of injury to a child in the 6 a.m. incident, police said.Westport detectives were called to Norwalk Hospital, where Demace was being ...

  8. Posies Pop Up At Westport Coffee Shop

    Posies Pop Up At Westport Coffee Shop

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Need a few blooms to brighten a dreary day?Winfield Street Coffee in Westport has got you covered.From now through April 24, Rowayton-based Stems + Co. will have a pop-up show offering gorgeous arrangements at the Railroad Place coffee shop."As I love to collaborate with awesome entrepreneurs, I thought this was pretty cool," said Winfield Street owner Breno ...

  9. Opening Day: Anglers Cast Fishing Lines Across Fairfield County

    Opening Day: Anglers Cast Fishing Lines Across Fairfield County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Ryan King has a theory about fishing.“If a kid has a fishing rod in their hand, they’re not going to get into trouble,” said King, manager of Jimmy O's Bait and Tackle in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport.A lot of families tested out that theory Saturday, the official opening day of fishing season in Connecticut.Fishing is a family tradition for Noel Gonzalez ...

  10. Westport Police: Housekeeper Stole Checks from Clients

    Westport Police: Housekeeper Stole Checks from Clients

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk housekeeper was arrested Thursday on charges of attempting to rob two clients by stealing checks from their Westport homes, police said.Diana Parra, 48, of Cavanaugh Street, turned herself in to police and was charged with two counts each of third-degree forgery, third-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny in connection with the two incidents, police ...

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