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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. Police: Westport K-9 Finds Drugs, Grinder In Darien Man's Car

    Police: Westport K-9 Finds Drugs, Grinder In Darien Man's Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Darien driver faces drug charges after he was stopped by Westport Police Saturday night on Post Road East, police said.Mark Smeland, 23, of Oak Crest, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after K-9 Atlas detected about 16 grams of marijuana in a backpack in his car, police said.Officers also found a grinder, ...

  2. Fairfield Cops: Cell Phone Plea Leads Officer Right To Fleeing Suspect

    Fairfield Cops: Cell Phone Plea Leads Officer Right To Fleeing Suspect

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers tracked down two Fairfield men early Saturday, after they drove a car into a Mill Plain Road utility pole and across three front lawns, wrestled on the ground for a bit and then ran off down a dead-end street, police said.Police said an officer found one of the pair, 21-year-old Christopher Pecora, because he heard him on his cell phone, saying “Help! Help! ...

  3. Two Assaults Logged At Downtown Fairfield Eatery In Four Hours

    Two Assaults Logged At Downtown Fairfield Eatery In Four Hours

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers had a busy night at a Sanford Place restaurant this weekend, where two assaults took place within four hours of each other, police said.Just before 10 p.m. Friday, an employee at Crave punched a customer in the face, after the victim and his wife and friends tried to take food off the employee’s tray, which he then spilled on them, police said.The dispute ...

  4. A Dog's Life: Benefit Dinner Seeks To Help Bridgeport's Shelter Pups

    A Dog's Life: Benefit Dinner Seeks To Help Bridgeport's Shelter Pups

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Animal Control is halfway to its funding goal to build three outdoor play areas for its dogs — and you can help.The shelter is hosting a benefit dinner to support the fund drive May 27 at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. All proceeds will go to the $40,000 goal.“Our goal is to have the highest adoption rate in the state and I think it’s achievable, ...

  5. Southport Galleries Sets Sail With Exhibition of Legendary Seafarer

    Southport Galleries Sets Sail With Exhibition of Legendary Seafarer

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. — A local legend who spent five years circumnavigating the world — all the while sketching and painting the astounding vistas and ports of call he encountered — is the featured artist at a Southport Galleries exhibition opening May 11.Milford resident Brechin Morgan’s artistic vision was inspired by his years aboard the 27-foot sailing vessel Otter. More recently, he’s ...

  6. There's The Rub: Massage Envy To Hold 10th Birthday Party In Fairfield

    There's The Rub: Massage Envy To Hold 10th Birthday Party In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Massage Envy is celebrating its 10th anniversary of getting the kinks out in Fairfield with “A Taste of Our Services,” a May 11 evening of demos, refreshments and a celebratory ribbon cutting.Running from 6 to 8 p.m., the evening will feature chair massage, assisted stretch and chemical peel demonstrations, aromatherapy education, mini skin scans and — of course — ...

  7. 'Pothole Killer' Strikes Again In Bridgeport

    'Pothole Killer' Strikes Again In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Pothole Killer is on the loose in Bridgeport!And just in the nick of time.The harsh winter has made for a bumpy ride on city streets. In response, the city once again will lease a state-of-the-art machine, dubbed “The Pothole Killer,” for a month of repairs that should ease motorists’ nerves — and suspensions — soon.“The Pothole Killers use an innovative system ...

  8. Westport Cops: Stop & Shop Employee Caught Stealing On Camera

    Westport Cops: Stop & Shop Employee Caught Stealing On Camera

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Stop & Shop employee was arrested Monday after he was caught on camera stealing money from a cash register, Westport police said.Joshua Hopkins, 24, of Hawley Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, police said.Officers were called to the Post Road supermarket at 8 p.m. May 1. A store manager said Hopkins was seen on a camera taking a bill from ...

  9. Shelton Greets New Season For Farmers Market On Saturday

    Shelton Greets New Season For Farmers Market On Saturday

    SHELTON, Conn. — You don’t have long to wait for the start of farmers market season in Shelton, which will officially open this year on Saturday, May 6.The market boasts one of the earliest start dates in the area — as well as a host of veggies, crafts, meat, eggs, essential oils, even dog beds that are all grown, raised or created by the farmers and artisans at the market.Organizers ...

  10. It's A Go: New Hotel Breaks Ground In South Norwalk

    It's A Go: New Hotel Breaks Ground In South Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — The official groundbreaking came Thursday on the eight-story SoNo Residence Inn by Marriott, a 102-room hotel planned for South Main Street near the Norwalk Police Station.Mayor Harry Rilling and other city dignitaries presided over the ceremony for the hotel, which will offer extended-stay suites.The developer predicted the hotel will be open within a year.  The hotel ...

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