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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. Fairfield Cops: Daughter's Boyfriend Stole From Fairfield Mom

    Fairfield Cops: Daughter's Boyfriend Stole From Fairfield Mom

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man with a long history with police here was arrested July 5 for stealing more than $2,000 in jewelry and a collectible lighter from his girlfriend’s mother, police said.Jarrett Tucker, 23, of Quarter Horse Lane, was charged with fourth-degree larceny in the case, police said.A friend of the victim told officers he saw her daughter’s boyfriend enter the ...

  2. New Black Rock Restaurant Brings Latin Flair To Bridgeport

    New Black Rock Restaurant Brings Latin Flair To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — L.A. Tavern Kitchen & Bar has officially opened, bringing an American-Latin menu and farm-fresh ingredients to Black Rock’s bustling Fairfield Avenue.The new restaurant served up its first meals this week, holding an official grand opening on July 5.The menu features tapas, including sautéed shrimp over a roasted corn salad, grilled lollipop lamb chops with a ...

  3. Man Used Boss's Credit Card For Meals, Florida Flights, Westport Police Say

    Man Used Boss's Credit Card For Meals, Florida Flights, Westport Police Say

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who had secretly been using his boss’s credit card to buy gift cards, restaurant meals and trips to Florida was arrested Thursday, Westport police said. Donald Luciano, 45, was charged with first-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.In July 2016, his employer told police Luciano, who had been working for him since 2014, had started ...

  4. Is Fido On A 'Leach?' New Signs Draw Ire, Giggles From Bridgeport Residents

    Is Fido On A 'Leach?' New Signs Draw Ire, Giggles From Bridgeport Residents

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mistake-laden signs about new rules at a pocket beach and a park in Black Rock have residents up in arms — and dog owners wondering just where they can find a “6’ leach” to walk their pooches.“I’d pay good money to see a dog on a six-foot leach,” one resident posted on Black Rock Community Updates, a popular Facebook spot for a lively mix of helpful tips, public ...

  5. Shelton Teen Wins One Of Just Seven Regional Scholarships

    Shelton Teen Wins One Of Just Seven Regional Scholarships

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 2017 Shelton High School grad has a little extra money to put towards her college education, thanks to a scholarship from Ninety Nine Restaurants.Sabrina Maldonado of Shelton, the 2017 Connecticut Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, won one of seven state awards in the restaurant group’s 10th annual Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Award.She received $1,000 for ...

  6. Community Activist Pushes Immediate Action To Stem Violence In Bridgeport

    Community Activist Pushes Immediate Action To Stem Violence In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Getting guns out of the wrong hands will ultimately stem the tide of deadly violence in Bridgeport, but one community activist said other steps can be taken immediately to keep citizens safer.Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence, met with Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Police Chief AJ Perez and others Thursday morning to tout the group’s ...

  7. Couple Named In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Bridgeport

    Couple Named In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have released the names of the husband and wife killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Trumbull Gardens just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.The evidence indicates that Keith Knox, 32, of Trumbull Avenue, shot his wife, Jennifer Knox, 33, before turning the gun on himself, said Lieutenant Christopher LaMaine.Autopsies were scheduled for this morning.Police ...

  8. In Wake Of Home Burglary, Westport Police Urge Residents To Be Vigilant

    In Wake Of Home Burglary, Westport Police Urge Residents To Be Vigilant

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport police are urging residents to be vigilant Thursday in the wake of an attempted burglary and one that took place while the homeowners were sleeping on Bonnie Brook Road.Early Thursday morning, a homeowner awoke to the sound of the front-door screen being cut, police said. The resident made noise and the suspect ran off. At 6:45 a.m., officers were called to ...

  9. Police Track Down Suspect In Armed Holdup At Shelton Gas Station

    Police Track Down Suspect In Armed Holdup At Shelton Gas Station

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man, who is a suspect is several incidents over the holiday weekend, was charged with robbing an employee of a Shelton gas station at gunpoint Wednesday, police said.Ross Kane, 34, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, possession of narcotics and possession of a facsimile firearm, ...

  10. Fresh Produce, Music And More Comes To Downtown Bridgeport This Week

    Fresh Produce, Music And More Comes To Downtown Bridgeport This Week

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Summer reaches McLevy Green today as the Downtown Farmers Market opens for business today. The market, complete with food, music and plenty of fresh produce, will be open each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 12.“The Bridgeport DSSD (Downtown Special Services District) is proud to produce the Downtown Farmers Market at McLevy Green,” said DDSD President ...

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