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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 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. It's Prime Time To Pick-Your-Own At Jones Family Farms In Shelton

    It's Prime Time To Pick-Your-Own At Jones Family Farms In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — The weather outside was frightfully unpredictable this spring, but farmers at Jones Family Farms say it didn’t stop the 2017 strawberry crop from flourishing.“After 50 years in the business, this spring has been perhaps the most changeable weather for our strawberries,” said Terry Jones. “If you had asked me in late April, I would have guessed we’d not see berries ripe ...

  7. Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

    Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New Jersey man faces multiple charges for breaking into cars and stealing airbags at the Saugatuck train station this spring, police said.On June 9 at 6 p.m., Jose Cruz, 50, of Clinton Place, Newark, drove up to a parked Honda CRV, pried open the door and stole the airbag from the steering wheel, police said. He also removed airbags from two other Honda CRVs around ...

  8. Woman Leaves Car Unlocked At Lake Mohegan; Thief Grabs $3K In Luxury Items

    Woman Leaves Car Unlocked At Lake Mohegan; Thief Grabs $3K In Luxury Items

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman who left nearly $3,000 in cash and belongings in her unlocked car at Lake Mohegan on Friday morning came back to find it all missing, Fairfield police said.The woman said she parked her car at the east side of the parking lot near the walking trails around 8:15 a.m. She came back around 9:15 a.m. to find her $600 Tory Burch purse missing, along with everything ...

  9. Driving Lesson Cut Short When Fairfield 15-Year-Old Hits Utility Pole

    Driving Lesson Cut Short When Fairfield 15-Year-Old Hits Utility Pole

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man faces charges after he tried to give his 15-year-old sister a driving lesson and she hit a utility pole Saturday evening, police said.Enrique Silva-Hernandez, 22, of Fisk Street, was given a misdemeanor summons for two counts of reckless endangerment and failure to have proper insurance, police said.Another driver called police to report a car ...

  10. Westport Cops: Man On Crack Passed Out Behind The Wheel On Post Road

    Westport Cops: Man On Crack Passed Out Behind The Wheel On Post Road

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New London man who was found passed out with his foot on the brake of a running car on the Post Road Friday afternoon faces several drug and motor vehicle charges, police said.Allan Jones, 45, of Green Street, was charged with possession of a narcotic not in its original container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, operating a ...

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