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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. Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you can’t remember your last thrill ride or belly full of fried dough, the much-anticipated McKinley Elementary School Carnival is just around the corner.The event, featuring rides, games and plenty to eat, will run from April 28 through April 30 at Jennings Beach.The school PTA’s biggest fundraiser, the carnival offers rides suitable for daring toddlers through ...

  2. Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A gun-toting Newtown man who hit several trees before flipping his car on its side early Saturday faces drunken driving charges, police said.David Guerra, 35, of Glen Road, was driving eastbound on Walls Drive around midnight when he veered off the northside shoulder of the road, hitting the trees and coming to rest on the driver’s side, police said.A passenger in the ...

  3. Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A staggering 10 percent of high school students have been physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the Futures Without Violence website.One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by a partner.Faced with these stark statistics, Westport’s Domestic Violence Task Force will host ...

  4. Bridgeport Breakfast To Spotlight LGBTQ Issues Across Fairfield County

    Bridgeport Breakfast To Spotlight LGBTQ Issues Across Fairfield County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In support of inclusion for all families, Triangle Community Center will host an LGBTQ Empowerment Breakfast on Friday, April 21 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. The breakfast is co-sponsored by The Center for Family Justice and State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield).Triangle’s Executive Director Anthony Crisci will talk ...

  5. Kona Says 'No Taxation Without Relaxation' With Free Shaved Ice In Stamford

    Kona Says 'No Taxation Without Relaxation' With Free Shaved Ice In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Has Tax Day got you hot under the collar?Cool off at the Springdale Post Office, where Kona Ice will be handing out free cups of shaved ice to celebrate its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day.Anyone who stops by the island-inspired truck between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, can have a free cup — and a complementary lei to wear while listening to some ...

  6. Police K-9s Converge On Westport For First-Ever National Training Program

    Police K-9s Converge On Westport For First-Ever National Training Program

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Hamden Police Officer Kelley Groleau let out a whoop Thursday and tossed a well-loved toy to her K-9 partner, Sar, who waved his tail with excitement.He had correctly detected the odor of an explosive along the cafeteria lunch line at Staples High School.Thankfully for students — and town lunch ladies — Groleau and Sar were taking part in a Regional Explosives ...

  7. Gear Up For Your Falafel Fix: Layla's Plans Opening In Westport

    Gear Up For Your Falafel Fix: Layla's Plans Opening In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Get ready for another Layla's to love.Layla's Falafel, known for its authentic Middle Eastern fare, is opening in Westport in late April at 1537 Post Road E.Layla’s Falafel has three other locations, open for lunch and dinner:2088 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, 203-384-0100936 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-461-9538245 Main St., Stamford, 203-316-9041

  8. Stratford Woman Seeks Serendipity In Indie Bookstore

    Stratford Woman Seeks Serendipity In Indie Bookstore

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford woman is inching closer to her dream of opening an independent bookstore in town, thanks to crowdsourcing and a pop-up shop she’ll open at the end of the month.Nikkya Hargrove, a freelance writer for The Washington Post who works in the nonprofit sector, said she she’s always wanted to connect with her community through the love of reading.“I want to run a ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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