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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. Westport Police: Waterbury Woman Hid Drugs In Underwear

    Westport Police: Waterbury Woman Hid Drugs In Underwear

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Waterbury woman face drug and interfering charges after a routine police stop in Westport Thursday.Mellissa Hernandez, 27, of Woodside Avenue, was charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under suspension, police said.Around 5 p.m., an officer stopped a car traveling on Post Road East ...

  2. Strawberry Fans Get Berry Good News In Shelton

    Strawberry Fans Get Berry Good News In Shelton

    Update: SHELTON, Conn. — Pick-Your-Own fruit fans just got some good news: Jones Family Farms is now open for strawberry season.Barring bad weather, visitors can enter the fields from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and pick until 6 p.m. at Pumpkinseed Hill, 120 Beardsley Road, just off Route 110 Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays.Children are welcome with adult supervision, but ...

  3. Body Found In Burning Car In Bridgeport

    Body Found In Burning Car In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Firefighters responding to a car fire Wednesday night made a grisly discovery — the body of a man in the burning vehicle.Bridgeport firefighters arrived at the burning car at Houston and Dodd avenues around 10 p.m. and found the body in the passenger seat after they suppressed the blaze, said city Communications Director Rowena White.An autopsy is scheduled for later ...

  4. Pick-Your-Own Fruit Fans Cheer Start Of Strawberry Season In Shelton

    Pick-Your-Own Fruit Fans Cheer Start Of Strawberry Season In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Puffy white clouds drifted over picturesque Pumpkinseed Hill, making Wednesday a perfect opening day for pick-your-own strawberries at Jones Family Farm.The farm had planned on opening Thursday, but the conditions were, er, ripe a day earlier and in-the-know families and fruit lovers flocked to the fields, picking boxes and baskets in hand.Barring bad weather, the farm ...

  5. Just For Laughs: New Comedy Club Brings Top Stand-Ups To Fairfield

    Just For Laughs: New Comedy Club Brings Top Stand-Ups To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Could you use a good laugh?After tickets sold out for its first two weeks, the newly opened Fairfield Comedy Club just announced it will present not one, but two shows each Saturday night.Located at the recently renovated Fairfield Circle Inn, 417 Post Road, the club is bringing Connecticut and New York standups — many who’ve appeared on late night talk shows, HBO and ...

  6. Sanctuary Cities Defined, Debated At Fairfield Forum This Week

    Sanctuary Cities Defined, Debated At Fairfield Forum This Week

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With the recent terror attacks and debate on travel bans and undocumented residents in the news, Fairfield Standing United will host a timely forum on sanctuary cities Thursday.“Sanctuary City: What It Isn’t and Why Fairfield Should Care” will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 8, at Fairfield Public Library’s Rotary Room, 1080 Old Post Road.The event is free and ...

  7. Curtain Up: Fairfield's Quick Center Announces New Season Of The Arts

    Curtain Up: Fairfield's Quick Center Announces New Season Of The Arts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A chat with actor Mark Ruffalo, a bracing performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company and a few yuletide tunes with musical marrieds John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky.Those are some of the highlights of the just-announced 2017-18 season at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts.The 27th season opens with the first evening of Open VISIONS Forum, a popular ...

  8. Drop And Give Me 50: Push-Up Challenge Supports Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

    Drop And Give Me 50: Push-Up Challenge Supports Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

    WESTPORT, Conn. — How many push-ups do you think you can do in an hour?Find out — and support a good cause — this Sunday, June 4, at the 8th annual Push Against Cancer for Kids, a fundraiser for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.Hosted by the Westport Police Department and Mental Grit Fitness of Fairfield County, the event encourages individuals and teams from across the state to test ...

  9. Colon, Kry Headline Fairfield Concert Fundraiser For Trumbull Tot

    Colon, Kry Headline Fairfield Concert Fundraiser For Trumbull Tot

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — “The Voice” winner Javier Colon and Connecticut-born recording artist April Kry will perform at a Fairfield fundraiser for a Trumbull toddler battling a rare disorder.Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s benefit at the Gaelic-American Club, but supporters can still make donations to help 1-year-old Cameron “Cam” Simpson and his family find a cure for Alternating ...

  10. Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

    Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Animal lovers — and those who fancy wine, beer and a little nosh — will converge on Beardsley Zoo June 3 for the annual Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari.The benefit, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., features tasty treats from a slew of local eateries, an 80-item silent auction and live tunes by the Fake ID Band on stage at the Peacock Pavilion.“This event sells out ...

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