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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. Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Crowds of people took to the streets in Bridgeport on Wednesday evening to hold a prayer vigil and protest the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy by a police officer during a standoff over a stolen car, according to multiple media reports and eyewitness accounts. The gathering was held near the scene of the fatal shooting near Walgreens, with people chanting the ...

  2. Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Community leaders pleaded for peaceful vigils, while police prepared for possible protests Wednesday afternoon, a day after an officer with one year on the force fatally shot a teenager who police said was driving a stolen vehicle.Imam Lyle Hassan Jones, speaking for “a community somewhat outraged,” called for Bridgeport to come together and let State Police ...

  3. Top-Rated Carver Foundation Of Norwalk Raises $420,000 For Kids' Programs

    Top-Rated Carver Foundation Of Norwalk Raises $420,000 For Kids' Programs

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Carver Foundation of Norwalk, recently ranked among the state’s top nonprofits, raised $420,000 at its 2017 Child of America Gala.The event, held at the Wee Burn County Club in Darien, honored Marcus Mabry of CNN and Austin McChord of Datto.Lead by gala co-chairs Leah Glover and Jacqueline Novotny, the event included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and fellowship, as well ...

  4. 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, ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Under The Sea: Briny Bites Come To Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike

    Under The Sea: Briny Bites Come To Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The new 348 Oyster Bar, a contemporary spot for all things seafood, will open its doors May 8. Having had a soft launch, the restaurant, at 348 Black Rock Turnpike, will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting with First Selectman Mike Tetreau at 1 p.m.348 Oyster Bar will feature Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Popular dishes ...

  9. Motorcyclists To Escort Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall To Bridgeport

    Motorcyclists To Escort Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Wall That Heals, a mobile half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will stand in Seaside Park this week, after a Wednesday morning motorcade from Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park.The city and the National Association of Naval Veterans Port 5 has enlisted the support of local motorcyclist organizations to escort the Wall to ...

  10. Fairfield Cops: Tardy Bank Robber Nabbed, Charged In Four Incidents

    Fairfield Cops: Tardy Bank Robber Nabbed, Charged In Four Incidents

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police have arrested a suspected serial bank robber they believe donned a mask but showed up too late to rob a Southport People’s United Bank that had just closed in February.Joseph Boccuzzi, 34, of Maplewood Terrace, Norwalk, has already been arrested for bank robberies in Stamford and Wilton and is suspected of more, police said.The Fairfield incident happened ...

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