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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: Woman Breaks Boyfriend's Car Window With Her Fist

    Fairfield Police: Woman Breaks Boyfriend's Car Window With Her Fist

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Waterbury woman was arrested in Fairfield Saturday night after she broke her boyfriend’s car window with her bare hands outside a Post Road bookstore, police said.The 31-year-old woman had been waiting for her boyfriend to come home to watch their one-year-old son, so she could go visit her sister, police said.When he didn’t arrive at home, she did a search of his ...

  2. South American Rodent Bites Toddler at Beardsley Zoo In Bridgeport

    South American Rodent Bites Toddler at Beardsley Zoo In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A young visitor to Beardsley Zoo got a little closer to the wildlife than she’d hoped Sunday when a South American rodent bit her finger through a gap in a Rainforest Building enclosure.The small covered gap that fell off of a glass barrier left just enough room for the red-rumped agouti, similar to a guinea pig, to reach the toddler’s tiny finger, said Zoo Director ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Driver In Crash Says He 'Took Every Drug In The Book'

    Fairfield Police: Driver In Crash Says He 'Took Every Drug In The Book'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A driver who told emergency personnel he was “God” and had taken “every drug in the book” was sent to the hospital late Friday after he ran his car into a tree, police said.Just before midnight, the driver was heading down Cornell Road and turning onto Melville Avenue when he struck the tree, police said.The car came to rest in the parking lot of Fairfield Warde High ...

  4. Two Injured In Car Rollover, Explosion In Danbury

    Two Injured In Car Rollover, Explosion In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two people were sent to the hospital with burns after a car rolled over and exploded early Saturday in Danbury, according to fire officials.The Danbury Fire Department A shift companies were dispatched to the area of 167 Long Ridge Road at around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a motor vehicle accident with an explosion. Units arrived to find a car totally ...

  5. Danbury Family Displaced By Weekend Fire

    Danbury Family Displaced By Weekend Fire

    DANBURY, Conn. — A family was displaced early Saturday when a basement fire caused damage to their Padanaram Road home, according to Danbury fire officials.Firefighters were called to the home just before 7:30 a.m. on a report of smoke in the basement along with the odor of gas, said James Gagliardo, the department’s public information officer.Units quickly located the source and ...

  6. Danbury Executive Named To TBICO Board Of Directors

    Danbury Executive Named To TBICO Board Of Directors

    DANBURY, Conn. — Penelope Forman, president of Danbury-based Penn Gardner Inc, has been elected to the board of directors of TBICO, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people help themselves through education, job training and financial literacy.The announcement was made by Louann Bloomer, TBICO’s founder, CEO and president. “We pleased to welcome Penelope to our board of ...

  7. Fairfield Eatery Ordered To Pay Nearly $250,000 In Back Wages

    Fairfield Eatery Ordered To Pay Nearly $250,000 In Back Wages

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield restaurant and its owner must pay $244,930 in back wages and liquidated damages to eight employees as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.Division investigators found that Vinny’s of Fairfield Inc. – which does business as Vinny’s Ale House – and owner Ernst H. Buggisch failed to pay required overtime to ...

  8. Two Bridgeport Residents Charged With Voter Fraud In Stratford

    Two Bridgeport Residents Charged With Voter Fraud In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have arrested two Bridgeport residents in connection with voter fraud during the town’s mayoral election.Troy Stevenson, 56, and Betty Chappell, 56, were both arrested on warrants for applying for absentee ballots during the November election, police said.The investigation began when the Town Clerk’s Office noticed some discrepancies in absentee ...

  9. Chemical Spill Hit-And-Run Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile In Shelton

    Chemical Spill Hit-And-Run Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton police have arrested a juvenile for a hit-and-run car crash that caused a chemical spill that took weeks to clean up, according to the Connecticut Post.The crash took place near Suren Lane and Poplar Drive on Nov. 5, the Post said.The minor was charged with evading responsibility, the Post said.Click here to read the full Connecticut Post story.

  10. Bridgeport Police: MA Tourists Broke Into Shuttered Majestic Theater

    Bridgeport Police: MA Tourists Broke Into Shuttered Majestic Theater

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A trio of Massachusetts tourists found inside the shuttered and soon-to-be-renovated Majestic Theater was arrested Thursday morning, the Connecticut Post reported.Police found Ryan Mello, 33, of Quincy, and Joseph Mollica, 21, of Berlin, in the darkened theater’s lobby, the Post said.John Mooney, 35, of Taunton, was hiding in the balcony, the Post said.Each was ...

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