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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Fairfield Humanitarian Group Wants Your Lunch Money

    Fairfield Humanitarian Group Wants Your Lunch Money

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — “Give us your lunch money!”No, you’re not having a flashback from middle school.This impassioned plea came today from Fairfield-based Save the Children, kicking off a week-long campaign aimed at raising awareness of the severe hunger crisis crippling East Africa.The global humanitarian organization is asking people to give up their lunch for one day and donate the ...

  7. Fairfield Police Investigate Snapchat Post About Potential School Violence

    Fairfield Police Investigate Snapchat Post About Potential School Violence

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Snapchat message that was seen as a potential school threat had been posted as a "private joke" between two juveniles early Monday morning, Fairfield police said. At 6:13 a.m. Monday, Fairfield Police were alerted by an anonymous complaint that a juvenile student had posted a potential threat on the social media app. "The anonymous complaint indicated ...

  8. 'Served:' Bridgeport Native's Film On Prison To Premiere In Norwalk

    'Served:' Bridgeport Native's Film On Prison To Premiere In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident will be on hand May 15 for the world premiere of her short film “Served,” which tackles the effects of incarceration on prisoners’ children and families, a situation she knows all too well.Akiya McKnight wrote and produced the film, which will be screened at 7 p.m. at Garden Cinema on Isaac Place.“I wanted to be the voice of the 2.7 million ...

  9. 'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hill Harper, star of the hit CBS drama “CSI:NY” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” will share his inspiring story of how facing down cancer made him want to give back at Celebrating Home 2017, a benefit for Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m May 5 at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, supports the 75,000 state resident ...

  10. Medal Vs. Mettle: Fairfield Woman Takes On Olympian In Boston Fit Fest

    Medal Vs. Mettle: Fairfield Woman Takes On Olympian In Boston Fit Fest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As fit as you may think you are, are you ready to work out next to an Olympic medalist?Jessica Braus is.The Fairfield resident will be in Boston May 6 to take part in a fun-fueled day of fitness at Jimmy Fund Fit Fest presented by Reebok at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade.Braus will take on consecutive, high-energy workouts led by some of Boston’s best ...

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