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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Pumpkins A-Plenty Are Ripe For The Pickin' At Jones Family Farms

    Pumpkins A-Plenty Are Ripe For The Pickin' At Jones Family Farms

    SHELTON, Conn. — There’s still plenty of time to settle on a Halloween costume, but Jones Family Farms is kicking off the harvest season by officially opening its pumpkin patches Thursday.The pumpkin fields will be open for business on aptly named Pumpkinseed Hill, 120 Beardsley Road, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.“The pumpkin crop is looking very nice!” said Tom ...

  2. Oysters Are So Over: It's Time To Go Clam-Diggin' At Chowdafest

    Oysters Are So Over: It's Time To Go Clam-Diggin' At Chowdafest

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Spoons up!It’s time for the 10th annual Chowdafest, your chance to sample from a whopping 40 different bowls of bivalves — as well as a few rogue veggie entrants — and decide which soup reigns supreme.The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 1, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.Each ticket holder is given a spoon, a ballot and a pencil and sent off to enjoy ...

  3. Cat Euthanized After Pit Bull Attack; Bridgeport Owner Gets Tickets

    Cat Euthanized After Pit Bull Attack; Bridgeport Owner Gets Tickets

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces fines after his pit bull attacked and killed a cat in Fairfield on Saturday afternoon, police said.Steven Hyatt, 31, of Vanguard Street, was working in a Shoreham Village Drive backyard around 1:30 p.m. when the dog jumped out his car window and attacked a neighbor’s cat, breaking its neck, police said.Fairfield Animal Control officers rushed ...

  4. Professors Turn Performers In Cheeky Fairfield University Production

    Professors Turn Performers In Cheeky Fairfield University Production

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A group of Fairfield University professors and administrators will take to the stage once again for their annual theatrical production, this time with a touch of Chekhov.The Academy Players of Fairfield University will present Aaron Posner’s “Life Sucks,” a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic “Uncle Vanya,” in four performances Sept. 20 through 23.Each ...

  5. Fairfield Teen Drowning Victim Identified; GoFundMe Started For Family

    Fairfield Teen Drowning Victim Identified; GoFundMe Started For Family

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Police have identified the teen who drowned in Perry’s Mill Pond on Saturday as 17-year-old Nagee Crowder of Fairfield.Crowder was a senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.His body was pulled from about 15 feet of water at about 7 p.m. by divers and transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Resuscitative efforts continued until 8:10 p.m., ...

  6. Police: Fairfield Heating Co. Owner Stole Natural Gas For His Own Home

    Police: Fairfield Heating Co. Owner Stole Natural Gas For His Own Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The president of a Post Road heating and plumbing business was arrested Thursday on charges of using dangerous, illegal lines to steal thousands of dollars worth of natural gas after Southern Connecticut Gas Co. shut off his home’s line for failure to pay outstanding bills, police said.Todd Flanagan, 45, of High Meadow Road, Southport, was charged with first-degree ...

  7. Obama Adviser Who 'Unmasked' Trump Officials To Speak At Fairfield U.

    Obama Adviser Who 'Unmasked' Trump Officials To Speak At Fairfield U.

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who has been in the news this week for “unmasking” some senior Trump officials, will have her first-ever public speaking engagement since leaving government at Fairfield University later this month.Rice will present “Envisioning Our Global Future” to kick off the university’s Open VISIONS Forum lecture series on Sept. ...

  8. Fairfield U. Business School Getting New Digs In 2019

    Fairfield U. Business School Getting New Digs In 2019

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University is building a new state-of-the-art home for its Dolan School of Business. The school expects to open the $40 million academic building — one of several supported by its Fairfield Rising fundraising campaign — in the fall of 2019.Plans for the 80,500-square-foot building include a simulated financial trading room, a big data analytics lab and an ...

  9. Westport Police: Motorcyclist Trying To Flee Officer Crashes, Tries To Run

    Westport Police: Motorcyclist Trying To Flee Officer Crashes, Tries To Run

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport man faces charges after he fled from a police officer Wednesday, losing control of his motorcycle, police said.Officer Sam Sabin was working traffic detail on Easton Road at the Merritt Parkway around 8:30 p.m., when he noticed Jonathan Loeser, 24, of Bonnie Brook Road, revving his motorcycle while stopped in traffic, police said.Sabin waved for Loeser to ...

  10. Westport Police: Woman Used Fake ID In Attempted Diamond Bracelet Buy

    Westport Police: Woman Used Fake ID In Attempted Diamond Bracelet Buy

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Waterbury woman was arrested Thursday after she attempted to buy a $3,950 diamond tennis bracelet with what appeared to be a fake ID and credit card, police said.Jessie Siddell, 39, of Wildwood Street, was charged with criminal attempt at third-degree larceny, police said.On Aug. 25, officers were sent to Lux, Bond and Green on a report a woman was opening a credit ...

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