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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. Beardsley Zoo Staff Works Around The Clock To Save Weeks-Old Tiger Kittens

    Beardsley Zoo Staff Works Around The Clock To Save Weeks-Old Tiger Kittens

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Beardsley Zoo welcomed two tiger kittens last month — and it looks like staffers are more excited than their massive mom.The zoo’s 10-year-old Amur tiger Changbai gave birth to four cubs on Nov. 25. Sadly, two died and Changbai showed no interest in the remaining two females, who are being cared for at the zoo’s hospital.“We are hand feeding the babies five times ...

  2. Top Speed: Fairfield Native Vies For Skating Berth At US Olympic Trials

    Top Speed: Fairfield Native Vies For Skating Berth At US Olympic Trials

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield native Kristen Santos is poised for the U.S. Olympic team trials in speedskating this weekend, despite suffering a devastating hand injury at the World Cup in China just weeks ago.The 2012 Fairfield Warde High School graduate is training eight hours a day in Salt Lake City for her chance at joining the U.S. team in South Korea.“It’s something I have to just ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Felon Snagged Bikes, Motorcycles In 3 Break-Ins At 1 Home

    Fairfield Police: Felon Snagged Bikes, Motorcycles In 3 Break-Ins At 1 Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A convicted felon from Ansonia was arrested Friday after police say he stole motorcycles and trail bikes from the garage of a Fairfield home in three separate instances over 24 hours in June.Michael Targouski, 44, of North Main Street, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.Targouski, who has 28 prior arrests, was arrested on a warrant at ...

  4. Veteran Chef Brings Revolutionary Mexican Fare To Fairfield

    Veteran Chef Brings Revolutionary Mexican Fare To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Nicho Guevara came to America from his native El Salvador 25 years ago, taking a job as a restaurant dishwasher.But armed with a chef’s creativity — and his mother’s killer mole paste — it’s no wonder he didn’t stay at the deep sink.After 20 years as head chef at Tequila Mockingbird in New Canaan, he and business partner Ryan Gillespie are taking their show on the ...

  5. Westport Volunteer EMS Takes Newman's Own Donation To Heart

    Westport Volunteer EMS Takes Newman's Own Donation To Heart

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport ambulances will be equipped with life-saving cardiac devices thanks to a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.The new equipment — Stryker/Physio-Control LUCAS 3 chest compression systems — can be used on those in cardiac arrest while keeping Westport Volunteer EMS personnel safe.The automated system offers optimal, high-quality compressions that can be ...

  6. Vote Now: SHU Thespians Vying For Pro Regional Theater Awards

    Vote Now: SHU Thespians Vying For Pro Regional Theater Awards

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The play’s the thing at Sacred Heart University, where students have received a whopping 17 nominations for online theater guide BroadwayWorld.com’s 2017 Connecticut regional awards.And they were all nominated in the professional categories, not the ones reserved for high school and college productions.That means Sacred Heart students will be vying for votes up ...

  7. Fairfield Veteran Inducted Into The Connecticut Hall Of Fame

    Fairfield Veteran Inducted Into The Connecticut Hall Of Fame

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — U.S. Army veteran Thomas Quinn was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame this week, surrounded by state and local leaders and family and friends.“Honoring the military service and life’s work of our veterans is among the most important ways we as citizens can show gratitude,” state Rep. Brenda Kupchick said at the Hartford ceremony. “Tom Quinn stands as ...

  8. Stratford's Fright Haven Invites Kids Of All Ages To 'Lights On' Wonderland

    Stratford's Fright Haven Invites Kids Of All Ages To 'Lights On' Wonderland

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Fright Haven, the state’s largest haunted attraction, has morphed into “A Frightmare Before Christmas” for those who want a little ghoul with their yule this season.But even the youngest holiday revelers are invited to the Barnum Avenue Cutoff site’s Winter Wonderland “Lights On” Family Fun Day matinee on Dec. 16.From 1 to 2:30 p.m., special guides will escort ...

  9. Fairfield Teens' Biz Gets Holiday Nod From None Other Than Martha Stewart

    Fairfield Teens' Biz Gets Holiday Nod From None Other Than Martha Stewart

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When you’re just starting a business, there are a lot worse things than getting an e-mail that says “Martha Stewart loves you.”And that’s just what happened to the Fairfield teen siblings who’ve created 3Dux/Design, a line of architectural play sets for young designers.About a week ago, Martha Stewart Living included the 3-month-old company’s wares in “8 of Our ...

  10. Fairfield Celebrates Giants Tonight For National Pop Warner Football Title

    Fairfield Celebrates Giants Tonight For National Pop Warner Football Title

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fresh from celebrating Fairfield American’s impressive run at the Little League World Series, the town will celebrate the Fairfield Giants 10U as national Pop Warner champs this week.The celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the South Pine Creek Recreation Center, 210 Old Dam Road.All are welcome to join First Selectman Mike Tetreau and the Parks & ...

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