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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. Police: Shelton Woman Assaulted Special Needs Child, Neglected Cat

    Police: Shelton Woman Assaulted Special Needs Child, Neglected Cat

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton woman accused of bruising and cutting a child with special needs and severely neglecting a cat that had to be euthanized was arrested Wednesday, police said.Faith Taylor, 37, was charged with assault of an intellectually disabled person, risk of injury to a child and cruelty to animals.The arrest stems from a Department of Children and Families referral to ...

  2. SHU Poll: CT Residents Favor Highway Tolls, Legal Pot Over Budget Cuts

    SHU Poll: CT Residents Favor Highway Tolls, Legal Pot Over Budget Cuts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Connecticut residents have “significant anxiety” over the state’s budget and the prospect of deep cuts to essential service, a statewide Sacred Heart University poll found.In a poll of 1,000 residents across the state, the college’s Institute for Public Policy found they favor alternative tax revenue sources, including highway tolls and legalizing and taxing ...

  3. Lovable Lynx Kittens Born At Bridgeport Zoo Shuffle Off To Buffalo

    Lovable Lynx Kittens Born At Bridgeport Zoo Shuffle Off To Buffalo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Ruby and Penny, we hardly knew ye!After hosting a June reveal of two Canada Lynx kittens born at Beardsley Zoo this April, the zoo announced the furry pair will be packing their bags and moving to the Buffalo Zoo in the next few weeks.The six-month-old girls are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) program, which is designed ...

  4. Did You Spy Them? Mannequins Mark Opening Of Westport Boutique

    Did You Spy Them? Mannequins Mark Opening Of Westport Boutique

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Did you notice a few decidedly stylish, but rather quiet “ladies” about town recently?The stone-faced mannequins seen doing what busy Westport women do at hot spots Aux Delices, The Spotted Horse Tavern and Savannah Bee were all part of the fun and fabulous way Westport’s latest boutique — NIC+ZOE of Bedford Square — is introducing itself to its first-ever Connecticut ...

  5. Bridgeport Staffing Firm Offers Job Help To Displaced Hurricane Victims

    Bridgeport Staffing Firm Offers Job Help To Displaced Hurricane Victims

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport staffing and recruitment firm hopes to assist those displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria by helping them find temporary employment while they’re staying in Connecticut.Engage Staffing has extended “a hand up” to residents of Puerto Rico now here, encouraging them to apply for temporary work assignments. The agency hopes to create opportunities by ...

  6. Fairfield Police: Newtown Man Accused Of Indecent Exposure Turns Self In

    Fairfield Police: Newtown Man Accused Of Indecent Exposure Turns Self In

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Newtown man accused of public indecency at Jennings Beach in September turned himself in to police on Thursday.William J. Connelly, 61, was charged with one count of risk of injury to a minor, three counts of second-degree breach of peace and three counts of public indecency, police said. The arrest stems from three separate incidents on the beach.On Sept 26, the ...

  7. Police: Bridgeport Bookkeeper Embezzled $29K From Westport Business

    Police: Bridgeport Bookkeeper Embezzled $29K From Westport Business

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport bookkeeper was charged with embezzlement Tuesday, after her employers told police she stole more than $29,000 from them, police said.Kimberly Goodman, 33, of Midland Street, was charged with first-degree larceny in the case, which spanned from February through this month.On Oct. 5, Goodman’s employers came to police headquarters to report she had made ...

  8. Author Of Most Popular ESPN Story To Speak At SHU In Fairfield

    Author Of Most Popular ESPN Story To Speak At SHU In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Kate Fagan, author of “What Made Maddy Run,” the most-watched feature on ESPN digital media, will speak at Sacred Heart University on Oct. 23.Fagan, who expanded her story on Madison Holleran, a track and field athlete who committed suicide, to a full-length book, will take the stage at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.Fagan writes for espnW, ...

  9. Cops: Man Turns Hostile When Westport Barista Refuses Free Coffee Demand

    Cops: Man Turns Hostile When Westport Barista Refuses Free Coffee Demand

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man began cursing and refused to leave a Westport Starbucks Tuesday, after baristas would not give him free coffee.Gary Hubina, 63, of Fairfield Avenue, became hostile and ignored a request for him to leave, using the bathroom instead at the Parker-Harding Plaza eatery, witnesses told police.When he did leave, he used profanity against staff and customers, ...

  10. Norwalk Library Hopes Kids Check Out Their First Library Cards

    Norwalk Library Hopes Kids Check Out Their First Library Cards

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Public Library is on a mission — to make sure every one of the 844 kindergarteners in town gets a library card.To that end, the library and Norwalk Public Schools held a rally at Tracey Elementary School Friday morning with Principal Theresa Rangel and other school officials telling stories of their first library cards and handing out card applications and ...

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