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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. Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide Along The Sound

    Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide Along The Sound

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Thomas Brennan rammed a digging tool into the mushy sands of low tide at Stratford Point Friday.“I’ve dug a lot…a lot,” the eighth-grader said, braving the nippy winds in just a T-shirt. “It gives back to the environment.”Brennan, who goes to Unquowa School in Fairfield, was one of about 130 students who turned out to help a team from Sacred Heart University plant a ...

  2. She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For New Canaan's Affordable Housing

    She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For New Canaan's Affordable Housing

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Women from all over Fairfield County are invited to roll up their sleeves and compete in She Nailed It!, a fast-paced hammering competition for ladies only to support Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.The organization is hosting its second annual social and competition from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old ...

  3. Stormy Weather: Boating Death Brings State Cold Water Warning

    Stormy Weather: Boating Death Brings State Cold Water Warning

    STRATFORD, Conn. — After a man died tragically last week falling from a boat into the frigid waters of Long Island Sound, state officials are reminding residents of the real dangers of cold water boating.The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a reminder that that, though air temperature is rising, water temperatures in Long Island Sound are still in ...

  4. Stamford's Amore Cucina Shows Love, Support For  Breast Cancer Research

    Stamford's Amore Cucina Shows Love, Support For Breast Cancer Research

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The crew at Amore Cucina & Bar is gearing up for a special lunch and dinner service April 24 — when 100 percent of the day’s sales will be donated to support breast cancer research through Susan G. Komen New England.“We are so blessed here at Amore,” said restaurateur Bruno DiFabio. “And we live in a time where everyone has been effected by breast cancer in some ...

  5. Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    REDDING, Conn. — Lennie Grimaldi — a reporter-turned-political insider-turned-inmate-turned-Bridgeport blogger — is nothing if not tenacious.At just 19, he wanted an exclusive interview with scream queen Linda Blair after a drug arrest. So he camped out near the ladies room at a Westport bar. “The Exorcist” star agreed to the chat.When he needed color for a profile on mobster Frank ...

  6. Westport Cops: No Smooth Sailing Through Downtown Saturday

    Westport Cops: No Smooth Sailing Through Downtown Saturday

    WESTPORT, Conn. — You might want to steer clear of downtown Westport Saturday.Organizers of Maker Faire Westport are expecting a whopping 10,000 people to converge on Jesup Green, Bedford Square and the surrounding area, bringing with them lots of cars and pedestrian traffic.Police are planning to step up patrols for the event between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.Church Lane will be closed to cars ...

  7. Police Identify 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Shot To Death In Bridgeport

    Police Identify 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Shot To Death In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have identified the 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death at McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday. The victim, Max Antoine of Stamford, was shot in the torso and collapsed in the middle of McLevy Green, Bridgeport police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said in a statement."Several gunshots were fired at this location, and a male ...

  8. Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Eagle Hill Southport School, an innovative learning space for students with ADHD and dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, will expand into the former People’s United Bank adjacent to campus.The school bought 226-228 Main Street Monday and will begin renovations on the building in May, according to the board of directors.“This is a very exciting time ...

  9. Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 100 people rallied in Bridgeport on Tuesday, protesting proposed federal budget cuts they say will decimate programs that children, senior citizens, veterans and the needy depend on across the city and the nation.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, ...

  10. Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As founding members of both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth know how much it means to catch a break as new artists.And as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, they’re about to give a leg up to promising up-and-comers by hosting the new Emerging Artist Series at Fairfield Theatre Company.The Fairfield-based husband-wife duo, in ...

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