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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. Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 40 demonstrators rallied outside Bridgeport City Hall on Thursday afternoon, calling on city leaders to designate Bridgeport as a sanctuary city where immigrants and refugees can find safe haven.City Council member José Casco told the group he intended to submit a resolution to the council as early as next week, noting several other cities around the state are ...

  2. Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — After an especially hectic day commuting to her fast-paced job in fashion design, Andrea Greene would relax on the train by daydreaming about making fresh-baked sugar cookies in her grandma’s Indiana kitchen. One day in 2010, she decided to make the dream a reality and started baking for family, friends, co-workers — anyone with a rumble in their tummy.“It’s fun, ...

  3. Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A teacher at Fairfield Warde High School was arrested after police said he exposed himself to a 15-year-old female student.Jeff Iwanicki, 44, of Milford, turned himself in at the Fairfield Police Department on Monday after learning through his attorney that there was an active warrant for his arrest, police said. Iwanicki, who teaches graphic design, was charged with ...

  4. Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    WESTON, Conn. — Bayard Dodge Jr. was a promising student at Deerfield Academy headed for Princeton University in the spring of 1944.But by November of that year, the 20-year old — then-Private First Class Dodge — found himself leading a group of men up a hill in the south of France.“Bang, he was shot. And that was the end of him,” said Reg Bowden, shaking his head at the sad ...

  5. Two Teens Arrested In Sweet 16 Shooting That Left Six Wounded In Bridgeport

    Two Teens Arrested In Sweet 16 Shooting That Left Six Wounded In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have arrested two youths in connection with a November shooting in which six people were injured at a Sweet 16 party at a Park Avenue club.Police were called to Club Sportivo at about 10:45 p.m. Nov. 12, after the party hosts began charging admission to an “after party” and a fight erupted with gunfire outside the club, police said.Based on an ...

  6. Bridgeport Man Shines Light On L.I. Sound's Sunken Secrets

    Bridgeport Man Shines Light On L.I. Sound's Sunken Secrets

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Anyone who thinks scuba diving is a sport best done in Aruba or along the Great Barrier Reef should have a little chat with Denis Habza.Scuba certified since 2006, the Black Rock resident has made a side career of hunting through the dark depths of Long Island Sound, creating fascinating videos for a growing audience of landlubbers who want to know just what’s ...

  7. Winfield Street Deli In Norwalk Adds Third Spot To Enjoy A Taste Of Italy

    Winfield Street Deli In Norwalk Adds Third Spot To Enjoy A Taste Of Italy

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The last couple of years have been a bit of a blur for Breno Donatti.In January 2015, he sold his Wilton farm-to-table restaurant, Bistro 7.Eight months later, he and his wife Jeanette welcomed their little boy, Valentino. The following month, the Stamford resident took over the reins at Winfield Street Deli in East Norwalk and, in February 2016, christened a sister ...

  8. Mom Bakes Up Tasty — But Allergen-Free — Treats At Izzi B's In Norwalk

    Mom Bakes Up Tasty — But Allergen-Free — Treats At Izzi B's In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — When her daughter Isabella was born with an egg allergy, seasoned chef Pam Nicholas knew creating a perfect first birthday cake would be a bit of a challenge.So she got to work early, experimenting with egg substitutes and healthy alternatives that would still make a tasty and attractive cake.“It took me nine months to come up with one good cupcake,” the Wilton mom ...

  9. Illusionist Conjures Up Good, Fresh Food At Magic Cafe In Shelton

    Illusionist Conjures Up Good, Fresh Food At Magic Cafe In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Professional magician Bryan Lizotte has always wanted to run an entertainment venue.So when Ari’s Luncheon, er, disappeared from its Bridgeport Avenue storefront, Lizotte and his wife, Michele, pounced on the prime location and opened Magic Cafe in October.“I just enjoy performing and making people happy,” said the Shelton resident who performs regularly at birthday ...

  10. When It Comes To Flowers, Norwalk Woman Has The Silk Touch

    When It Comes To Flowers, Norwalk Woman Has The Silk Touch

    NORWALK, Conn. — There are worse things you can have than a cellar full of flowers. And that’s just what Danna DiElsi had when she opened The Silk Touch, a silk floral business she started in the early 1990s in Norwalk.She’d spend half her day temping and the other half creating wistful and dramatic floral designs from the relative comfort of her basement until a small retail space ...

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