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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. Sacred Heart U Unveils New State-Of-The-Art Healthcare Education Center

    Sacred Heart U Unveils New State-Of-The-Art Healthcare Education Center

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Sacred Heart University officially opened its new Center for Healthcare Education on Friday, ushering in a new era of state-of-the-art experiential learning for students in its nursing and health professions programs.“This building is extraordinary, don’t you think?” said Mary Alice Donius, dean of the College of Nursing.Set on a hill just down Park Avenue from SHU’s ...

  2. Fairfield Police: Man In Bathrobe Broke Into Home, Watched Girl Sleep

    Fairfield Police: Man In Bathrobe Broke Into Home, Watched Girl Sleep

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 36-year-old man wearing nothing but a bathrobe and T-shirt broke into a Tunxis Hill Road home early Friday and watched a girl sleep before her family trapped him and called 911, Fairfield police said.Eric Kusheba, who also lives on Tunxis Hill Road but was not known to the family, cut a screen window, entered the teen's bedroom and watched her sleep around 5:30 ...

  3. Pavilion Honoring Patriarch Of Jones Family Farms Opens This Weekend

    Pavilion Honoring Patriarch Of Jones Family Farms Opens This Weekend

    SHELTON, Conn. — It was back in the 1930s when Philip Jones began planting trees around the family farm his great-grandfather founded on Walnut Tree Hill Road.So it’s only fitting that the Jones Family Farms family has paid tribute to the farm’s patriarch by building a pavilion made from lumber that came from trees he planted.Located next to the former dairy barn that now houses the ...

  4. Shelton Police: Sleepy Man Shoots Landscapers With Pellet Gun

    Shelton Police: Sleepy Man Shoots Landscapers With Pellet Gun

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shirtless man shot his neighbor’s landscapers with a pellet gun Thursday because he was trying to sleep and they were too noisy, police said.Shelton officers called to Tuckahoe Drive around 10 a.m. found the landscapers who showed them injuries they sustained from the man with a rifle they saw at the window of a neighboring home, police said.Officers went to the home ...

  5. Greenwich Merchants GoForPink To Fight Breast Cancer In October

    Greenwich Merchants GoForPink To Fight Breast Cancer In October

    GREENWICH, Conn. — About 60 Greenwich businesses will GoForPink Oct. 5 offering discounts and refreshments and raising awareness and funds to eradicate breast cancer.The special day of shopping, dining and education highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with the Greenwich-based Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA).Participating merchants will display window signs and donate ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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., ...

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