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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. Danbury's Opal Is A Gem In Westport Festival's Fastest Dog Race

    Danbury's Opal Is A Gem In Westport Festival's Fastest Dog Race

    WESTPORT, Conn. — She may be named for a stone, but this one gathers no moss.Opal the rescued pit bull mix was named the fastest dog at the Westport Dog Festival, winning a year’s supply of dog food and bragging rights for besting a field of more than 100 at the 2nd annual festival this month.“She just loves to run,” said Opal’s proud owner, Chelsea Massimin of Danbury. “She has run ...

  2. Yankee Doodle Fair Comes To Town In Westport

    Yankee Doodle Fair Comes To Town In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Carnival rides, a food court, touch-a-boat and a psychic will all be part of the fun at the annual Yankee Doodle Fair planned for June 15 to 18 in Westport.Sponsored by the Westport Woman’s Club, the fair features pay-one-price for unlimited ride wristbands available each day at the 44 Imperial Avenue site. Admission is free.Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; ...

  3. Bridgeport Man's Jewish Farm Doc To Air On CT Public Television

    Bridgeport Man's Jewish Farm Doc To Air On CT Public Television

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The fascinating story of how refugees from the pogroms of Russian and Holocaust survivors figured into the state’s farming history are part of one Bridgeport filmmaker’s latest work to be aired on CPTV this month.Producing Director Frank Borres’ “Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut” airs at 8 p.m. May 25.Borres, the recently named president ...

  4. Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    BRiDGEPORT, Conn. — You may know the Park City was once the home of the Frisbee, Singer sewing machines and the very first Subway sandwich shop.But did you know there are still plenty of things being made in Bridgeport? Poppy’s Cheesecake — Owners Katie and Alex Ginis rely on their grandfather’s secret recipe and their dad’s deft touch in their Remer Street kitchen to turn out these ...

  5. Little Box Pizza Serves Up Tasty Pie, Second Chances In Stamford

    Little Box Pizza Serves Up Tasty Pie, Second Chances In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — James Gibson grew up in Bridgeport and Norwalk, his life filled with gangs, jail time and personal pain.With a family to support, he was determined to change his destiny, but found himself underemployed and struggling to make ends meet.Enter Little Box Pizza — a new socially conscious, quality driven food enterprise ready to make the Stamford scene this June.Founded by ...

  6. Spirit Zone Too Teams Give Greenwich Something To Cheer About

    Spirit Zone Too Teams Give Greenwich Something To Cheer About

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Two Greenwich cheer teams were crowned division champions at U.S. Finals this month, while another three squads turned in stellar performances for Spirit Zone Too.Four competitive teams from the studio — Mini Level 1 Prep Morganites, Youth Level 1 Prep Malachites, Youth Level 2 Emeraldites and Senior Level 3 DIAMONDites — all qualified for the finals in Providence, ...

  7. Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It might not be “Iron Chef,” but eight budding Trumbull culinary artists will go head to head Thursday to make a sumptuous meal fit for — a howler monkey?The unusual cook off is part of the festivities for the grand opening at the Beardsley Zoo’s commissary, a new kitchen for the site’s 300 animals that will allow visitors a window on just what goes into an ...

  8. Miles For Myles 5K Honors Memory Of Darien Toddler

    Miles For Myles 5K Honors Memory Of Darien Toddler

    DARIEN, Conn. — When their beloved toddler Myles died suddenly from a heart arrhythmia, Geoff and Dana Beringer took a proactive step to improve the lives of all children through the Myles M. Beringer Foundation.Formed in 1999, the organization has raised more than $376,000 to support everything from pediatric cancer research at Yale School of Medicine to a scholarship in Irish dance to ...

  9. Tours & Tortas: Mill Hill Park To Reopen In Norwalk

    Tours & Tortas: Mill Hill Park To Reopen In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Visit a Colonial herb garden, tour a new art exhibition and learn more about some truly revolutionary Norwalk women at the grand re-opening of Mill Hill Historic Park.Norwalk Historical Society will celebrate the 2 East Wall Street site from noon to 5 p.m. June 10 with free events throughout the day, a noon ribbon-cutting and tasty treats from Chef Tony Delicias’ ...

  10. Reason To Howl: Wolves Brave Root Canals At Bridgeport Zoo

    Reason To Howl: Wolves Brave Root Canals At Bridgeport Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They didn’t go back to their den with a bag full of floss and new toothbrushes, but two Mexican wolves at the Beardsley Zoo did brave root canals and tooth extractions recently.It’s all part of the zoo’s regular medical and dental care regime, said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.“Good veterinary care is vital to the wellbeing of our animals,” Dancho said. “We spend a ...

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