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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. It's A Go: New Hotel Breaks Ground In South Norwalk

    It's A Go: New Hotel Breaks Ground In South Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — The official groundbreaking came Thursday on the eight-story SoNo Residence Inn by Marriott, a 102-room hotel planned for South Main Street near the Norwalk Police Station.Mayor Harry Rilling and other city dignitaries presided over the ceremony for the hotel, which will offer extended-stay suites.The developer predicted the hotel will be open within a year.  The hotel ...

  2. Under The Sea: Briny Bites Come To Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike

    Under The Sea: Briny Bites Come To Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The new 348 Oyster Bar, a contemporary spot for all things seafood, will open its doors May 8. Having had a soft launch, the restaurant, at 348 Black Rock Turnpike, will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting with First Selectman Mike Tetreau at 1 p.m.348 Oyster Bar will feature Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Popular dishes ...

  3. Motorcyclists To Escort Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall To Bridgeport

    Motorcyclists To Escort Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Wall That Heals, a mobile half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will stand in Seaside Park this week, after a Wednesday morning motorcade from Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park.The city and the National Association of Naval Veterans Port 5 has enlisted the support of local motorcyclist organizations to escort the Wall to ...

  4. Fairfield Cops: Tardy Bank Robber Nabbed, Charged In Four Incidents

    Fairfield Cops: Tardy Bank Robber Nabbed, Charged In Four Incidents

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police have arrested a suspected serial bank robber they believe donned a mask but showed up too late to rob a Southport People’s United Bank that had just closed in February.Joseph Boccuzzi, 34, of Maplewood Terrace, Norwalk, has already been arrested for bank robberies in Stamford and Wilton and is suspected of more, police said.The Fairfield incident happened ...

  5. Tail-Waggin' Fun Planned For The 2nd Annual Westport Dog Festival

    Tail-Waggin' Fun Planned For The 2nd Annual Westport Dog Festival

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Man’s Best Friend takes centerstage May 7 at the second annual Westport Dog Festival.The celebration of all things canine kicks off at 10 a.m. at Winslow Park and runs all day until 6 p.m.An estimated 400 dogs — and a whopping 1,500 humans — showed up at last year’s inaugural event and organizers are expecting even more this year for vendors, food trucks, face ...

  6. Fairfield Humanitarian Group Wants Your Lunch Money

    Fairfield Humanitarian Group Wants Your Lunch Money

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — “Give us your lunch money!”No, you’re not having a flashback from middle school.This impassioned plea came today from Fairfield-based Save the Children, kicking off a week-long campaign aimed at raising awareness of the severe hunger crisis crippling East Africa.The global humanitarian organization is asking people to give up their lunch for one day and donate the ...

  7. Fairfield Police Investigate Snapchat Post About Potential School Violence

    Fairfield Police Investigate Snapchat Post About Potential School Violence

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Snapchat message that was seen as a potential school threat had been posted as a "private joke" between two juveniles early Monday morning, Fairfield police said. At 6:13 a.m. Monday, Fairfield Police were alerted by an anonymous complaint that a juvenile student had posted a potential threat on the social media app. "The anonymous complaint indicated ...

  8. 'Served:' Bridgeport Native's Film On Prison To Premiere In Norwalk

    'Served:' Bridgeport Native's Film On Prison To Premiere In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident will be on hand May 15 for the world premiere of her short film “Served,” which tackles the effects of incarceration on prisoners’ children and families, a situation she knows all too well.Akiya McKnight wrote and produced the film, which will be screened at 7 p.m. at Garden Cinema on Isaac Place.“I wanted to be the voice of the 2.7 million ...

  9. 'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hill Harper, star of the hit CBS drama “CSI:NY” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” will share his inspiring story of how facing down cancer made him want to give back at Celebrating Home 2017, a benefit for Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m May 5 at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, supports the 75,000 state resident ...

  10. Feast Of A Fundraiser: Taste Of Westport Benefits Clasp Homes

    Feast Of A Fundraiser: Taste Of Westport Benefits Clasp Homes

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Is your mouth watering yet?It will be soon, as it’s almost time for the 13th annual Taste of Westport, an evening of fun and feasting to benefit CLASP Homes, a nonprofit serving individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.This year’s festivities run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 4 at The Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road E.Tasty treats for the night will be provided by ...

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