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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. Entrée Nous Keeps Flavor High, Prices Low At Hot Fairfield County Eateries

    Entrée Nous Keeps Flavor High, Prices Low At Hot Fairfield County Eateries

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Entrée Nous, a popular guide that offers complimentary meals at some of Fairfield County’s hottest restaurants, is out with a third edition for 2018.Released just in time for the holiday season, the handsome new book features descriptions of 12 eateries, their signature offerings and a chance for a free meal with the purchase of a first entrée.“The restaurant owners ...

  2. Fairfield U. Screens Film Chronicling Swim Team On Autism Spectrum

    Fairfield U. Screens Film Chronicling Swim Team On Autism Spectrum

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Get to know the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team made up of teens on the autism spectrum, during a free, public screening of “Swim Team” on Nov. 6 at Fairfield University.Directed by Lara Stolman, who will be on hand for a Q&A, the film follows three teammates nearing the point of “aging out,” the age when eligibility for government services diminishes ...

  3. Arrest Made In Murder Of Bridgeport Barber Who Tried To Protect Customers

    Arrest Made In Murder Of Bridgeport Barber Who Tried To Protect Customers

    Updated: The suspect and the officers involved in the police pursuit were all treated and released from the hospital. Shots were fired, but no one was hit during the incident, Bridgeport police said.Original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 32-year-old Bridgeport man apprehended after a police pursuit that stemmed from a domestic dispute was arrested on murder charges in the shooting death ...

  4. Power Restoration, Tree Cleanup Underway After Nor'easter Slams New Canaan

    Power Restoration, Tree Cleanup Underway After Nor'easter Slams New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Sunday's storm downed trees and large limbs across the country, meaning power outages, tricky driving and calls to repair workers for many.A  huge tree was uprooted on the Old Post Road in Fairfield.Another split nearly in half, coming down on the back of a home on Grovers Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.Crews from Eversource and United ...

  5. Batter Up! Bridgeport, UB Unveil Field Of Dreams In Seaside Park

    Batter Up! Bridgeport, UB Unveil Field Of Dreams In Seaside Park

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Play ball!The University of Bridgeport’s Purple Knights baseball team — as well as Little League and high school teams from around the region — will have a brand new field to call home, thanks to an agreement to renovate Seaside Park’s Diamond #1.City and university officials broke ground on the project on Friday, noting the college’s team played its very first game ...

  6. Layla's Brings 'Made With Love' Middle Eastern Delicacies To Westport

    Layla's Brings 'Made With Love' Middle Eastern Delicacies To Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — It took a little longer than expected, but Layla’s Falafel of Westport will be serving up delectable Middle Eastern fare from its Post Road East storefront this week.Owned by Trumbull residents Dino and Layla Sakakini, the eatery should be open for business Monday.The location is the fifth for Sakakinis, who also run Layla’s outposts in Fairfield and Trumbull as well ...

  7. 5 Years Later: Fairfield County Rebuilds After Sandy But Still Feels Impact

    5 Years Later: Fairfield County Rebuilds After Sandy But Still Feels Impact

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — Sunday is the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting the region, killing five in Connecticut and causing massive flooding, power outages and destruction across the state. Homes ripped from their foundations washed out into Long Island Sound. Others lay crumpled under enormous downed trees.In a scene representative of those played out across the county, ...

  8. Lights On Backstage Tour Of Fright Haven Benefits Stratford PAL

    Lights On Backstage Tour Of Fright Haven Benefits Stratford PAL

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the area’s spookiest haunted houses?You’ll have your chance Monday, Oct. 30, when the Stratford Police Activity League (PAL) hosts a pre-opening, lights on family event at Fright Haven, Connecticut’s largest indoor haunted attraction at Stratford Square shopping plaza.Families are invited to join in the fun at 6 ...

  9. Save The Date: Giant Balloons, Bands To Step Off In Stamford Parade

    Save The Date: Giant Balloons, Bands To Step Off In Stamford Parade

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The holiday season is just around the corner — and so is the 24th annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular, set to step off at noon on Sunday, Nov. 19.One of the largest parades of its kind in the U.S., this year’s march will include 12 giant helium balloons floating down downtown streets for the enjoyment of more than 200,000 spectators.Among the parade units this ...

  10. Shelton Police: Cheesecake Champ Harassed, Touched Female Employees

    Shelton Police: Cheesecake Champ Harassed, Touched Female Employees

    SHELTON, Conn. — A former restaurant manager known for his award-winning cheesecakes was arrested Thursday on charges of sexually harassing and touching female employees at a Howe Avenue restaurant, police said.Bryan Stockbridge, 58, of Ansonia, was charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault after police learned he had returned to the area from California and was living ...

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