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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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Dreams Of Aviation Annex Soar For Stratford Flight Fans

    Dreams Of Aviation Annex Soar For Stratford Flight Fans

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Charlie Vesterman retired after 34 years at Sikorsky Aircraft, but he has never lost his love of tinkering with airplanes. That’s how he became one of the elder statesmen of a dedicated dozen or so volunteers at the Connecticut Air and Space Center in Stratford, quietly keeping the state’s aviation legacy aloft from a chilly building near the Sikorsky Airport and ...

  9. Bethel's Giggling Pig Grabs Three International Awards For Excellence

    Bethel's Giggling Pig Grabs Three International Awards For Excellence

    SHELTON, Conn. — The team at the Gigging Pig Art & Party Studios is laughing a little louder this month, having won three major nods at the annual Stevie Awards for great employers.Hannah Perry, owner of the 5-year-old business with stores in Shelton and Bethel, won silver awards for Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Consumer Services, 10 or Less Employees and Maverick of the Year. ...

  10. Siblings Killed In Fairfield Crash

    Siblings Killed In Fairfield Crash

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A brother and sister were killed in a one-car collision in Fairfield early Wednesday, police said.Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Fairfield police responded to a car that crashed into a tree on Sunfield Lane after exiting I-95 onto Mill Plain Road.A preliminary investigation showed the black 2010 Honda Accord was driven by Brandon Dupee, 33, of Bridgeport, and his passenger ...

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