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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. Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide Along The Sound

    Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide Along The Sound

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Thomas Brennan rammed a digging tool into the mushy sands of low tide at Stratford Point Friday.“I’ve dug a lot…a lot,” the eighth-grader said, braving the nippy winds in just a T-shirt. “It gives back to the environment.”Brennan, who goes to Unquowa School in Fairfield, was one of about 130 students who turned out to help a team from Sacred Heart University plant a ...

  2. 30 Years Later: Bridgeport To Remember L'Ambiance Plaza Victims Monday

    30 Years Later: Bridgeport To Remember L'Ambiance Plaza Victims Monday

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Families along with city and union officials will mark the 30th anniversary of the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse with thoughts and prayers outside City Hall and the laying of a wreath at the Golden Hill Street memorial to the 28 victims of the tragedy.The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace.L'Ambiance Plaza was a 16-story residential ...

  3. She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Ridgefield's Affordable Housing

    She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Ridgefield's Affordable Housing

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Women from all over Fairfield County are invited to roll up their sleeves and compete in She Nailed It!, a fast-paced hammering competition for ladies only to support Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.The organization is hosting its second annual social and competition from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old ...

  4. Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    REDDING, Conn. — Lennie Grimaldi — a reporter-turned-political insider-turned-inmate-turned-Bridgeport blogger — is nothing if not tenacious.At just 19, he wanted an exclusive interview with scream queen Linda Blair after a drug arrest. So he camped out near the ladies room at a Westport bar. “The Exorcist” star agreed to the chat.When he needed color for a profile on mobster Frank ...

  5. Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have identified the 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death at McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday. The victim, Max Antoine of Stamford, was shot in the torso and collapsed in the middle of McLevy Green, Bridgeport police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said in a statement."Several gunshots were fired at this location, and a male ...

  6. Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Eagle Hill Southport School, an innovative learning space for students with ADHD and dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, will expand into the former People’s United Bank adjacent to campus.The school bought 226-228 Main Street Monday and will begin renovations on the building in May, according to the board of directors.“This is a very exciting time ...

  7. Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 100 people rallied in Bridgeport on Tuesday, protesting proposed federal budget cuts they say will decimate programs that children, senior citizens, veterans and the needy depend on across the city and the nation.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, ...

  8. Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As founding members of both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth know how much it means to catch a break as new artists.And as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, they’re about to give a leg up to promising up-and-comers by hosting the new Emerging Artist Series at Fairfield Theatre Company.The Fairfield-based husband-wife duo, in ...

  9. Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Part science fair, part country fair, Maker Faire, a catalyst for tinkerers, artisans, engineers and those who think way outside the proverbial box, is coming back to Westport this Earth Day.One of the largest annual events held in town, Maker Faire Westport is expected to bring a record 10,000 fans to Westport Library on Jesup Green, the Taylor parking lot and other ...

  10. "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Alan Alda, seven-time Emmy winner for TV’s iconic “M*A*S*H,” will appear at Westport Library in June as the 2017 honoree for the annual BOOKED for the Evening fundraiser.The signature fundraiser takes place at 7 p.m. June 5 at the library. Tickets go on sale here on May 1.An award-winning actor, director, writer and educator, Alda is the author of “If I Understood You, ...

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