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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. The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of: New Trumbull Gallery Carves Out Unique Niche

    The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of: New Trumbull Gallery Carves Out Unique Niche

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Nancy Eckl’s “Tranquility” features stenciled glass panels highlighting its mixed media approach.Robin Berenson used acrylic and metallic paints to achieve the highly dramatic effect in her “Imperial Treasure.”Feel like you’re strolling through an art museum?Kinda.Except instead of canvas and clay, all of the fanciful creations at I.M. Smitten, a 10,000-square-foot ...

  2. Greenwich Man Tapped To Bring Gracious Home Back To Black

    Greenwich Man Tapped To Bring Gracious Home Back To Black

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Founded by Cuban immigrants in 1963, Gracious Home was a quintessential Manhattan store.Beginning in hardware, it was known for getting things that customers asked it to get — be it luxury bedding or plumbing supplies.“You could buy a lightbulb for $1.99 or a chandelier for $10,000,” said company CEO Rob Morrison. “It was an only-in-New York store and for the first 47 ...

  3. Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 56-year-old Bridgeport man dining at Tazza on Friday evening got more than he bargained for when he reached for his wallet — and shot himself in the buttocks, police said.The man, who has a valid carry permit, was eating dinner with family at about 8:30 p.m. when he accidentally discharged the firearm he was carrying, police said.The casing got stuck in the gun and ...

  4. Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shoeless Waterbury man was arrested after he tried to carjack a woman and a dental office employee came to her aid, police said.Gerardo Retamar, 37, was charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery involving an occupied vehicle, criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, ...

  5. Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Two Roads will soon have two buildings.The popular Stratford business is adding a 25,000-square-foot sour and barrel-aging brewery on 2.5 acres of newly acquired land adjoining the existing Stratford Avenue brewery.The $12 million facility will feature a 50-barrel ROLEC brewhouse, storage for 2,000 wood barrels, a tasting room for up to 120 visitors overlooking a ...

  6. Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Free People, the hip clothing shop and lifestyle brand, is slated to open its new Westport store on March 24.The 6,017-square-foot space will be designed in the brand’s “Studio” concept, highlighting the “more rugged side of the Free People girl,” according to the company.The boutique sports a clean, white brick facade with Douglas fir slats and steel beams on the ...

  7. Pets Get Pampered At Wet Paws Dog Grooming Of Trumbull

    Pets Get Pampered At Wet Paws Dog Grooming Of Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — You could say Olivier Leibowitz has jumped from Madison Avenue to, well, Madison Avenue.After a long career as an advertising executive for Young & Rubicam and other top New York City agencies, the Trumbull man — facing his 50th birthday — decided to take stock of the future.“We thought maybe we should think about doing something fun and different,” he said of a ...

  8. Enjoy A Free Cone At Fairfield's Dairy Queen — And Help Children's Charity

    Enjoy A Free Cone At Fairfield's Dairy Queen — And Help Children's Charity

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — To celebrate the first day of spring, Fairfield County fans of Dairy Queen can enjoy a free ice cream cone and help a children's charity at the same time.  #FreeConeDay is today, March 20, the first day of spring. For the promotion, participating Dairy Queen outlets are offering one free small vanilla cone per person.During this spring event, Dairy Queen is ...

  9. Irish Eyes Are Smiling At St. Patrick's Day Parade In Bridgeport

    Irish Eyes Are Smiling At St. Patrick's Day Parade In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Having March 17 as your birthday has its perks.Justin Duhancik of Stratford could imagine the hundreds of marchers, dancers and floats winding their way down Broad Street on Friday were all for him and not for the 35th annual Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade.“I like the bagpipes,” said the newly minted 10-year-old, who was sporting a bright green fright ...

  10. For Westport Woman, Life Begins Après Divorce

    For Westport Woman, Life Begins Après Divorce

    WESTPORT, Conn. — When Sylvia Beckerman left her second ex-husband in 2015, she had her shoes, her clothes, some wine glasses and little else.So — looking to her son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law for inspiration — she marched herself over to Bed, Bath & Beyond and set up a post-divorce gift registry.“I thought, they’re starting new and I’m starting new, too,” said the Westport ...

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