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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. Heat Kills: Students' Signs Serve As Life-Saving Reminder In Westport

    Heat Kills: Students' Signs Serve As Life-Saving Reminder In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport kids and their furry friends are a little bit safer this summer due to an imaginative project by three Staples High School students.Brandon Malin, Alison Green and Jordi Katz teamed up to create heat safety signs for local parking lots, reminding drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in parked cars in the summer heat.With support from First ...

  2. Bookworms Unite! It's Time For The Pequot Library Summer Sale In Fairfield

    Bookworms Unite! It's Time For The Pequot Library Summer Sale In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With an estimated 140,000 books to choose from, there will be something for every taste at the 57th annual Pequot Library Summer Book Sale, a much-anticipated event running from Friday, July 21 through Tuesday, July 25 at the Southport library.Dubbed “The Best Book Sale in New England,” the library’s sale draws both book dealers looking for rare finds and voracious ...

  3. City Lights Celebrates SAMESEX With Exhibit, Pride Parade, Variety Show

    City Lights Celebrates SAMESEX With Exhibit, Pride Parade, Variety Show

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — City Lights invites the public to the 7th annual SAMESEX exhibit Thursday night, followed by the yearly Pride Parade, a drag contest and a variety show featuring members of Les Ballet Eloelle and a Liberace tribute.SAMESEX explores LGBT themes, same-sex attraction and current affairs. Artists, who need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate, have ...

  4. Fairfield Police: Banned Woman From Newtown Found In Bookstore — Again

    Fairfield Police: Banned Woman From Newtown Found In Bookstore — Again

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Newtown woman who had been banned from the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore was arrested July 14 when she was found sitting in the store drinking a coffee, police said.Megan Oddis-Switzer, 51, of Huntington Road, was charged with first-degree criminal trespass. On Feb. 15, 2015, Oddis-Switzer was found on the the university’s North Benson Road campus and was ...

  5. The Lovers, The Dreamers And Matt: Fairfield Resident Named Kermit The Frog

    The Lovers, The Dreamers And Matt: Fairfield Resident Named Kermit The Frog

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Don’t be surprised if you hear the iconic strains of “It’s Not Easy Being Green” in town: The new voice of Kermit the Frog is none other than Fairfield resident Matt Vogel.The puppeteer who has worked for the Jim Henson Company since the 1990s was announced this week as just the third person to voice Miss Piggy’s paramour, following Henson himself and Steve Whitmire, ...

  6. Call It Kid's Pose: Baby Goats A Hit At Monroe Yoga Classes

    Call It Kid's Pose: Baby Goats A Hit At Monroe Yoga Classes

    MONROE, Conn. — Look at Youtube these days and one thing seems crystal clear: Everything is better when you add baby goats.Even yoga.Viral videos of happy practitioners down-dogging to the patter of tiny hooves inspired Elaina Wieser to invite a few cloven friends to select classes at her Blue Lotus Yoga in Monroe.“I cap it at 25 (people) and they’re sold out,” she said of the classes. ...

  7. Can You Spare A Can? Rescue Mission To Stuff Trucks This Weekend

    Can You Spare A Can? Rescue Mission To Stuff Trucks This Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Dozens of Bridgeport Rescue Mission volunteers and staff will be stationed at local Stop & Shop supermarkets Friday and Saturday to collect food that will help provide more than 550,000 meals for the hungry in the coming year.The annual Stuff-A-Truck event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Trumbull, Stratford, Monroe, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, ...

  8. Pedaling For A Cure: Ridgefield Cyclists Take Part In Cancer Challenge

    Pedaling For A Cure: Ridgefield Cyclists Take Part In Cancer Challenge

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Five fit Ridgefield cyclists will take on the 38th Pan-Mass Challenge this summer, hoping to raise millions for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Institute.On Aug. 5 and 6, the cyclists will join about 6,200 riders riding up to 192 miles in the Massachusetts-based challenge.They are: Jon Chase, Tizzie Mantione, Thomas Mantione, Oliver Mullins and Alex ...

  9. New Black Rock Restaurant Brings Latin Flair To Bridgeport

    New Black Rock Restaurant Brings Latin Flair To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — L.A. Tavern Kitchen & Bar has officially opened, bringing an American-Latin menu and farm-fresh ingredients to Black Rock’s bustling Fairfield Avenue.The new restaurant served up its first meals this week, holding an official grand opening on July 5.The menu features tapas, including sautéed shrimp over a roasted corn salad, grilled lollipop lamb chops with a ...

  10. Man Used Boss's Credit Card For Meals, Florida Flights, Westport Police Say

    Man Used Boss's Credit Card For Meals, Florida Flights, Westport Police Say

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who had secretly been using his boss’s credit card to buy gift cards, restaurant meals and trips to Florida was arrested Thursday, Westport police said. Donald Luciano, 45, was charged with first-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.In July 2016, his employer told police Luciano, who had been working for him since 2014, had started ...

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